The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists announces their 2013 Fellows!
Dag Hammarskjöld Fund For Journalists
2013 Journalism Fellows Selected
Leda Balbino – 2013 Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellow
Leda Balbino, 35, is the Foreign Desk editor at iG in São Paulo, where she coordinates and edits the work of reporters and freelancers. Before iG, she has worked at O Estado de S. Paulo, one of the leading newspapers of Brazil. During her seven years reporting international news, Ms. Balbino covered Pope Benedict XVI’s pilgrimage to Jordan in 2009, the economic reforms in Cuba and the immigration effects in Arizona in 2010, and the Democratic National Convention and the US elections in 2012. Last year, she was one of the ten international fellows of the World Press Institute.
Maria Kamal – 2013 Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellow
Maria Kamal, 27, is assistant editor at The News International in Karachi. She has edited and written for the city, op-ed and business pages of the newspaper, which is owned by Pakistan’s largest media group. Ms. Kamal has an M.A. in international relations and journalism from Boston University. She also has an M.A. in English from the University of Karachi. She has taught multimedia journalism at Szabist University and presently teaches writing to undergraduate students. Ms. Kamal is a human rights enthusiast. She is particularly interested in women’s emancipation, freedom of expression and intercultural communication.
Gűlsin Harman – 2013 Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellow
Gűlsin Harman, 28, is a foreign news editor for Turkish daily newspaper Milliyet. She is also a columnist for Milliyet’s weekend and book review supplements. Ms. Harman writes extensively on world affairs in addition to conducting interviews with international academics, civil society figures and statesmen such as former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota. She studied international relations at Galatasaray University and has spent a semester in Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. Ms. Harman is a member of International Press Institute.
Rose Wangui – 2013 Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellow
Rose Wangui, 34, is a features reporter at NTV Kenya. She specializes in human interest stories, traversing Kenya, often going to hardship areas to highlight issues of the less fortunate. Ms. Wangui is known for giving stories a human touch, especially stories related to women, children, and human rights abuses in Kenya. Her flexibility has helped her cover issues that are largely ignored in the media because they are considered unimportant. She is also an all-round reporter, probing tough questions on achievements of the U.N. Millennium Development Goals. Ms. Wangui reported on the ensuing post-election violence in early 2008 and the humanitarian crisis that engulfed Kenya. She has a master’s degree in international journalism.
The Dag Hammarskjöld journalism fellows will arrive in early September and spend 10 weeks covering the U.N. General Assembly.
Details of a draft #UN Security Council resolution on #Haiti are currently the subject to 11th hour negotiations. #China has problems with the text. A resolution needs to be passed Friday - before the mandate of the UN mission @BINUH_UN expires.— JAMES BAYS (@baysontheroad) October 15, 2021
US was running on a competitive slate in 2009 twitter.com/RichardGowan1/…
Worth keeping in mind that the Obama administration only got 167 votes when it ran for HRC for first time (ending Bush admin's boycott) in 2009. So it's a step up. https://t.co/2flk6MID4P— Richard Gowan (@RichardGowan1) October 14, 2021
from "very shrill idealist" to "Machiavellian idealist" twitter.com/KahuraD/status…
“Vieira de Mello began his career, as Samantha Power has noted, as a “very shrill idealist” but evolved into a “Machiavellian idealist.” He was willing to negotiate pragmatically with powerful but repellent figures…” https://t.co/SDSSdevlpQ— Kahura Njuguna (@KahuraD) October 15, 2021
"It was like having the Chinese government in the room with us during our report negotiations." twitter.com/columlynch/sta…
How China Airbrushes its Nationals' Sanctions Violations Out of the U.N. History Books, the second installment in FP series on U.N. sanctions enforcers https://t.co/P4pntWoNhP— columlynch (@columlynch) October 15, 2021
British Conservative lawmaker David Amess was stabbed to death on Friday while meeting with constituents at a church in eastern England. In June 2016 Labour Party lawmaker Jo Cox was fatally stabbed and shot in her northern England constituency. twitter.com/NicolaSturgeon…
Elected representatives from across the political spectrum will be united in sadness and shock today. In a democracy, politicians must be accessible and open to scrutiny, but no-one deserves to have their life taken while working for and representing their constituents— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) October 15, 2021
ولهذا السبب تطالب قرارات مجلس الامن والجمعية العامة في الامم المتحدة، ومن بين أهمها 1701 بأن يظل السلاح في يد الدولة فقط، وفي كل دول العالم لا في لبنان والعراق واليمن وحسب، فانت لا تعرف متى يوجه من يحملونه واصفين أنفسهم بأنهم مقاومة وطنية، الى صدور أبناء الوطن أنفسهم! twitter.com/AlHadath/statu…
This is spot on twitter.com/richardgowan1/…
It's 18 years since Sergio Vieira de Mello died with his @UNIraq colleagues in Baghdad. In 2013 I wrote about how Sergio might have navigated major power tensions @UN for @wpreview. I think the analysis, and the dilemmas, still stand @sergiovieirade8 https://t.co/BSOcIdbohv— Richard Gowan (@RichardGowan1) August 19, 2021