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International Knight Fellows named at Stanford

Eight international journalists have been awarded John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University for the 1998-99 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 33rd year of professional journalism fellowships at Stanford.

The international fellows are supported primarily by the Reuter Foundation, the Knight Foundation, the Shinyoung Journalism Fund, the Fulbright program, and the Lyle and Corrine Nelson International Journalism Fellowship Fund.

The Knight Fellowships program director is Professor James V. Risser. James R. Bettinger is deputy director.

Following are the 1998-99 International Knight Fellows and their principal areas of study:

Maria Abraham, senior correspondent, The Week, Bombay, India (Reuter Foundation); management of AIDS in the United States compared to Asian countries.

Ritsuko Inokuma, staff writer, Yomiuri Shimbun, Tokyo, Japan (Fulbright program); support of the elderly in the United States by public and private agencies and by grassroots organizations; gender equity issues.

Newton Kanhema, senior journalist, The Sunday Independent, Johannesburg, South Africa; the role of media in democracies; international relations.

Gang-Se Lee, reporter, Kwangju Munhwa Broadcasting, Kwangju, Korea (Shinyoung Journalism Fund); media economics and management.

Bruno Lopez, Mexico City bureau chief, Univision, Mexico City, Mexico (Reuter Foundation); new media and information technologies, impact of globalization on Latin America.

Liliana Sanchez, news editor, La Nacion, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Knight Foundation Latin American Fellow); social sciences research and precision journalism.

Anne M. Sorensen, Latin American correspondent, Politiken, Copenhagen, Denmark; globalization and its consequences for developing countries.

Joan Ubeda, producer/director, TV 3 Televisio de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain (Lyle and Corrine Nelson International Journalism Fellow); social sciences methods for journalists; television's role in society.


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