WPI Fellowship to Middle East Reporter


Yasmine Ryan, an IAWRT member and freelance print, tv and multimedia journalist, says she is “humbled and honoured” to be selected as a World Press Institute Fellow for 2016.

Ms Ryan shared her perspective on conflict reporting in an excellent session at the  IAWRT Biennial in New Delhi in 2015. (Pictured below with Auohita Mojumdar and Bibiana Piene) She is based in Tunis, and contributes to UK, Arab and U.S. media outlets.  More details about her work here.

The World Press Institute says it offers 10 fellowships to experienced international journalists from around the world each year. They are designed to “provide immersion into the governance, politics, business, media, journalistic ethics and culture of the United States, through a demanding schedule of study, travel and interviews throughout the USA”.

The program begins in mid-August and ends in mid-October and Ms Ryan says “I am very much looking forward to hitting the road with the WPI over summer, especially with the U.S. Presidential race underway.”

The program to bring international journalists to the US was founded iIn 1961, and renamed the World Press Institute in 1963. Applications go to the WPI selection committee, which is composed of journalists and corporate communications specialists with international experience.

Yasmine Ryan will be joined in the programme by 9 other journalists from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Finland, Mexico, Nigeria, and Ukraine. see 2016 Fellows.