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Sahar Speaks launches with grant from Kestrelman Trust

 

Nov 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...LEARN MORE

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 weeks on religion-related topics, including the role of religion in health, conflict, politics, sports and food...READ MORE

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Knight Talk: Amie Ferris-Rotman

 

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...READ MORE

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

 

by Alexa Shirtzinger, Apr 25, 2014

 

Knight Fellow Amie Ferris-Rotman recalls feeling "all wide-eyed" when she first arrived on campus las 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...READ MORE

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Where are the stories in global media reported by Afghan women?

 

by Amie Ferris-Rotman, Nov 12, 2013

 

What is your journalism challenge? What problem are you working to solve?

More than a decade of foreign aid during the US-led war in Afghanistan gave birth to a lively and large Afghan press corps. However, women often get left out of the equation, meaning they suffer from a shortage of job opportunities, training, and mentoring...READ MORE

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Frontline Club News

 

by Helena Williams, Mar 2012

 

Foreign reporting is changing. With news outlets' budgets tightening, and competition, pressure and risks on the rise, foreign journalists working in conflict countries are abandoning traditional methods of reporting in favour of using cheap, local hires to get the story...READ MORE

 

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