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News Release

May 18, 2004

Contact:

James Bettinger, professor (teaching) of communication and director, Knight Fellowships program: (650) 725-1189, jimb@stanford.edu

Dawn Garcia, deputy director, Knight Fellowships program: (650) 723-4937, degarcia@stanford.edu

International Knight Fellows selected for 2004-05

Seven international journalists have been awarded John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University for the 2004-05 academic year. They will join 12 U.S. journalists whose selection was announced last month.

During their stay at Stanford, the Knight Fellows will pursue independent courses of study and participate in special seminars. This will be the 39th year of professional journalism fellowships at Stanford.

Support for the international fellows comes mainly from the Fulbright Program, the Hearst Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Lyle and Corrine Nelson International Journalism Fellowship Fund.

Following is a list of the 2004-05 International Knight Fellows and their principal areas of study:

Weihua Chen (Lyle and Corrine Nelson International Fellow), deputy editor-in-chief, Shanghai Star, and deputy Shanghai bureau chief, China Daily, China: journalism ethics and the U.S. political system.

Carlos Dada, world news editor, La Prensa Grafica, Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador: impact of globalization on developing countries.

Sergio Davila (Knight Foundation Latin American Fellow), special reporter, Folha de São Paulo, Brazil: complexities of globalization and its impact on Brazil.

Akaki Gogichaishvili (Hearst Foundation Fellow), anchor/producer, 60 Minutes, Tbilisi, Georgia: role of media in conflict resolution in multiethnic societies and the media's approach to religious minorities.

Charles Jackson, managing editor, Exile News Magazine (Ghana), Liberia: media and human rights in emerging democracies.

Hugh Lamberton, editor, Friday "Review," Australian Financial Review, Australia: implications and sustainability of China's ascent to superpower status.

Midori Ogasawara (Fulbright Program Fellow), staff writer, Asahi Shimbun, Fukuoka-shi, Japan: electronic surveillance, privacy and the ethics of surveillance technology.

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