Thursday, May 27, 1999

Nieman Foundation Names 12 International Fellows


Twelve international journalists have been named Nieman Fellows for the 1999-00 academic year. They will join 12 American journalists whose names were announced earlier in May to make up the 62nd class of Nieman Fellows.

Established in 1938, the Nieman Fellowship program is the oldest mid- career fellowship program for journalists in the world. The fellowships are awarded to working journalists of particular accomplishment and promise for an academic year of study in any part of Harvard. More than 1,000 journalists from the United States and from 69 other countries have participated in the program.

The international journalists in the new Nieman class and their areas of interest are:

Mark Chavunduka, editor, The Standard, Harare, Zimbabwe; comparative study of the media in the developed world and in developing countries. Ruth Cowan Nash Fellow; funding provided by the Nash Fund.

Dennis Cruywagen, deputy editor, Pretoria News, South Africa; democracies, young and old. Funding provided by the United States-South Africa Leadership Development Program.

Nikola Djuric, owner and manager of the banned City Radio station, Nis, Serbia; U.S. management techniques and the electronic media. Ruth Cowan Nash Fellow; funding provided by the Nash Fund.

Ragip Duran, correspondent, based in Istanbul, Turkey, Libération of Paris; media criticism and civic journalism. Partial funding provided by the Central Eurasia Project of the Open Society Institute.

Benjamin Fernandez, head of the news department, SNT Continental‹Canal 9, Asuncion, Paraguay; moral values in the political process from dictatorship to democracy, media business management and regional political agreements. Knight Latin American Fellow; funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Aytul Gurtas, correspondent, based in Ankara, Turkey, ANSA (Italian News Agency); international relations, human rights, nationalism and ethnicity, and media studies. Partial funding provided by the Central Eurasia Project of the Open Society Institute.

Andreas Harsono, freelance journalist, Jakarta, Indonesia; government, economics, human rights and national security issues. Funding provided by The Ford Foundation.

Tatsuya Inose, documentary program director, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Tokyo; U.S. economic recovery, development of start-up companies and industrial competitiveness. Funding provided by NHK.

Mojgan Jalali, editor, Iran News, Tehran; American and English literature, politics and journalism. Partial funding provided by the Central Eurasia Project of the Open Society Institute.

Rakesh Kalshian, correspondent, Outlook, New Delhi, India. Geopolitical debate over climate change, technological solutions to global warming and the economic consequences. Environmental Fellow; funding provided by the V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation.

Lee Kwangchool, deputy editor and anchorman, KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) Evening News, Seoul; business competition, customer service, the environment and human values. Funding provided by The Asia Foundation and The Sungkok Journalism Foundation.

Laura Lynch, national reporter, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Radio, Vancouver, British Columbia; how human rights and written constitutions shape society; decision-making, ethics and economics. Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellow; funding provided by the Goodman Trust in Canada and the Goodman Fund in the U.S.


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