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International Knight Fellows named at Stanford

Seven international journalists have been awarded John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University for the 2003-04 academic year. They will join 12 U.S. journalists whose selection was announced earlier this month.

During their stay at Stanford, the Knight Fellows will pursue independent courses of study and participate in special seminars. This will be the 38th year of professional journalism fellowships at Stanford.

The international fellows are supported primarily by the Fulbright program, the Koura Foundation of Finland, the Shinyoung Journalism Fund of Korea, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Lyle and Corrine Nelson International Journalism Fellowship Fund.

The Knight Fellowships program director is James R. Bettinger. Dawn E. Garcia is deputy director.

Following are the 2003-04 International Knight Fellows and their principal areas of study:

Azmat Abbas, staff writer/Lahore, The Herald, Lahore, Pakistan; history of Islam and history of conflict resolution.

Bruno Giussani, freelance writer, Zurich, Switzerland; intersection of technology and society.

Pablo Rosendo Gonzalez, special projects editor, Capital Intelectual S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina; Latin American perspectives on U.S. culture (Knight Foundation Latin American Fellow).

Yuki Kanda, staff writer, Iwate Nippo Co., Iwate, Japan; U.S. environmental policies and government-citizen cooperation (Fulbright Program Fellow).

Mika Mäkeläinen, foreign reporter, YLE Finnish Broadcasting; international politics, international conflict management, security policy and U.S. foreign policy (Koura Foundation Fellow).

Yong Chan Park, senior reporter, Munhwa Broadcasting Corp., Seoul, Korea; future of the U.S.-Korea alliance (Shinyoung Journalism Fellow).

Olena Prytula, editor-in-chief and owner, Ukrayinska Pravda; Internet-based communications and new media technologies (Lyle and Corrine Nelson International Journalism Fellow).



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