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Lessons to take back home

Lessons to take back home

This year I have had the opportunity to visit America as a World Press Institute Fellow. When an email this spring confirmed my selection to the program, I couldn’t believe it. But it was real. I am a journalist from Uganda, a country famous for the worst record of...

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The return of partisan journalism

The return of partisan journalism

In my home country, Finland, the great majority of newspapers are non-affiliated and independent. Party newspapers and reporters are a curiosity. That is why I have been surprised to notice how openly partisan many American journalists are. Some of them don’t seek...

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How I met the Mooch

How I met the Mooch

I had a run-in with ”the Mooch” recently. I spoke to former White House adviser Anthony Scaramucci outside an event of his in Austin, Texas, and, um, it got a bit awkward. When he learned I was from South Africa, the Mooch said sarcastically that he supposed things...

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Journalists open window to the world

For journalists in some nations, even going to work is a dangerous proposition. That was the sobering reality Monday, as several participants in a public forum in Ely described the challenges, even life-threatening, that go with their ...