The World Press Institute (WPI) has chosen 10 journalists from Algeria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary, India, Romania, South Africa, Uganda and Uruguay to be fellows in its 2019 international journalism program.

The fellows will spend nine weeks in the United States beginning August 19 examining the free press and media innovations and learning about America’s social and cultural diversity and the political system. They will spend three weeks in the Twin Cities, based at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, and visit Ely in the northern part of the state and Tracy in southwestern Minnesota. The fellows will then travel around the U.S. for five weeks, meeting with journalists, political, business and community leaders and policy experts. They will visit New York City, Washington D.C., Miami, Austin (Texas), Chicago, and San Francisco, among other places, before returning to Minnesota for the final week of the program.

The themes of this year’s program include nuclear threats and security, journalism in the era of President Trump, the Presidential election and the role of social media in politics and journalism.

Read more about the 2019 WPI Fellows and view their photos