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Journalism and Public Information in Brazil

Nieman Notes January 22, 2008

Fernando Rodrigues, Class of 2008, assembled a database with some 25,000 records of Brazilian politicians showing electoral information and personal data — including the list of personal assets of each politician who run for office in the three past general elections in Brazil. Read more

Cynthia Tucker to Present Keynote Address

Nieman Notes January 20, 2008

Cynthia Tucker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial writer and member of the Class of 1989, will serve as one of two featured speakers for the Seventh Annual Leadership Conference Celebrating Black History Month presented by Troy University and the City of Troy. Tucker is an editorial page editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a syndicated opinion columnist. Read more

Pakistan’s Trusted Voice Muzzled by Musharraf

Nieman Notes January 8, 2008

In early November, President Pervez Musharraf's government pulled the plug on Pakistan's most popular television news channel, independent Geo-TV. Bill Schiller, Class of 2006, talks to Pakistani Geo television reporter Absar Alam, Class of 2005, about what the TV channel did to incur the wrath of the Musharraf government. Read more

From Gaza to Harvard

Nieman Notes January 8, 2008

BBC Producer Simon Wilson, Class of 2008, blogs from Cambridge about the crisis in the American newspaper industry, and the BBC's role in national and international news reporting. Read more

Philip Hilts Named New Fellowships Director

Nieman Notes January 2, 2008

Philip J. Hilts, the author of six books and a prize-winning health and science reporter for both The New York Times and The Washington Post, has been named the third director of the Knight Science Journalism Fellowships. He is a member of the Nieman Class of 1985. Read more

Tully Center Honors Aboubakr Jamaï

Nieman Notes January 2, 2008

He’s been sentenced to jail, saw his publication banned and was forced to leave his country. Moroccan Editor/Publisher Aboubakr Jamaï, Class of 2007-2008, is the first recipient of the Tully Center for Free Speech Award. Read more