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2009-10 Humphrey Fellows
2009-10 UM Humphrey Fellows
Ana Avila is a senior analyst for the Institute for Security and Democracy in Mexico, which focuses on media, violence and human rights. She also contributes to the state TV channel and national newspaper on issues of politics, organized crime and security issues. She wants to focus on journalism ethics and investigative reporting.
Daphne Cassar is a reporter, editor and newscaster for Maltese National TV and Radio. She wants to focus on immigration issues, television production and investigative reporting.
Maggie M. Ghabrial works for Associated Press News Agency in Egypt where she covers Mideast politics, social and religious conflicts. She wants to study investigative journalism.
Paul Hills is a lecturer at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. He would like to investigate the development and use of community and campus television stations as well as focus on environmental and development journalism.
Stefan Hudec of Slovak Republic writes for the foreign news desk of SME newspaper. During his Humphrey year he wants to improve his international reporting skills and discover new ways to increase foreign news readership.
Nadia Klussey serves as a communication and marketing adviser for Women Entrepreneurs in Togo. She is interested in the use of communication and media as a tool for economic development.
Nada Krstic works as an editor in the Serbian Government’s Department of Media Relations. In her Humphrey year she hopes to explore the theory and practice of effective communication strategies between the government and the public.
Claudia A. Montecinos is a political reporter for the prime time newscast at Television Nacional de Chile. She would like to explore how election campaigns are built and how electoral behavior is determined by communication strategies.
Racheal Nakitare is a senior producer for Kenya Broadcasting Corporation in Kenya. She is interested in new media, and the use of television as a medium for community development and citizen empowerment. As a board member of International Association of Women in Radio and Television, Racheal wants to monitor women’s portrayal in and their use of media.
Anduela Nika is the editor of Klan Magazine in Albania. She wants to study investigative journalism, political and economic issues, as well new media technologies.
Najibullah Sharifi is a producer for National Public Radio in Afghanistan. He would like to establish a professional center to educate journalists in Afghanistan.
Anuradha Sivagurunathan works as a copy editor with The Star newspaper in Malaysia and as a freelance media producer. She is interested in the dynamics between citizen journalism and traditional media, with a focus on new media and business reporting.
Jaroslav Valuch is a program coordinator for People in Need, an international relief, development and human rights organization based in the Czech Republic. He wants to gain expertise in the use of new communication technologies for human rights and new media literacy projects with a focus on young people, NGO workers and activists.
Qi Wu is chief reporter and editor of political, economic and social news for Sanlian Lifeweek Magazine, Beijing. She would like to improve her research skills in journalism and mass communication.