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Risking Life and Limb in Afghanistan

by Mary Ferreira and Haris Kakar Recently I had the pleasure of working with and mentoring a young journalist from Afghanistan, Haris Kakar, a participant in the Reham al-Farra Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme which ran for 5-weeks this year – one week in Geneva and four weeks in New York. A total of 11 journalists [...]

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Haiti: Street Children live dangerously

by Mary Ferreira Port-au-Prince, Haiti – The number of children living on the streets of Port-au-Prince alone doubled to 4,000 since the 2010 earthquake says UNICEF. They're everywhere – darting in between cars – trying to survive in a country mired in poverty. They clean cars to survive. Anyone driving in the Delmas area can [...]

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Haiti: Youth displaced by Earthquake

by Mary Ferreira Port-au-Prince, Haiti – An assignment to produce a story about youth and democracy, supported by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), following the 2010 earthquake brought me back to Haiti with cameraman, Joaquim Vieira. I first visited this Caribbean country in 2007 when there was a strict curfew in place for UN [...]

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