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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 1997-98 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 32nd 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 Lyle and Corrine Nelson International Fellowship Fund, and the Egon Scotland Memorial Fellowship Fund.

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

Following are the 1997-98 International Knight Fellows, their sponsors and their principal areas of study:

Margarita Assenova, editor of Tolerance and freelance news broadcaster, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (Egon Scotland Memorial Fellowship); management, communication, history, economics, and ethnic/religious issues.

Peter Bahemuka, freelance journalist and general secretary, Uganda Journalists Safety Committee, Kampala, Uganda; business, economics, politics, and media in a democracy and market economy.

Carlos F. Chamorro, director, Esta Semana, Channel 2, Managua, Nicaragua (Reuter Foundation); contemporary history, economics, and international relations; media, politics, and public opinion in the United States, Latin America and developing nations.

Chong-Hyuk Kim, reporter, Joong-ang Daily News, Seoul, Korea (Shinyoung Journalism Fund); political corruption and safeguards against it in the United States.

William Ramirez-Mendoza, editor-in-chief, Cronicas/Numero Especial, La Paz, Bolivia (Knight Foundation Latin American Fellowship); the Hispanic presence in the United States historically and currently, cultural trends in North and South America.

Jagadish Pokhrel, sub-editor, The Rising Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal (Reuter Foundation); mass communication, media studies, the role of journalism in society, information technology.

Michal Ruzicka, deputy editor-in-chief, Tyden, Prague, Czech Republic (Lyle and Corrine Nelson International Journalism Fellowship Fund); American democracy and politics, domestic and foreign policy, and approaches to global issues; the role of the media.


By James Bettinger