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Sahar Speaks launches with grant from Kestrelman Trust

November 10, 2015

 

Amie's project, Sahar Speaks, which provides training, mentoring and publishing opportunities for Afghan female journalists, has become a reality. Developed while she was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University in 2013/14, Sahar Speaks has received a grant from British charity The Kestrelman Trust, and officially launches on Dec. 15, 2015. Participants' stories will be published by The Huffington Post, our exclusive media partner.

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Knight Talk: Amie Ferris-Rotman

             John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford May 18, 2014

 

During her two years working as Reuters’ senior correspondent in Kabul, Amie Ferris-Rotman began to notice a glaring omission from the international coverage of Afghanistan. There were no female Afghan journalists working for the foreign news outlets that were reporting from that country. Ferris-Rotman has set out to address this, with an approach that’s drawn the support of the International Women’s Media Foundation.

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She's on her way to Ukraine! Amie Ferris-Rotman Awarded One of Eight IRP Religion Reporting Fellowships

July 22, 2014

 

The International Reporting Project (IRP) has awarded eight fellowships in religion reporting, supported by the Henry Luce Foundation. The fellows will report from their respective countries for at least four week son religion-based topics, including the role of religion on health, conflict, politics, sports and food.

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With new collaboration, Amie Ferris-Rotman’s project takes flight

             John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford, 2013-2014

by Alexa Schirtzinger, Apr 25, 2014

 

Knight Fellow Amie Ferris-Rotman recalls feeling “all wide-eyed” when she first arrived on campus last fall from her former job as a foreign correspondent in Afghanistan. In those early days, her innovation proposal — a project called Sahar Speaks! aimed at advancing opportunities for Afghan female journalists — was little more than an idea.

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Amie Ferris-Rotman is a British-American journalist based in Moscow, where she reports for Foreign Policy. She previously reported across Russia and the former Soviet Union for The Wall Street Journal and Reuters. Between Russia tours, she was Reuters senior correspondent in Afghanistan. In 2013, Amie was awarded a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University. In 2015, she founded Sahar Speaks, a program for Afghan female journalists. This won her the 2015 Georgina Henry Women in Journalism Award for Innovation. Amie holds a B.A. and M.A. in Russian Studies from University College London. Her reporting, from over 12 countries, has also appeared in The Atlantic, Politico, Haaretz, The Huffington Post and more.

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