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UPDATE — We are delighted to announce that the winner of the competition is Haroon Janjua, a journalist based in Islamabad, Pakistan. We look forward to welcoming Haroon to our residential week in February 2016!

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To coincide with our special 2015 lecture series Future Proofing Your Global Media Career, Edinburgh Napier University is offering the chance to win a trip to Scotland to attend a residential week of the the MA course in International Journalism for Media Professionals. The competition is open to anybody working in the media or journalism who is a citizen of a country outside the European Union. The winner will have their flights, hotel and meals paid so they can attend a residential week of lectures in either January or May 2016. The winner would be responsible for obtaining a UK visa to attend the course.

To enter, please leave a comment below, explaining in no more than 150 words who you are, where you work, and why you should be chosen to come to Edinburgh to take part in the journalism residential week.

You should then seek as many endorsements as possible from fellow journalists and media workers in support of your entry. To support your entry, they should also leave a comment below, explaining who they are, where they work, and why they are nominating you.

The closing date for entries and endorsements is 16 July 2015, and then we will announce the three finalists who received the highest number of endorsements from fellow journalists and media workers.

On 15 August 2015 we will announce the competition winner, based on which of the three finalists submitted the most compelling entry.

Good luck!

672 Comments

  1. I’ve been working as a journalist for Associated Press for about two years based in Yangon, Myanmar. Since I’ve been with AP, I mainly report on the humanitarian crisis issue on World’s most persecuted people, Rohingya in the western part of Myanmar. I’ve tried as possible as I can on independent newsgathering in the country and it’s even more difficult in the Rohinya part of Rakhine state, which is isolated with no cell phone coverage where journalists are routinely followed by secret police. There are very few Myanmar journalists who want to report about the Rohingya minority because they are Burma’s unwanted people more or less. It’s always difficult to work as a journalist in Myanmar. Since I saw this program, I was so interested and I think it will be a good opportunity to meet other journalists around the world and share each experiences working as journalists in their own countries.

    • I worked with Esther Htusan since she started to work being a fixer, translator for The Associated Press and then I have seen her becoming a full reporter for the Ap.
      I have seen the incredible transformation from an unexperienced reporter to, for me, one of the best, motivated, skilled, caring, sharp, empathetic and passionated young journalist I worked with, situated in my ranking of top ten list reporters. Esther is a journalist because she cares about the people and cares about human rights issues, herself is an ethnic Kachin.
      Her caring for the people and for doing real accurate journalism makes her work hard and gain the trust and unprecedent access of the people and stories.
      Esther s motivation and passion transforms as well on bravery and resourceful reporting in difficult and sometimes dangerous situations, for example when she covers Human Rights abuses, specially on the Rohingya and on Religious and Ethnic Violence in Myanmar.
      For her work in that she received recently an Honorable mention in the Apme awards 2015.
      When I meet or work with people like Esther Htusan I gain and recover hope in Journalism.
      Raul Gallego Abellan, award winning video journalist. http://www.raulgaab.com

    • Chandra Shekher

      I am a Journalist currently working as a Producer with Lok Sabha Television, India’s first twenty four hour parliamentary television channel. I am well traveled and have been awarded number of Scholarships. I have made documentaries which have been screened in the Indian Parliament in the presence of over eight hundred Parliamentarians including the Prime Minister of India. At present I am producing a weekly current affairs show called “World Today”. As a journalist the biggest challenge which I face is to create content which is interactive and can be used on multiple platforms like website, radio mobile since India is a big country and different people use different mediums. During my stay at Edinburgh Napier University I would like to learn to how to meet this challenge and once I am back I would apply it at work and also share it with my media colleagues.

      • I am a journalist from Pakistan and currently working as an Editor Web for one of top newspapers Daily Pakistan. I have had a chance of working with Chandra Shekher and we interviewed an American scholar. It was great experience and I really liked working with him.
        As you know, India and Pakistan do not enjoy good relations as far both governments are concerned. By working for the first time with an Indian, it was like a change of mind for me. The content we both produced catered at least one billion people. Though, we could not change people’s mind on both sides with a single program but it was an effort that should be made again and again. If Chandra Shekhar is in Edinburgh Napier University then it will be a great pick, as he is the person who is a very good learner and at the same time has the capability to transfer knowledge rapidly to his peers.

        • I am Aakash Arun and work as a Video Editor with Lok Sabha Televison. I and Chandra Shekher have been working in the same organisation for last for last seven years. I have edited several stories and documentaries which he has produced and directed. He is very good at research and puts lot of effort into post production. Whenever he has time he likes to tell us about new happenings in the field of media and we love listening to him. He will make a brilliant candidate for a lecture series like this at Edinburgh Napier University

      • I am journalist from Pakistan and I would write to endorse the application of Chandra Shekher. I have known him for over five years. We have studied and worked together in the UK and India. During this time, I found him an ethical journalist, and well versed in broadcast journalism. He has rich experience of covering India and its cross boarder issues of conflict and peace. Moreover, he is very active in the field of research and is always keen to know the new developments. In my opinion, he is a deserving candidate for this opportunity, as it will not only benefit him but also help add to the knowledge of his colleagues and students. I am sure Edinburgh Napier University will be proud to have him as an alumnus.
        Sarfraz Ali,
        Editor,Dailypakistan.com.pk

      • This to recommend Chandra Shekher for this. I first met in him in 2008 during the Thomson Foundation Summer course where I related well with him although we were in different classes. He is a person of sound mind, hardworking and yearns for any opportunity geared towards enhancing his professional skills. I am very confident that that one-week long course will have a multiplier effect to even those he works with and his country at large. I will be very grateful if my friend is considered for the course.

      • I am endorsing and supporting the application of Chandra ShekHer, he’s a keen on his works as a journalist, built his goodwill as he performed his duty in all aspects of broadcasting and documenting stories. A great comrade who deserves this opportunity. Goodluck!

      • I am a journalist working as Principal Correspondent with http://www.catchnews.com. I report and write on politics and current affairs for it. I have worked for six years with Chandra Shekher at Lok SabhaTV from 2009 to 2015 and I have learned about media immensely from him. He is a sharp story-teller, is very well-aware of developments around the world and is amazingly well-connected across the world as well. All these qualities make him the ideal candidate for this programme. I strongly recommend his candidature.

      • Jennifer Schwartz

        I am a journalist, BA in social sciences and MA in Cultural Management, from Buenos Aires, Argentina I am currently working at the Public Information Unit in the UNHCR which covers 6 countries of South America (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay and Perú). I have had a chance of sheared two fellowship programs while we attended to the “Doing Democracy Around the World” in Dayton, Ohio, with the Kettering Foundation. Chandra Shekhar is a really good colleague and peer. He is deeply commited with journalism and he works hard to be always managing new technologies of communications. It was great experience and I really liked sharing twice that experience with him.
        Argentina it is far away from India, but Chandra always help me with social issues and give me advices among journalism issues despite the time difference. I strongly endorse him and support his application. Having the chance of this opportunity, he will help people from all over the world with his experience and knowledge.

      • As a journalist from an online newspaper in Vietnam, I am writing to endorse the application of Chandra Shekher, a colleague I have known for 4 years. I met him the first time when we went to Kiev, Ukraine to participate a forum for investigative journalists in 2011. To me, he is an ethical but humorous journalist, and well versed in broadcast journalism. As a journalist myself, I have often picked his brains on a subject that he has previously covered and his knowledge and experience has been invaluable. He deserves to be given this opportunity as it will be give him an understanding of global media and will help him hone his skills further which will be beneficial for Indian audience.

      • My name is Daniela Araya, I am a Costa Rican journalist currently working for UNESCO´s Communication and Information sector. I met Chandra Shecker in Ukraine in 2011 at the Global Journalism Investigative Conference, ever since we continued in contact and have been in touch with each other´s projects.
        I believe he is a talented and skilled colleague that deserves this opportunity. On top of his professional competences, Chandra has a big heart full of ideas and projects that can certainly make this world a better place, in my opinion, that is one the biggest assets that can make a person stand among the rest and therefore have lasting and sustainable results within their professional endeavors.

      • Covering the parliament of world’s largest democracy is not an easy job for everyone yet Mr Chandra Shekhar, a recognised journalist in the region of Southeast Asia, is doing the job well. Even before meeting him personally during a conference on environment in India where we shared views on regional and global issues, he had already earned my respect with his vast contribution to journalism, especially his parliament-focused documentaries. Mr Shekhar has helped over a billion people understand the Indian politics and many other changing trends. I’m a professional journalist for last six years and currently working in a capacity of City Editor at The Nation, a leading Pakistan daily of Nawa-i-Waqt Group, and strongly recommend Mr Shekhar for this prestigious opportunity by Edinburgh Napier University . Some people just deserve to excel, and Chandra Shekhar is one of them.

      • Chandra

        I am the owner and creator of the blog and podcast “The Uncommon Geek.” I first met Chandra Shekher at a get together at a friends house during one of his stays in the United States. I was immediately amazed by how well traveled he was! His many experiences have helped him in the documentary field and has given him opportunities that most only dream of. His genuine kindness is something that the world should aspire to, and he would not hesitate to help anyone if they needed it.
        Winning the Edinburgh Napier University contest would help Chandra enrich the world.

      • I had worked in Print and Electronic media over a decade and now working as Public Relations Officer at Government of Chhattisgarh in India.

        Chandra Shekher is my former colleague. I worked with him for three years at Lok Sabha Television in New Delhi and observed his works very closely. He has great potential and is very thoughtful as Journalist and TV Producer. He has always revealed new aspects and showed an indepth scenario of the issues/subjects he made programs on. He is very skilled in applying new trends and approaches in his works. I always found him in search of innovative ways to provide a new, fresh, sensitive and thought provoking content to his audiance.

        • Sheila Moonsamy

          I am Sheila Moonsamy a Producer based in Johannesburg, South Africa and run a media production company. I met Chandra Shekher when he was visiting South Africa on a Fellowship to conduct research on the role of television in Education. I helped him in interviewing television professionals in Johannesburg. During my interaction with him I found him extremely intelligent and full of new ideas. We have been in touch since then and have exchanged ideas on possible co productions. Although we live in different continents but I am sure we will work together again at some point. I wish him all the best with his application for spending a week at Edinburgh Napier Univeristy

      • Archana Sharma Dwivedi

        I am Archana Sharma presently working as Senior Anchor with Lok Sabha Television. I have been working with Chandra Shekher for last nine years. He has produced various shows which I have anchored. I find him very calm even under pressure. He is open to new ideas and is always eager to learn. I often take suggestions from him on how a story should be treated since I also report from field at times. He is well read and has interesting perspectives on different issues. He is well traveled and loves to share his experience with us at Lok Sabha Television. I endorse his application and wish him all the best.

      • I was Head of Training at the Thomson Foundation in Cardiff when Chandra Shekher was one of the six people enrolled under a scholarship on our three-month training programme for documentary production. Chandra was a talented, enthusiastic and popular member of the team and came up with very original programme ideas. The production company, Tiger Aspect, in London selected one of his proposals for a ‘foreign correspondents’ week for a series called ‘3 Minute Wonder’ which was broadcast on Channel 4. He was a great team operator and is passionate about learning so I hope he fulfils his dream of coming on this course.

      • This is to recommend Chandra Shekhar for this course. As he is a competent and skillful journalist who keeps a cool head under pressure, he is a great colleague to work with. As a well-traveled media person, he has a vast experience in dealing with difficult situations. He is an asset to a team as he is full of innovative ideas, open to criticism and is keen to try out new ways to keep things going.
        I have been working with Shekharji for around seven years. He deserves to be given this opportunity, as he is a good learner and is always exploring innovative ways to present better programmes.

      • My name is: Khaled El-Baramawy
        I heard about this great workshop only now, and I think my chances are very weak.
        I am working as Journalist, and Media Trainer.
        What I will get from the course will move to the hundreds of journalists in Egypt and the Arab region.
        Media, People, and Internet… This is my lovely career with 16 years of passion!
        My career was full of variety, start it with working in Newspapers (Daily and Weekly), Magazines, TV Anchor, Event management, and Weekly Magazines, and Professional trainer.
        Almost all media branches… Flower from every garden as they say :)
        From 2008-2015, Digital, digital, digital… I was editor in chief and Co-Founder of a many digital projects in Egypt in last five years.
        Such as Masrawy.com
        dotmsr.com
        Aitnews.com
        Arabic.msn.com
        Check my Bio:
        https://eg.linkedin.com/in/khaledpress
        Can I Send some recommendations vi Email ?

        • You deserve it . I think we in Egypt will have benefits from this chance.

        • i recommend Khaled to be one of the lucky person’s taking this course :)

        • Good luck khaled. You deserve it as you always been v professional in you work in the field of journalism.

          Best wishes

          • I am recommend Khaled El Baramawy, I worked with him for a year, and he has a clear and innovative ideas, skilled journalist , professional.

        • I am writing to recommend Khaled El Baramawy. I have known him for many years. I was Vice President of the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate and responsible for the training center for 8 years. Khaled was already a well recognized international trainer dealing with major training house. He volunteered to give many trainings at the syndicate. There are hundreds of the Egyptian journalists and citizen journalists who were his trainees. He traveled to give trainings everywhere in the Arab world, but was always keen about developing his local community.
          Khaled is known for as a devoted journalist. He has the passion to leave an essay guaranteed success to start a new media project and lead young journalist to start their way. He is always ready to learn and pass new experience to others. For these reasons and many others, I am recommending him. Please don’t hesitate to contact me anytime.
          Abeer Saady
          Former Vice President of Egyptian Journalist Syndicate

        • It is my pleasure to recommend Khaled Elbarawu for admission to your journalism workshop. I am a journalist in field of science and knowledge, and I know well how Khaled is a great choice for workshop, whom he will pass its knowledge across egypt and arab area.

        • I am happy to endorse Khaled El-Baramawy for the Residential week of the MA Course in International Journalism for Media Professionals. I have had the opportunity to work with him at Media outlet in egypt and I have seen first hand his dedication and hard work. His passion for journalism has seen him win various awards both locally and internationally. This opportunity will greatly enhance his professional career and even take it to greater heights!

        • Mohamed El Baaly

          Dear Khaled
          I really recommend you for this program

        • This is to recommend Khaled El-Baramawy for this course, he is a great colleague to work with, and a person of sound mind, hardworking, efficient , I learnt a lot from him, he always careful to pass his knowledge to others. He is really a a great choice for the workshop.

        • I think Khaled Baramawy deserves this chance, I worked with him in 2 news outlets, and I saw how he is professional, helpful for his colleagues, experiences, has a clear vision, he also always looking forward to support other colleagues with his knowledge.
          Best regards,
          Yasser

        • Khaled is one of the most promising journalists in the Middle East . He is hard worker, talented, and very eager to learn so as to cope with the most up-to-date techniques in the world of journalism. His experience in all fields of media, printed journalism and E-journalism nominates him to be one of the leading journalists in ME during the very near future

        • Khaled is one of few amazing people who support young minds by advice and work coaching , it was a great experience to work as a team at DotMsr.

        • I believe khaled deserve it as a prominent figure in online and print journalism in Egypt. he is also an expert trainer who contributed a lot in providing the press industry with qualified reporters.

        • YOU deserve it , Good luck

        • I recommend Mr. Khaled El-Baramawy to be the winner as he’s one of the most professional journalists whom I’ve worked with ever, also he’s always supportive and open-minded for new initiatives and ideas.

          I see the ability to free potentials of young people is the most important aspect of leadership specially in media industry, and Mr. Khaled has this ability, so simply he deserves to join.

        • You Really Deserve it Mr.Khaled U Made So Many Positive Changes In My Career Because Of Your Successful Advices…

        • I worked with Kahaled as media trainer , So from my experience with Khaled I recommend him to join this course

        • Khaled is an intelligent and well cultured journalist. he could be a real thinker if chose to be.
          He’s a well versed editor and a kind of storyteller. Self-motivated and skilled, khaled doesn’t believe that knowledge has an end and keeps reading and enriching his own inner encyclopedia of info and education. i believe that you deserve all the best .

        • i recommend Khaled El Baramawy ..good luck

        • My dear professor, I wish you a great luck :)

      • I work as Vice President- Distribution, Discovery Channel South Asia and have known Chandra Shekher as a colleague and friend for last eighteen years. Although we worked together for two years but I have been in touch with him on regular basis and have followed his work over the years. He is a wonderful storyteller and has done some brilliant documentaries one of them being Never Left Home for Channel 4, UK. He is happiest talking about new thing he has learnt. I believe Chandra Shekher is an asset to any company or project. I strongly support his candidature for programme at Edinburgh Napier University

        Vivek Arora

      • Wishing you all the best Sir. My name is Arshdeep and i work with Zee media. My wishes with you

      • I have known Chandra Shekher to be a very positive and dedicated individual. His work is creative and his knowledge of media and it’s use as an informational and educational tool is very extensive. i am sure he would bring a lot of positive energy and ideas to Edinburgh if chosen.

      • Surabhi Goswami

        I have known Chandra to be a very competent, resilient and highly motivated television producer while working alongside him at India’s Parliamentary channel, Lok Sabha Television. Chandra brings astute observation, empathy, attention to detail and balance to his reportage – traits that make him a very strong journalist. As a person, Chandra’s earnestness to constantly learn and develop himself, as well as efforts to keep abreast with new developments and technologies, make him a very knowledgeable person who is a delight to have as a student as well as engaging as a peer and a colleague. For Chandra to be selected, and get the opportunity to study at Edinburgh Napier University will be truly well deserved.

        I am currently working as Digital Communications Officer with the United Nations Enviornment Programmes Collaborating Centre, UNEP DTU Partnership, based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

      • Sanjita Kauchar

        Chandra Shekher is a very passionate journalist in India.He has done great job.& I think the trip to Scotland offered by Edinburgh Napier University will help him to overcome some challenges .So i wish him all the very best.

      • This is Vartika Nanda. I teach Journalism at Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University. I have known Chandra Shekher since my LSTV days as the Executive Producer of the Channel. I have seen him grow as a true professional with a deep understanding of the broadcast media. I remember clearly that he used to complete all his assignments on time and was always willing to give his best. He is one of the very few broadcasters who have shown interest in learning new things and then implement them at work. He is focussed, hard working, and sincere. He has always shown the desire to improve himself and that is something that has helped him stand apart from the crowd.

        I wish him all the best for his future

      • I am Kiraj Kumar and work as a Production Assistant in the same organisation where Chandra Shekher works as Producer. We have been working together for last seven years. I often seek his guidance and advice on professional and personal matters. He is helpful and willing to help everyone in the organisation. I wish him all the best and support his application

      • Eva-Pia Worland

        I am a senior journalist and mid career trainer of journalists, and I know Chandra as a participant in two courses on evironmantal journalism in Southern India. As a course leader I was immidelatly impressed by Chandras never ending interest and curiosity about issues on environmenat subjects, but also in all other subjects on journalism and communication. During the weeks we spent together Chandra enlightned me in our conversationes and revield a great spectrum of knowledge about history, religion, politics, global and local issues that he had accumulated by pure and devoted interest and curiosity. As a experienced trainer, I know theese are two of the most important values in journalism. Interest and curiosity. I highly recommend Chandra for this course and I am sure he will use this opportunity to develope his skills even more.
        Best regards,
        Eva-Pia Worland

    • Esther Htusan is one of the most impressive journalists I’ve met in Myanmar. I’ve known Esther since she started working for the AP couple years ago and it has been very impressive to follow how she has became a real professional in such a short period of time. I myself as an anthropologist have been studying Kachin minority in the northern Myanmar for the last 5 years out of which 4 have been shadowed by devastating civil war. My main interest have been the youth and it is very sad that there are not many success stories to be told about Kachins but Esther’s story is one. She is young female journalist from one of the most discriminated ethnic minority groups in Myanmar in a male dominated society. She serves as a role model for many.

  2. pete pongpipatthanapan

    I usually live in the United States (Nevada) but so far living and working for a freelance journalist as the reporter in Thailand. The reason why I should be chosen to come to Edinburgh, because Edinburgh is the land of great culture of the West as the history people and landscape. The important thing is, it will be good for my first experience in Europe and of course it is for my job as well.

  3. Deborshi Chaki

    I started my journalism career reporting conflicts in some of the remotest parts of South Asia. Beginning with militancy in Northeast India, I have reported on pro-democracy protests in Myanmar, Maoist insurgency in Nepal and Indo-Bangladesh cross border issues. I have worked for networks like CNN and Al Jazeera and written for The Statesman, United New of India. I am currently based in Mumbai and work for the Business India magazine where i cover economic trends and analyse impact of global and local events and their impact on investor wealth from a risk mitigation perspective. I feel the residential week will be a great opportunity to connect with fellow journalists and understand their perspectives on stories they report . It will help me understand whether the impact of geopolitics and cultural identities in mainstream journalism is gradually losing its prominence as social media makes it a level playing field. I would like to understand how fellow journalists are bracing for this change. I also hope to enhance my journalism skills know the latest in media studies/ acamedia from the experts at the Edinburgh Napier University.

    • I write to endorse the candidature of Deborshi Chaki.

      Having worked with him and having known him over the past decade, I can submit with complete confidence that his attendance at this program would be an asset to the course and fellow attendees, with all the experience of reporting in conflict environments and the financial world that he would bring with him.

      He is also well-positioned to make the make the most out of this opportunity in terms of the benefits that would accrue in a way that would make Edinburgh Napier University proud to have him as an alumnus.

      Saurabh Joshi,
      Editor, StratPost.com

  4. I write to endorse the application of Deborshi Chaki from India. He has been a fine journalist with rich experience of covering India and its neighborhood and issues diverse and complex. I am sure he stands to gain much from the exposure of this program.

    Subir Bhaumik
    former BBC bureau chief and presently Senior Editor, bdnews24.com, Dhaka

  5. I write to endorse the application of Esther Htusan from Myanmar. One of the best journalist of Myanmar always stands on the right track, does not care for herself. Among on her experiences, she already showed up all over the world what is the situation that Journalists from Myanmar now facing. I can assure, the experiences what she will get from that program will be the benefit for future Myanmar’s media environment.

    Min Kyi Thein
    Freelance Video Journalist

  6. I would like to endorse the application of Deborshi Chaki who has excelled as a journalist over the years. Whether he was covering diverse news in the electronic media or intricate assignments in the print media, his contribution to the field of journalism has been outstanding. I’m certain that this program will further hone his skills and take him to higher levels as a journalist.
    Sanjay Bose, Director (India), Eastwest PR Group
    Sanjay Bose

  7. Sudipta Chanda

    Having worked with Deborshi Chaki during his formative years as a journalist, I have had the opportunity to see him grow from a cub reporter to a committed, articulate and serious scribe. His particulars speak for themselves and it is my privilege to endorse him for the programme at the Edinburgh Napier University.
    Sudipta Chanda, former Bureau Chief, The Statesman

  8. Simi Chakrabarti

    Deborshi Chaki has covered wide-ranging news items in India and other South Asian countries – issues as diverse as regional politics, conflicts, business and human interest stories. As a journalist myself, I have often picked his brains on a subject that he has previously covered and his knowledge and experience has been invaluable. Chaki is curious, takes initiative and fearless as a journalist and has a great thirst for new ideas in story-telling and techniques in media, for instance, the shift towards digital media, news delivery challenges to a younger audience and the use of news apps etc. The journalism residential week will provide him with such a platform and help enhance his skill-set in a multi-media world and also introduce him to exchange of new ideas with other international media professionals. I nominate him strongly for the programme.
    Simi Chakrabarti, Producer, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, South Asia, New Delhi, India

  9. I am a journalist from Uganda with experience at the country’s biggest media organization Vision Group which is a globally respected African media powerhouse that advances society.
    I am one of the journalists implementing the UNESCO – Uganda Journalists Union Human Rights project in Northern Uganda, and my contribution is remarkable.
    I have helped to unearth human rights violations and abuses in Northern Uganda, which is recovering from rebel insurgency.
    I know many people term a journalist as a person who writes for newspapers and magazines or prepares news or features to be broadcast on radio or television. This to me is a hollow definition, being a journalist is much more than just writing for a newspaper or magazine. Being a journalist is to go into the world and find stories which will educate, inform, evaluate, uncover, expose and trigger people’s interests and emotions.
    The passion and enthusiasm to go out into the world and find stories sometimes from nothing, and turn them into a publication is much more than just writing.
    Therefore my passion within journalism is much more than just writing the articles, I take great interest in researching the target audience, and profile, where I create more accurate and interesting articles by utilizing all the information from my research and I can trigger different emotions in people and make people think differently.
    When given chance to attend training I would be able to brain – storm and share experiences with other people. I look forward to learning from each other as I broaden my scope of understanding to a broader perspective.
    I shall strive in my participation on efforts geared towards an active, lively and interactive brain – storming sessions that should help come out with realistic, measurable and attainment recommendations.

    I look forward to your positive response

  10. Vishiwjeet Singh

    My name is vishiwjeet singh and currently i am doing my PhD in Media accessibility in Rural areas of Punjab. I am trying to explore the behaviour of people that how they use media and to what extent. Also i did many pilot studies in order to understand the effectiveness of a particular type of media. Moreover i want to work for people living in poor and under developed country by exploring suitable media for them so that it can be utilised for their overall growth and development. I worked as a freelancer to vernacular Dainik Jagran in India. i want to join this class in order to understand the media in a global way. I am enthusiastic person who always strive to do invetigative journalism and to work for the benefit of mankind through media.

    I hope i would get a chance to attend this session. I will be highly obliged if such a great opportunity knocks my door.

    • Harmeet kaur kochhar

      I would like to endorse vishiwjeet singh from India (Punjab). As i found him very hard working and is very dedicated towards the assigned project. He is very active in the field of research and is always keen to know the new developments. As per my knowledge, i feel that deserving candidate like vishiwjeet singh should get this opportunity to attend this course as it will not only benefit him only but also to his colleagues as by sharing knowledge it will help in creating wisdom.

    • I want to endorse the candidature of Vishiwjeet Singh from India. He is very intelligent person with wide knowledge on vast subjects. His presence on print media has been as efficient as on electronic media. Besides that his teaching skills have helped many students of journalism hone their skills. He has been closely studying role and reach of media in rural areas which is much required at the time. I, myself have often taken his help on various subjects.
      The present course will let him understand global media and help him hone his skills further which will be beneficial for his current study.
      -Harleen Kaur,
      Sub-editor, Punjab Today.

    • I am writing to endorse the candidature of Vishiwjeet Singh from India. He is a very active and innovative person. He is a very good journalist as well as a great teacher. His studies and articles on rural area are noted contributions.
      He deserves to be given this opportunity as it will be give him an understanding of global media and will help him hone his skills further which will be beneficial for his research work.
      -Suman Sharma, Dainik Jagran

    • I am Shavnam. I am working with a vernacular newspaper. I am pleased to endorse the candidature of Vishiwjeet Singh from Punjab (India). He is a very active and enthusiastic person. He is a very good journalist as well as a great teacher. Being with him for sometime, one can learn so many new things. His positive attitude inspires many. His work on rural area is notable.
      This opportunity will help him hone his skills further which will be beneficial for his research work.
      -Shavnam Kaur, Dainik Tribune

    • sukhdarshan singh

      I am pleased to endorse the candidature of Vishiwjeet Singh from India. Having known him for many years, I can confidently say that he deserves to be given this opportunity. Besides marking his presence felt on print media and electronic media, he is also an amazing teacher. His studies and articles on rural area have unfolded many unknown important facts. His teaching skills have helped many students of journalism hone their skills. Currently, he is closely studying role and reach of media in rural areas which is much required at the time.
      The present course will let him understand global media and help him hone his skills further which will be beneficial for his ongoing study.
      Sukhdarshan Singh
      DPRO chandigarh

  11. I want to endorse the candidature of Vishiwjeet Singh from India. He is very intelligent person with wide knowledge on vast subjects. His presence on print media has been as efficient as on electronic media. Besides that his teaching skills have helped many students of journalism hone their skills. He has been closely studying role and reach of media in rural areas which is much required at the time. I, myself have often taken his help on various subjects.
    The present course will let him understand global media and help him hone his skills further which will be beneficial for his current study.
    -Harleen Kaur,
    Sub-editor, Punjab Today.

  12. I am Mamadou Oury BAH, guinean journalist. I have embarrassed this job in 2009. I’m a website administrator of guineeline.com and a member of an association of professional journalists who work for transparency in the extractive industries in Africa, named Guinea Mines Action Association (Acids). We subscribe to the spirit of admissibility, by requiring authorities to provide explanations on the use of funds collected from mining companies. We also help local communities around the mining areas to defend their rights in the context of local development, jobs, their health and safety, environment protect. This is a boon for me to participate in this training to be able to play my role as a voice of the voiceless. If I am selected, I could return the acquired my colleagues so that we are better likely to promote good governance in the mining sector so that all Guineans can benefit from the exploitation of their wealth.

  13. I am a graduate in Communication Sciences from the Universite ULCV of Cape Verde. For four years, I worked as a journalist in online and printed newspapers. During that period, I wrote several opinion articles, which were published in the Cape Verdean newspaper “A Nação”, which demonstrates my communicative and argumentative profile. Moreover, more recently, I have worked as a university lecturer of Communication and as a TV content producer.

    I am an experienced manager of contents in digital platforms (www.jovemtudo.cv) and social networks (http://daivarela.blogspot.com/p/portfolio.html) . Furthermore, I have had some training in conceiving college periodicals and associations´ periodicals, which enables me to work with several target audiences. I am really interested in joining the event and I believe that my specialization in Communication will improve.
    I hope you will give my candidacy a strong consideration.

    • Regional Director in Cape Verdean Radio Television. I’m a cape verdean journalist, senior. Why I recommend:
      I’m following Odair Varela Rodrigues since the beginning, so I could appreciate his evolution as a communicator. I’m really impressed… and I’m sure he will improve cause he’s a fighter.
      José Eduardo Fonseca Soares

    • Érica Antunes

      I’m jornalist and I would like to endorse the application of Odair Varela Rodrigues who has excelled as journalist in Cape Verde. He was my teacher and his journalistic skills have helped me hone my knowledge. I’m sure that this program will further hone his skills and take him to higher levels as a journalist.

    • I work in the National Commission for Human Rights in Cape Verde.
      I recommend the candidacy of Odair Varela Rodrigues, because I think he has an extraordinary ability of writing and communication in general.
      He has proven experience in various areas of communication (print and online journalism, production of documentaries, institutional communication, writing children’s books, etc.), which translates into a great versatility in the area.
      I highlight his interest in various topics and a keen critical sense, often focused on human rights issues, but also his humility and commitment to self-learning and continuous technical improvement.
      I think that his experience in the teaching area is also an added value, because it encourages a sense of important research in the area.
      Finally, I believe that his participation in this training would be very important for Cape Verde, a country where the specialization in International Journalism area has not been explored.

    • Eu, Madoeno Silva, mestrado em Economia, área de especialização em Economia Industrial, pela Faculdade de Economia da Universidade de Coimbra -Portugal, coordenador do Observatório do Emprego de Cabo Verde, venho, por este meio, a solicitação do Sr. Odair Varela Rodrigues, licenciado em Ciências da Comunicação, pela Universidade Lusofona de Cabo Verde, recomendar, para efeitos de concessão de uma bolsa de estudo, para a formação em Comunicação numa Universidade de Escócia Future Proofing Your Global Media Career, Edinburgh Napier University, que o supra citado candidato é uma pessoa do meu conhecimento, correcta, competente, responsável e com boa capacidade de adaptação e integração, tendo sempre apresentado uma grande motivação para os estudos avançados, e uma boa capacidade para trabalho individual/grupo e facilidade de expressão escrita e oral. Durante o tempo que eu o conheci e que mantivemos contactos, sempre demonstrou ter uma conduta pessoal, académica e profissional irrepreensíveis, motivo pelo qual recomendo vivamente, a concessão da referida bolsa, em que se candidata.

    • I am Paulino Neves, journalist ASemana newspaper. Endorsement my support for Cape Verdean journalist Odair Varela Rodrigues. He has proved in the media where he spent that is a person who toil tirelessly to achieve their professional goals. Being a well-known and respected person in the press and at the University, he deserves to participate in this training because it will serve to further improve their professional skills. It will also serve to convey their knowledge to future journalism students in Cape Verde.

    • Hugo de Almeida

      Im a professor in University of Aveiro and i recommend Odair varela because we is a brilhant writer and a extraordinary communicator.

    • Hugo de Almeida

      Im a professor in University of Aveiro and i recommend Odair varela because we is a brilhant writer and a extraordinary communicator, as well, Odir it has a huge a soft skills in many areas of the society.

    • Anabela Varela

      I am the Regional Executive from Nacional Radio/Televison on Fogo Island, Cabo Verde and recommend Odair Varela because i recognizes on him a professional-quality, a young man with a future and with the requirements that a journalist should have. Shrewd, watchful, razor-sharp, investigative and more. I believe that this is an opportunity for him to improve further.
      Anabela Varela

    • I am happy to recommend Dai Varela. I have met him in his role as translator, interpreter and, above all, a journalist in a film project that I conducted at the Cap Verde. I am a media teacher in Sweden.
      Dai is quick-witted, alert and intelligent in a humble way, without him, I had not been able to complete the film project.

      I usually follow his blog through Google Translate and has a high yield of which he is a driven writer with many good ideas and thoughts.

    • Hi, I’m an internet Marketer based in Sweden. I`ve been following Daivarela from some years now through his blog and have seen how he have build a passionate community around it. Daivarela is, in my opinion, the greatest talent in communication that cape Verde has produced in the last 20 years. This training will be another step in direction of his bright future.

    • Odair Varela you are a natural born communicator. I´m sure you deserve an opportunity to go abroad and augment your skills and talent. Best luck!!

    • Carlitos Fortes

      I suport Odair Varela

    • Fernando Tavares

      Odair can only get better. And he deserves all the help and opportunities he can get to be better and better.
      I’m a TV director and editor on my own production house.
      I know and appreciate his work, and we have something standing by to produce together.
      (and no, we won’t tell you what it is).

    • think that Odair Varela Rodrigues deserves to win this contest because it’s a good journalist and has all the qualities needed to be a representative of Cape Verde on this event, where he will be sure the highlight of the class. This opportunity will be very important to him because he always liked to tell the story of his country.

    • Vicente Ricalo

      I´ve seen Odair Varela grow a lot intellectually. When I first made him back in 2008, in class as he was my student, I could see his thirst for knowledge, his intellectual curiousity, and this is why I am not surprised by how far he´s come. An accomplished story writer, an accpmplished journalist and also an accomplished and eager-to keep growing teacher. You can make it. Go for it, and the best luck!

      Vicente Ricalo
      July 10, 2015 @ 12:53 am · Reply
      Sorry, I meant “When I first met him….”

    • My name is Carlos Ferreira Santos and among many other things i work with marine sciences, i am Director at the National Institute for Fisheries Development and Marine Research. Running to my 40’s i decided to take juridical sciences at ULCV university in Cape Verde and that is where i first had the chance to meet Odair Varela as a young proeminent student. Since then i’ve been following Varela’s many stepts and i fully recommend him for this possibility where he can profit from some more international experience. Odair’s work that impressed me the most is his ilistrated childrean book, i rember of buying a few dozens for childrean with social disavantages. I would very much apreciate if Odair Varela could be considered a strong candidate. Thank you very much.

    • Samira Vera-Cruz

      I am pleased to recommend Odair Varela for your program.
      I believe that he can be a major asset and is eager to learn more and improve his many aptitudes.
      I’ve followed his work for awhile now and Odair has grown in many ways, particularly in his writing and critical thinking and reporting. Also, as a professor, Odair became a big asset for his university and country, teaching but also learning and growing professionally with his students.
      Concluding, I strongly recommend Odair not only because of his professionally profile but also because I believe in his future professional growth.

    • Daniela Espírito Santo

      I am a portuguese journalist and I would like to endorse Odair Varela Rodrigues because he is a very hard working journalist from Cape Verde and I am sure he would make the most of this great opportunity, taking this leap to improve and reinforce his skills and knowledge. He surely deserves this chance and I am absolutely positive that he would be the best choice for you!

    • I am Sibelle Martins , formed in journalism, graduate student in intercultural mediation and social intervention. Odair Varela has proved to be like a flower in the desert here in Cape Verde . A young man with attitude, who always pursued his objectives and it has helped a lot in improving the way of doing journalism in Cape Verde . I recommend with conviction to your program because , by his humility , he has evolved as a professional who always tries to do the best and he knows seize opportunities and turn them into benefits for our country . A proactive journalist ; a conscious and vision citizen.

    • National Head of Broadcasting and Production at RCV (Capeverdean National Radio) and Journalist.
      Odair Varela is an entrepreneur, a dedicated and inovative young journalist and writer with a very social critical sense.
      He really deserves to be in this training so he can improve his knowledge and bring some other views to capeverdean journalism.

    • Rosalina Silva Matos Assanali

      Odair Varela, is One of the Writers who gives me most pleasure in reading.
      As a journalist, he is assertive , with a fantastic and interesting writing.
      I recommend!

    • Emerson Pimentel

      National Coordinator at the National Volunteers Corps (Cape Verde) and Journalist. I believe that Odair Rodrigues Varela can make a difference in Communication class, for his analytical skills, creativity and ability to work. We can see all this by looking at the work he has been developing as a journalist here in Cape Verde. It will be a big bet, surely.

    • Djackline Santos

      I am Djackline Santos, graduated in Communication Sciences and journalist in the online Journal Ocean Press.
      I recommend Odair Varela, as a person who respects knowledge and goes toward it, citric and wise before the Academy.
      This training will certainly be an asset to his learning and his own knowledge.

    • I am a Cape Verdean journalist and Iam currently working in Washington DC (United States). I have been a journalist, editor and media manager in Cape Verde for many years and I have been following very closely the Odair Varela growth in the modern world of communication, especially the new platforms. In addition to a keen journalistic sense,het has proven a professional of a very high intensity and a high level of quality. I believe that, after several years as a journalist, editor and university professor, this opportunity to improve their knowledge will contribute to even better performance and more global as proffisional.

    • Chamo-me Kim-Zé Brito, sou jornalista do jornal cabo-verdiano A Semana e venho dar o meu apoio ao jovem Odair Varela pela sua ascendente trajectória na área da comunicação social, pela sua excelente capacidade comunicativa e por ser um profissional atento e crítico.

    • Dai Varela is a promising young Cape Verdean journalist who has highlighted by a refined humor and a unique way of writing.

      Among the news, chronic and the tale, Dai Varela has proved a versatile journalist and writer and who cares about various issues between politics, society or even culture. A tireless fighter for the quality of journalism in Cape Verde. Dai Varela is a guaranteed element for the future of Cape Verdean journalism.

    • I work in the audiovisual area in Cape Verde with the company Ilheos Solutions.
      I recommend Odair Varela cause of his abilities and work widely recognized in Cape Verdean market.
      Getting join to the program will be very beneficial not only for Odair Varela but also to the journalistic and audiovisual market of Cape Verde.

    • I’m Following Odair Varela Rodrigues, he is a reference for me when the subject is Cape Verde, keep up the good work being done!

    • I would like to recommend Odair Varela Rodrigues because he is an extraordinary blogger, journalist and writer. I have been following Mr. Varela since he initiated his blog ‘daivarela: um crioulo na descontra’. His posts always well-written and organized were always on my must-read articles of the day; usually raising important questions about the Cape Verdean social problems as well as lots of humor. Besides blogging, I always accompanied his news articles when he was working for two Cape Verdean news papers: Noticias do Norte and A Nacao. His work was excellent with very intelligent and important topics. He has now started a new project allowing young Cape Verdean writers, bloggers, etc., to share with the public their ideas, projects, comments. A very interesting concept that is shaping the way common people in Cape Verde express their opinions and concerns to vast audience. Last but not the least, I would like to mention that Odair Varela is also an extraordinary story-teller with one book published but with many short stories that he shares with his followers in his facebook page. Good luck, Odair Varela. You deserve it.

    • João Almeida medina

      I know Odair and I know he’s a good journalist.

    • My name is Joel, I’m a graphic designer and I recommend Odair Varela because he is doing a great work in communications field bringing relevant issues to the light using his blog and website. I believe this is a huge and deserved opportunity for him to improve his skills, so he can be even more valuable for our community.

    • I am E.Bakker from the Netherlands and I would like to recommend Odair because I think he is a brilliant writer and journalist, I have a special interest in Cabo Verde and I like to keep myself updated thru Odair’s blog.

      E.Bakker.

    • I am a developer and trainer in youth and civics programs, including media projects. I had the luck to count on Odair Varela’s collaboration — as a media professional and networker — during a journalism project in Cape Verde, involving european students and young professionals. Hope to have the chance of working with him again and wish he gets the opportunity to develop new skills and gain new experiences that he feels necessary.
      Andreia Martins, Associação Coolpolitics, Portugal

    • Letícia Neves

      I´m Letícia Neves, journalist in the newspaper “ A Nação”in Cape Vert. Why I recommend Odair Varela? Because the fact that he is a smart youngster who looks forward on novelty and is always recreating himself within his area of expertise, which is social communication.
      I’ve been following his work since we were colleagues in our local newsroom, here in São Vicente, in ‘A Nação’. Afterwards with the Blog ‘Crioulo n Descontra’ and today with the communication website JovemTudo. I am pretty sure that this program will induce him great effects, developing his skills and thus cause him to give even more contribution to journalism in Cape Verde.

    • In the last years I worked with Odair Varela Rodrigues so I am confident to endorse him in this event application..
      He contribute with his skills to improve our digital platforms communication and also as journalist editor in many other projects.
      He is a excellent and accurate profissional journalist with wide knowledge on vast subjects that will make Edinburgh Napier University proud to have him in this event.
      António Vila
      Director, DesignTudo CaboVerde

    • My name is Bruno da Moura and I support the candidacy of Odair Varela as this will be good for him and Cape Verde.

      It is one of the young promises that more journalistic level in the archipelago and its possible the selection will elevate to a new level that almost no one yet arrived

    • I met Odair in the Biennial of Young Creators of the Portuguese Speaking Countries Community in 2013. Thanks to him I conceived my film Rabidanti that speaks about the empowerment of Cape Verdean women. He followed the entire process advising me on the creative part and helping me to get contacts in Cape Verde to make production viable. His communicator skills were essential to succeed in this coproduction involving two countries, Brazil and Cape Verde.

    • Hello! I live in Portugal and, for the last years, I’ve been following Odair’s work, trying hard to provide a better journalistic work for our small country.

      I hope He gets the chance to learn from you and, later, apply that knowledge in order to help Cape Verde improve as a free society.

      Best regards

    • I know this kid since 1880, I’ve been following his ascendant career, he have a bright future.

    • Vera Figueiredo

      I am Vera Figueiredo, I’m a P.R and I work in the Ministry of Finance here in Cabo Verde. I first met Odair Varela when he was 18 years old and I went, according to him, his first boss. With a restless mind, I always believed that Odair might just become the great communicator and journalist he is now. So I strongly recommend him to be selected… We the CapeVerdean we will be grateful .

  14. Hugo de Almeida

    Im a professor in University of Aveiro and i recommend Odair varela because we is a brilhant writer and a extraordinary communicator.

    • Hugo de Almeida

      Im a professor in University of Aveiro and i recommend Odair varela because we is a brilhant writer and a extraordinary communicator.

  15. I am happy to recommend Dai Varela. I have met him in his role as translator, interpreter and, above all, a journalist in a film project that I conducted at the Cap Verde. I am a media teacher in Sweden.
    Dai is quick-witted, alert and intelligent in a humble way, without him, I had not been able to complete the film project.

    I usually follow his blog through Google Translate and has a high yield of which he is a driven writer with many good ideas and thoughts.

  16. Romany Melek Hetta

    I was born and raised in Egypt, studied journalism in Cairo, worked as a journalist in the Egyptian Gazette and editor in the Middle East News Agency, and left for the US in 2013 to be a Fulbright scholar at the University of Maine, and now I am a master’s student in mass communication and a teacher in the Department of Journalism, and writer for the Maine Campus newspaper. This summer, I am doing an internship at the UN.
    Having the first-hand experience of the media work in Egypt and participating in the revolution in 2011 gives me a perspective that is worth sharing with the program participants at Edinburgh Napier. In light of the Middle East unrest and how media is being used in conflict, it is important to share my opinions since I have the academic and professional background as well as the personal lived experience.

  17. David Chewe Kampamba

    I am a Zambian freelance journalist with over six years of journalism experience specializing in online,video and written media.I have worked on some of the most innovative reporting projects where I have researched,written,shot and edited content on local and interntional news stories including politics,sports,health,new media,lifestyle and current affairs.My long-term objective is to establish or significantly advances a large medi organisation.One of my highest aspirations is to be able to find media enthusiasts capable of pushing policies for the betterment and advancement of journalism.From the Edinburgh Napier program,I look to gain a unique multi-culture learning experience,interacting with people from diverse bckgrounds,absorbing their insights,sharing mine and learn how to do original,in-depth international reporting projects to sustain a globally competitive research base and improve knowledge dissemination to the benefit of the public.

  18. Tinashe Mushakavanhu

    My name is Tinashe Mushakavanhu and I am a journalist from Zimbabwe with a passion for new media, innovation and technology. I was the first Online Editor for The Financial Gazette, Zimbabwe’s oldest private newspaper, before spending 5 months in the US as a Tow-Knight Entrepreneurial Journalism fellow at City University of New York. I believe this experience will be an opportunity to learn and be part of the global conversation around media especially as I come from a place with skills deficit and lagging behind in media innovation.

  19. I am a Jordanian journalist currently working at Radio Jordan the Foreign Service holding two positions; news editor and news reader. I also work as freelance translator for local newspapers in Jordan. I believe I should be chosen for the journalism residential week, because I am planning to continue my studies towards obtaining a master degree in journalism and this would be a great chance to know in detail about the MA course in international journalism. I also would like to take part in the journalism residential week to meet other journalists from around the globe to exchange and share view points and experience.

    • I am Ahamd Salem, Editor in chief
      at the Jordan Times Newspaper.
      I nominate Rabi Hamamsah because he is a hard working journalist and he is always willing to learn new things regarding media and journalism. I nominate him also because he wants to continue his studies in journalism and this could be a good chance for him.

  20. The press is not Job but it is message for helping community to be better .. from this sentence we work in Elmoustkbal online newspaper ( Egyptian newspaper ) to help our community to be better .. we made in 2012 first press department for religion and believes issues to be the first in Arabian and Egyptian press , we raised banner said ” our independent is the real power for our work ) need more help in professionalism and training .. so i think that by attending ” residential week ” will give the newspaper and transfer more journalism experience specially form European press to strong our job in this hard time which need more experience and Neutrality.

  21. Odair Varela is a natural born communicator. I´m sure he deserves an opportunity to go abroad and augment his skills and talent. Best!!

  22. The Odair Varela Rodrigues deserves to win because it’s a good journalist and has all the qualities needed to be a represent of Cape Verde that sums university where ‘m sure it will be the highlight of the class. This opportunity will very important to him that always liked to tell the story of his country.

  23. think that Odair Varela Rodrigues deserves to win this contest because it’s a good journalist and has all the qualities needed to be a representative of Cape Verde on this event, where he will be sure the highlight of the class. This opportunity will be very important to him because he always liked to tell the story of his country.

  24. I´ve seen Odair Varela grow a lot intellectually. When I first made him back in 2008, in class as he was my student, I could see his thirst for knowledge, his intellectual curiousity, and this is why I am not surprised by how far he´s come. An accomplished story writer, an accpmplished journalist and also an accomplished and eager-to keep growing teacher. You can make it. Go for it, and the best luck!

  25. Sorry, I meant “When I first met him….”

  26. gurwinder singh

    I want to endorse the candidature of Vishiwjeet Singh from India. He is very intelligent person with wide knowledge on vast subjects. His presence on print media has been as efficient as on electronic media.

  27. I am a journalist with a wide experience working with different Radio and Tv stations in Nigeria before I became a freelancer. I am based in Jos, and I had worked in a TV house in Maiduguri – both places are today the epicenters of Boko Haram attacks. I am also a Muslim with many Christian friends as family. In Nigeria, most Christians see Muslims as Boko Haram. I am often stretched discussing Boko Haram and its twistedIslamic ideology even among my family and friends. I am now a journalist turned peace worker using any opportunity to explain how Muslims like me are victims of Boko Haram just like any other person. I wish I can come to Edinburgh where I can meet other journalists and add my voice calling for global appreciation from the suffocation of a Muslim peacemaker journalist.

    • Abdulkareem Yakubu

      I endorse Sani Muazu to attend the lectures. He is a respected journalist that inspired many to venture into journalism.

    • I recommend Sani Muazu whom i can vouch for as talented Journalist with extensive experience in media practice. He will gain a lot of experience and contribute greatly to the programme.

  28. I am a journalist with a wide experience working with different Radio and TV stations in Nigeria before I became a freelancer. I am based in Jos, and I had worked in a TV house in Maiduguri – both places are today the epicenters of Boko Haram attacks. I am also a Muslim with many Christian friends as family. In Nigeria, most Christians see Muslims as Boko Haram. I am often stretched discussing Boko Haram and its twisted Islamic ideology even among my family and friends. I am now a journalist turned peace worker using any opportunity to explain how Muslims like me are victims of Boko Haram just like any other person. I wish I can come to Edinburgh where I can meet other journalists and add my voice calling for global appreciation from the suffocation of a Muslim peacemaker journalist.

    • Sani Muazu has been a mentor for a long time. I am one of the many Christians who admire his work and effort to unite both Christians and Muslim in this trying times in Nigeria. I certainly endorse him for such an opportunity.

      • I am one of the many mentored and trained by Sani Mu’azu whom I respect for his selfless contribution to journalism and peaceful coexistence in Nigeria and especially in Jos, an unbiased mind, intelligent, creative and accomodating ; I endorse him for this nomination.

    • Abdulaziz Abdulaziz

      Sani Muazu is a versatile broadcaster and new media influencer. I bet he has a lot to offer and a lot to learn from this programme.

    • Muhammad Lawal Ishaq

      I recommend Sani Muazu. A leader in the making and a great entrepreneur. Very hard working and creative in his chosen field and highly humanitarian.

    • I endorse Sani Muazu to attend the course

    • A veteran, a mentor and an icon. I have always admired his works and ideas. It’s an honour to have known and worked with him.

    • I am Carmen McCain, the Acting Director of the Centre for Nollywood and New Media in Africa at Kwara State University, Malete, in Nigeria and a columnist with the Nigerian newspaper Daily Trust.

      I highly recommend Sani Mu’azu for this workshop. He is one of the most influential Hausa filmmakers in Nigeria as well as a respected broadcaster and journalist. I have also seen, first hand, his remarkable peace work in Jos, and I would very much like to seem him have the opportunity to interact and discuss with other journalists how to report on and discuss the Boko Haram crisis. There has been much questionable reporting on the crisis by international journalists. It’s important that a Nigerian journalist on the ground like Sani Mu’azu be given the chance to further amplify his voice on the complexity of the crisis.

    • Hassan Daudawa

      I hereby recommend Sani Mu’azu, knowing him for decades as vibrant,hardworking, dedicative and unbaise jornalist.

    • I’ve known and worked with Sani Mu’azu on many levels in the media since 1981 and do happily endorse him for ability to conduct effective and meaningful research in practically any aspect of radio and television journalism.

    • Dese David Dzenda

      I recommend Sani Mu’azu. Given the present insurgency by the Boko Haram sect in Nigeria, and the notion of their apparent affiliation with Islam, it will be essential to expose Mu’azu more on ideas of engaging none Muslims, from a global and multicultural perspective, if selected for this programme. He is a pacifist who will contribute towards enlightenment of the public and arbitration in this context.

    • Muhammad Bakura Jiddah Esq

      Sani Mu ‘azu is a vibrant articulated & gifted journalist whom we admire right from our childhood.May u see and the talents inhim,l Muhammed Bakura Jiddah Esq do hereby nominate him for the programme and he hereby stand nominated without reservation.

  29. Im freelance documentary photographer from Kyrgyzstan. The country which some of you may know or spell like KURDISTAN. But I am not from KURDISTAN. I make photos about HIV/AIDS people, particular women and children. Also prisoners. And people with Tuberculosis. Also have a lot of video interviews which I need to discuss and help to post.
    Why Edinburgh, because it is place where I can increase my knowledge in practice and get real practical advises from experienced people. As a photographer I need to get deep understanding of the journalist view.

  30. I am glad to endorse the candidature of Vishiwjeet Singh from India. As a research scholar myself,I have often asked him to help me on various subjects and i found that his knowledge and experience has been invaluable.While submitting this endorsement, i am fully confident that his attendence would be an assest to the course as well as fellow attendees.

    He is a enthusiastic person and this quality reflects in his work and research studies conducted by him.Certainly this program will further hone his skills and adds to his knowledge. It is my privilege to endorse Vishiwjeet Singh for the Programme.
    All the best !
    Ratika
    Research Scholar (jounalism)

  31. Ruffy Magbanua

    For over 25 years, Rufino “Ruffy” Magbanua — born and raised in M’lang, Cotabato in Mindanao, Philippines — was involved in community journalism, writing for various newspapers, local and national as well as wires agencies Philippines News Agency and the defunct United Press International.

    In 1994, Ruffy won the prestigious Anvil Award for community journalism given by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines as Editor of Pinikit, a wall newspaper published by Del Monte Philippines Inc and circulated in pineapple communities in Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines.

    Ruffy held various positions in the local newspaper industry. He once served as Business Editor of Sunstar Cagayan de Oro, a local daily circulating in Cagayan de Oro City, a regional growth center in Mindanao. He writes stories in local dailies on rural development initiatives, poverty alleviation and environmental issues.

    For decades, Ruffy covered (and still covering) the problems of Mindanao: the Mao-inspired communist insurgency and the Bangsa Moro-led rebellion.

    He is currently the Editor at Large of Mindanao Daily News, published in Cagayan de Oro City, and distributed Mindanao-wide, in the Philippines.

    He also has a stint as national correspondent of three national dailies: Malaya, Manila Times and The Philippine Star.

    In 2002, Ruffy obtained his advance journalism studies in Australia -– Investigative Journalism from the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra and Reporting Against Corruption Course at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in Sydney.

    Ruffy also earned his undergraduate degree in Economics at Bukidnon State University in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines and a graduate degree in Management at Liceo de Cagayan University, Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao, Philippines.

    In 2009, Ruffy was one of the 17 foreign participants invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore to attend a training on Climate Change hosted by Singapore Environment Institute.

    During his college days, Ruffy served as the Editor In Chief of the college paper of the Bukidnon State University in Malaybalay, Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines where he received a presidential award in campus journalism.

    Ruffy is a lifetime member of the Cagayan de Oro Press Club where he served as board director in 2001-02. In February 8, 2014, Ruffy was again elected to the board of directors of the press club.

    He is a member of the club’s training pool, teaching budding journalists in Mindanao become effective purveyors of truth, justice and peace

  32. I am proud to endorse David Kampamba for your fellowship program.
    David is a highly intelligent,meticulous,tenacious and resourceful researcher,writer,reporter and editor,with a passion for scooping out the truth.He possess a flexible and adaptable writing style which allows him to authoritatively write and edit many different types of copy.Additionally,he is a proven team player.

  33. David C Kampamba is a creative,meticulous freelance writer,editor and proofreader.During his time at The Gifted Magazine,he was involved in administering reporting projects related to expanding coverage of neglected,under-reported stories of global importance.The goal was to spur better social and economic policies.

    David is well versed in many aspects of reporting.He also posses entrepreneurial and business management experience.He got exceptional functional and technical expertise coupled with extensive industry knowledge.I don’t hesitate to recommend him.

  34. I am pleased to recommend David Chewe Kampamba for the Edinburgh Napier international journalism programme.As his supervisor,I have seen Mr Kampamba grow in his career.

    At Ada Media,he worked in multiple roles with diverse teams of artists,producers and editors,meeting pipeline deadlines under accelerated delivery schedules.His key strengths include ability to manage multiple projects simulteneously,writing a wide range of topics,ability to work independently as well as in a professional team and quick adaptation to changing work environments.

    It is clear to me as I hope it is clear to you that Mr Kampamba would be a positive addition to your programme.

  35. Nino Samkurashvili

    Correspondent, Broadcasting Company Rustavi2, Tbilisi, Georgia

    “More for more” is main principle, which I try to follow on my life. Maybe it would be perceived as figurative opinion, but this opinion spreads on my professional career.

    I’ve already worked as an active journalist since 2003. During this period, I’ve passed every stage of development, including I was freelancer correspondent, got master’s degree diploma and became staff member of Broadcasting Company “Rustavi2”, Tbilisi, Georgia.

    My principle is not stop at one place. Considering, that deepen knowledge is essential to become more professional. During the lecture series “Future Proofing Your Global Media Career” in Edinburgh Napier University, my specific interest is getting more information of how to make news stories better and more operative. The main topics, that I want to learn of how works journalists and doing news abroad, including shooting, writing and editing.

    Growth your qualification is the most fundamental principle, if you want to become professional. So Scotland is the best opportunity for it.

  36. sukhdarshan singh

    I am pleased to endorse the candidature of Vishiwjeet Singh from India. Having known him for many years, I can confidently say that he deserves to be given this opportunity. Besides marking his presence felt on print media and electronic media, he is also an amazing teacher. His studies and articles on rural area have unfolded many unknown important facts. His teaching skills have helped many students of journalism hone their skills. Currently, he is closely studying role and reach of media in rural areas which is much required at the time.
    The present course will let him understand global media and help him hone his skills further which will be beneficial for his ongoing study.

    Sukhdarshan Singh
    DPRO office
    Chandigarh

  37. sukhdarshan singh

    I am pleased to endorse the candidature of Vishiwjeet Singh from India. Having known him for many years, I can confidently say that he deserves to be given this opportunity. Besides marking his presence felt on print media and electronic media, he is also an amazing teacher. His studies and articles on rural area have unfolded many unknown important facts. His teaching skills have helped many students of journalism hone their skills. Currently, he is closely studying role and reach of media in rural areas which is much required at the time.
    The present course will let him understand global media and help him hone his skills further which will be beneficial for his ongoing study.
    Sukhdarshan Singh
    DPRO chandigarh

  38. I am kathmandu based inestigative journalist associated with centre for investigative journalism, nepal. I am also working with teacher magazine which is specialized magazine for school teacher. More then 200 ground breaking investigative reports have been produced by me since last 10 years. Being a journalist from least developed country, i have not got exposure out of asia. Therefore i am intrested in fellowship so as to learn from international journalist.

  39. I would like to request you to nominate me for the programme.
    Thank you.

  40. manasij bhattacharjee

    Deborshi Chaki is one of those guys who is always hungry for news. He should be given this opportunity.

  41. I am writing to endorse the candidature of Vishiwjeet Singh from India. He is a very active and innovative person. He is a very good journalist as well as a great teacher. His studies and articles on rural area are noted contributions.
    He deserves to be given this opportunity as it will be give him an understanding of global media and will help him hone his skills further which will be beneficial for his research work.
    -Suman Sharma, Dainik Jagran

  42. My name is Maurice Oniang’o; a talented and versatile Award Winning Kenyan Journalist. I have worked for Media Development in Africa where I produced for highly rated TV programs such as Tazama, a half hour documentary series and Project Green an incisive environmental show which were broadcast on KTN. I have over five years experience in the field and throughout this period I acquired massive knowledge on matters journalism and the art of documentary making.
    I have a keen interest on stories about empowerment of minority groups, public accountability and participation in national issues, security, health, education, human rights, environment, corruption, governance among others.
    My hard work and passion for journalism is exhibited by various awards and nominations I have received which include; Environment Reporter of the Year 2015(MCK), The Thomson Foundation Young Journalist of the Year 2014 (FPA London Awards), Most Promising Development Journalist (KBC/KNA) 2010 among others.

    • Endorse Maurice Oniang’o He deserves it, He is a hardworking young talented Kenyan Journalist who has done very interesting features and documentaries. I’m a young Kenyan Journalist and i admire his work he is making us youth proud.

    • i endorse Maurice Oniang’o a friend and campus mate he is young energertic,ambitious and has won multiple awards. he can deliver,very dedicated and professional

    • I am pleased to endorse the candidature of Maurice Oniang’o .Being a journalist,I have seen and scrutinized his work and i could confirm that he is arguably one of the most brilliant journalists we have in Kenya.This opportunity will see him achieve both personal and professional growth.Give him a chance,you won’t regret it.

    • CYNTHIA KERUBO

      I endorse Maurice Oniang’o…A hardworking focused talented and experienced journalist..such a humble soul who will take journalism to another level.Always ready to work n help in improving lives too through journalism.he is just the best!

    • My name is dan. I endorse Maurice Oniang’o…A God
      fearing young man, hardworking
      focused talented and experienced
      journalist..such a humble soul who will take
      journalism to another level I have worked with him
      several times,trust me he is the best!

    • Bernard Julius Adoyo

      I endorse Maurice Oniang’o for the residential week of the the MA course in International Journalism for Media Professionals. I am a journalist who shares the interest of change in our communities through telling their stories. Some tell it to make ends meet but Maurice tells it for the results; results that will not only improve lives but also improve journalism. Maurice is a professional in his work. If anyone is thinking of a versatile and passionate generation of journalists, Maurice is on that first list. The awards he has scooped speak for themselves and i can say with all confidence that Maurice will definitely make the most of this opportunity.

    • Stephen muiruri

      I endorse Maurice Oniang’o. He is a hardworking young man , passionate and very talented.He has a proven record that he is the best.
      Stephen Muiruri
      Kenyan Journalist

    • Am endorsing Maurice Oniango because he is smart creative and very innovative when it comes to composing and writing articles for his blog .his journalism skills r exceptional and I believe that is why he has been able to win national and international awards.he deserves to win this competition because he knows how to tell the story with the facts at hand .I may have worked with him for a short time but he taught me the art of being a great journalist

    • Hesbone Ndung'u

      I write to Endorse Maurice Oniang’o, you exhibited high standards of professionalism and work ethic, determination and honesty in carrying out your duties to inform the country, this chance belongs to you and your track record is evidence enough pack your bags and get the visa!

    • A captivating journalist with so much potential, an epitome of hard work and diverse knowledge in the field of journalism. His urge of covering so many stories has place him to greater heights. He has won several media awards and above all hosted a show called Tazama which was a major step for him. I hereby endorse my fellow journalist and workmate. Above all he is humble and easier to work with without supervision.

    • My name is Nelson Juma a media trainer and Consultant in Nairobi Kenya. I strongly recommend Maurice Oniango for the workshop. I have seen his work both on TV and through his blog and I can comfortably say that the young man is talented and passionate about his career. He invests in research and he tells his stories in an in-depth manner. Give him this opportunity and you will never regret about that decision
      Nelson Juma,
      Media Trainer and Consultant Nairobi, Kenya.

    • Christine Kasiva

      I am endorsing Maurice Oniang’o from Kenya. This is because as a former colleague, he is a good TV producer and is able to do a good stories that have made an impact in our society. His passion and determination to tell people’s stories has led him to be one of the best TV producers that our country is lucky to have. He is a keen thinker too and has perfected the art of telling the story with a particular angle but at a neutral point of view.I believe by granting him this opportunity, he will not disappoint and it will be a great milestone for him to learn more and grow as a journalist.

    • I am happy to endorse Maurice Oniang’o for the Residential week of the MA Course in International Journalism for Media Professionals. I have had the opportunity to work with him at Media Development in Africa and I have seen first hand his dedication and hard work. His passion for journalism has seen him win various awards both locally and internationally. This opportunity will greatly enhance his professional career and even take it to greater heights!

    • Eunice Leshimpiro

      I would like to Endorse Maurice Oniang’o.
      I am a freelance journalist and I had the opportunity to work with him at Media Development in Africa. Maurice was my senior and I learnt a lot from him. He is extremely passionate about news features,a go getter and a great mentor. His dedication to his work has earned him awards and his future in the media industry is very bright. I believe that if he got this opportunity it would be a great step ahead in his career.

    • Josephine N Okore

      I am endorsing the candidature of Maurice Oniang’o who I believe deserves this opportunity for the great passion he has as a journalist. Having worked with him at Media Development in Africa over a period of time, he has shown his exemplary aptitude for producing documentary features and articles which serve to bring about much needed change in our society. This opportunity will expose him to journalism practices on a global front which will enhance his skills further. I believe if given this opportunity, he will make a great impact in the journalism industry here in Kenya and on the national front as well.

    • I endorse Maurice Oniang’o for this course. I am a journalist and a producer at Blackboy Ent. Limited and I have worked with Maurice on a number of features and I can attest that he is a professional with a passion for what he does. The awards he’s won are just an indication of the quality of his work with both technical and editorial ability. I am also a great fan of his blog https://moniangoh2030.wordpress.com he deserves it.

    • I am endorsing Maurice Oniang’o for the residential week, I have worked with him on various projects and he is one focused, talented and has passion for his work that can be seen in the many awards he’s won. Maurice is taking journalism to another level he is the best.

    • I’d like to endorse Maurice Oniang’o who is a Journalist in East Africa. Maurice has been covering Current Affairs, Business and Environmental stories in Kenya and the entire East Africa. He has won both national and International awards. He has been doing a great job to tell stories of young people who are changing lives in Kenya. This opportunity will enable him to learn more and change African in its entirety. Maurice deserves this chance.

    • Rebecca N. Muiruri

      I endorse Maurice Oniang’o for the residential week of the the MA course in International Journalism for Media Professionals.I have worked with Maurice on different projects and in all of them he has displayed a high level of professionalism and hard work.He is very passionate about documentary making and has produced several human interest stories which have gone ahead to impact the society in a huge way as well as winning him media awards.I believe that this course will sharpen his journalism skills and he will make a bigger difference in Africa and the media industry at large.

    • Maurice Oniang’o is versatile in his work and open to learning. He has a yielding spirit to efficiency and excellence. He is resourceful among his production posse making him a great team player. On this account, I endorse him to attend the MA course in International Journalism for Media Professionals.

      Naomi Kamau,
      Public Relations Professional

    • lillian Adhiambo

      My name is Lilian Adhiambo a Kenyan journalist and I wish to endorse Maurice Oniang’o. I have known Maurice for over five years.He is,a very industrious person and very passionate about his work.The future is bright for Maurice see his achievements he is destined for much greater things.An opportunity for him at edinsburg will impact positively on his career .

    • Its with great pleasure that i endorse Maurice Oniango. I have worked with him severally and am always amazed by his professionalism, integrity, and accuracy when performing his journalistic duties. His talent and passion have earned him high esteemed awards locally and internationally. Maurice takes the extra mile of risking his life to air disturbing Issues affecting the Kenyan society. Am convinced he deserves this.
      Thanks

  43. I am working as a journalist for Charity I Hama – Syria. I mainly report on the humanitarian assistances issue . I’ve tried as possible as I can to improve my performance . Since I saw this program, I was so interested and I think it will be a good opportunity to meet other journalists around the world and share each experiences working as journalists in their own countries.

  44. Wilfred Gadêlha

    Hi, I am Wilfred Gadêlha, a Brazilian journalist based at Recife (capital of Pernambuco, Northeast). I am 42 years old and have worked almost 10 years reporting and editing international affairs at Jornal do Commercio – the most important newspaper of the region. As reporter, I had the chance to cover and write about issues as Pope Benedict XVI visit to Brazil, the whole transition to the Pope Francis era, USA elections, the Haitian earthquake In 2010, and another subjects. I have worked working by Sweden, Belgium, Portugal, Germany, Haiti and USA – and also six countries in my personal interest. Now, I am working as a political and media consultant and want to study similarities and diferences about Brazil and Europe.

    • Mr. Gadelha is a great journalist, whom I met in Jornal do Commecio. He has years of experience in international journalism.

    • Fabiane Cavalcanti

      My name is Fabiane Cavalcanti and I am writing to endorse Mr. Wilfred Gadêlha’s candidature. He worked under my supervision at Jornal do Commercio during seven years, as reporter and also as assitant-editor. During these years, he wrote several stories and special reports, like that one about the 50 years of Treaty of Rome In 2007 – he won a special prize for jounalists given by the European Union that year and traveled to Brussels as a guest of the EU twice after that.
      He also was invited by the US State Department in 2013 to visit the US besides 20 journalists around the World. For all these reasons, Mr. Gadêlha is the best choice to Edimburgh Napier University in this competition.

  45. I know Wilfred gadelha since college and I assure he’s one of the most dedicated professionals I’ve ever met

  46. Mr. Gadelha is a great professional, with an amazing experience for such a young journalist. As a reporter, I have been working with him in some of those affairs. From the radio of the University of Sao Paulo, it is my pleasure to nominate Gadelha as the best choice for Edinburgh Napier University.

  47. Margaret Muthee

    My name is Margaret Muthee a journalist from Kenya. I am writing to endorse Maurice Oniago a very hard working and talented journalist that I have personally worked with. He has vast experience in electronic, print and online media. His innovation and skill in production of features and documentaries is something to look out for. He is also a down to earth person and by watching him mentor other people I can tell that he is set for greater things.

  48. I am Giovanna Consentini , Brazilian journalist and photographer. I was born and raised in the Amazon region and now live in São Paulo. I am part of “Jornalistas Livres” (Free Journalists Network ). A democratic media , plural, networking, that preaches diversity and relentless defense of human rights . We achieved the largest crowdfunding goal of a network of Brazilian journalism. And we are together for the democratization of the media in my country.

  49. András Stumpf

    I met Wilfred Gadelha in the US on a study tour for journalists in 2013. He was one of the bests of the group. A true professional. Besides journalism, he was working on his book, which came out some months later. Great guy, good journalist and writer.

  50. My name is dan. I endorse Maurice Oniang’o…A God fearing young man, hardworking
    focused talented and experienced
    journalist..such a humble soul who will take
    journalism to another level I have worked with him several times,trust me he is the best!

  51. Hi! My name is Arifa. I am a journalist from Republic of Abkhazia. Have you ever heard about my country? I suppose you don’t and this is the main reason why you should choose me and why I should be there in Scotland to tell you about us, Abkhazians, about our country, history, our problems. Abkhazia is not recognized as an independent state by most of the other countries but it doesn’t mean that we don’t exist. If you want to hear a real story of people who struggle and die for their freedom for ages I should be there in Europe among you to tell you the truth which not everyone is ready to accept. As for me I work as a tv journalist for more than 5 years, earlier I worked in the papers and magazines, now I have my own tv project on the Abkhaz state tv. See you soon in Edinburgh…I have a dream

  52. I am from the US, currently work in Germany and want to learn more about multimedia reporting with Napier University. I report international news as a radio broadcaster with Deutsche Welle in Germany, write about social media, tech and web culture as a freelancer with Makeuseof and have broadcasted as a travel reporter in South Korea with Arirang TV. I am enthusiastic about perfecting the craft of multimedia reporting, an ever evolving subject, to better report international news.

    • I nominate Shay Meinecke for the residential week at Napier University. Shay is an international journalist with passion and drive, always striving for the next goal. With this training in Edinburgh, Shay would be able to work towards his vision of sharing reports of news, culture, and human rights issues through various forms of media, to add to his experiences in TV, radio, and web reporting. Shay would benefit considerably from this course and is a great asset to the journalism field.

      Cally Xiao
      Freelance Specialist Editor
      Cactus Communications

  53. Hi,
    I have been working in electronic media since 2005 in Pakistan South Asia. I have proved my self while working with different departments in electronic media namely , infotainment, Current Affairs, News, and creative content Writing. Since 2012 I have devoted my self for news medium only. Because I want to be the voice of voiceless. In my whole media career I am determine that Corruption, Mismanagement, and Political Interference are apples of discard in developing countries like Pakistan. I have reported few special, and many regular report on above said subjects. And still trying hard to reveal the truth in order to give a voice to those voiceless are being deprived from their due rights.
    Therefore I must learn more and more in journalism to deal with issues in developing, and terrorism effected countries.
    Asif Aly
    Director News
    Metro One News
    Karachi
    Pakistan
    00-92-345-999-4099

  54. Sani Muazu has been a mentor for a long time. I am one of the many Christians who admire his work and effort to unite both Christians and Muslim in this trying times in Nigeria. I certainly endorse him for such an opportunity.

  55. Mohammad Elias Hatimi

    I Mohammad Elias Hatimi an Afghan journalist, Women’s Rights Activists and Civil Society Activist; currently working as Editor in Chief for Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) Newsletter. I have BA (hons) degree in Journalism, Press Media from Kabul University. I have various experiences and achievements in the field of my education and work; for instance I have been working as a Citizen Journalism Trainer for PnewsP.com, Blogger at Bitlanders.com, as well as worked as Reporter at Afghanistan Independent Bar Association (AIBA) and as Vox-Pop Reporter for Entekhab daily. I have written more than 90 blogs with more articles published and broadcasted through different media.
    I am interested to take a part in the Journalism Residential Week; to enhance my knowledge and experiences, and to exchange ideas for making better the situation of Afghan journalists and for sharing new issues added in journalism profession with my other colleagues.

  56. I wish to endorse a detribalised Nigerian, a man with good journalistic insight and a mentor to many Sani Muazu.

  57. I wish to select Sani muazu, he has a touch of both the Muslim and Christian populace..
    He has penetrated through the work of arts.
    Edinburgh, will be glad to receive him..

  58. My name is Salis Pali an activies from Nigeria . I am writing to endorse Sani Muazu a very hard working and talented journalist that I have personally worked with. He has vast experience in junalism , he’s populace….

  59. My name’s Chen Chen, currently living in China. The main reason that drives me to apply for this placement is based on my love of journalism. I’m determined to make journalism my career and there’re hardly anything that I believe in more deeply than my ability and potential to become a good one.
    Right before the time I should apply the knowledge gained from my studies into a practical work environment, I want to seize this opportunity to meet with the outstanding people from around the globe, as well as to listen to the predominent scholars and see what the journalism is like in their eyes.
    And by the way, since my visa hasn’t expired and I don’t need to worry much about opening local bank account and sim card, I can put my full effort into the course itself.
    Please consider me. Thank you.

  60. Bala Anas Babinlata

    I am an independent film maker, screenwriter, director. Sani Ma’azu is a journalist per excellence. I was opportune to work alongside him in several projects, ranging from radio enlightenment drama and programs to documentaries. I believe his selection can benefit many people in Nigeria and West Africa.

  61. Hello,

    I am a media content developer and an independent film maker. I am endorsing Sani Mu’uazu for this lecture. Sani and I have been colleagues in media for over half a decade. He is a highly professional individual whose journalistic outputs are well valued in Nigeria. I do hope he gets the opportunity to be part of this program.

  62. Hello dear colleagues. Am Nasir Agbalaya, a broadcast journalist with a current title of Bulletin editor at TVC News (www.tvcnews.tv). It’s a 24hour news channel in Africa to inform the world through African eyes. I was health Information manager by academic training before my love for knowledge and information technology propelled me into journalism.
    As a Nigerian, in particular and an African in general I want to be better equipped on how to tell our stories and teach others to do so. And ensure leaders are accountable to the people. Exposing some will help!
    The realities in Africa, may be unique in some instances but quite generic in others. The following leaders have been in government for some time for example President Putin, Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Mugabe and President Boni Yayi.

    Knowledge is power, assist this humble African to acquire it.

  63. I have known Sani Muazu for sometime. He has done some documentary for my Organisation that covers issues of health, gender and equity. I endorse him to be considered for this program

  64. Desmond Chilufya

    David Chewe Kampamba was employed by The Press as a Senior Reporter.
    During his time at our firm, Mr Kampamba was responsible for researching and developing news content .His main duties and responsibilities included writing news and feature stories, gathering and analysing information about newsworthy events, evaluating news leads and news tips to develop story ideas and assisting in editing and proofreading.
    He proved to be an honest, reliable and competent individual capable of working independently as well as a member of a professional team. He has a competitive drive and sound news judgement. His verbal and written communication skills are excellent. He is extremely organized and carries extensive journalist acumen. Because of these exceptional skills as well as his perceptive and lively interest in people and their lifestyles, he was able to communicate easily with people at all levels.

  65. Mr Kampamba has been working as a freelance journalist at Africa Post for two years, and as his immediate supervisor, I can attest to his diligence and capability to set goals and achieve them.
    He has proved himself to be an adept communicator with strong leadership qualities. Mr Kampamba has also demonstrated his ability to manage multiple tasks and accomplish goals efficiently and according to schedule. I highly recommend him for the EDINBURGH NAPIER residential week.

  66. Mr Kampamba has been working as a freelance journalist at Africa Post for two years, and as his immediate supervisor, I can attest to his diligence and capability to set goals and achieve them.
    He has proved himself to be an adept communicator with strong leadership qualities. Mr Kampamba has also demonstrated his ability to manage multiple tasks and accomplish goals efficiently and according to schedule.

    His role as a foreign Correspondent demanded that he worked around the clock with people from diverse backgrounds and he accomplished this with relative ease owing to his excellent interpersonal skills. He always displayed a responsible attitude towards his work, a conscientious individual with a willingness to go beyond the usual role of his work.

    Based on my personal observation of his professional work ethic and his engaging personality, I believe that he will be a valuable addition to your fellowship programme

  67. Jangani Morgan

    David Chewe Kampamba is a meticulous, enthusiastic and high–achieving freelance writer, reporter, editor and proofreader with over six years experience of freelance journalism. His journalism background includes researching, writing and editing content on sports, international politics, new media, health and medical, agriculture and current affairs. Additionally, he is involved in regular writing and editing of academic and medical transcriptions, manuals, annual reports, project and business proposals, newsletters, business communication, websites and e-books.
    David has a brilliant charisma. Full of courage, he has always been ready to cover news even in most difficult circumstances. As his immediate supervisor, I’ve known him for his sound news judgment and outstanding communication skills especially his writing skills.
    I therefore do not hesitate to recommend David Chewe Kampamba for the journalism fellowship. He has the ability to use his initiative in a variety situation.
    Jangani Morgan,
    Proprietor,
    Jeismax Media

  68. Chanda Mulenga

    I am a multimedia producer. I am endorsing David Chewe Kampamba for this special programme. For over 7 years, David and I have been colleagues in the media industry. He has an excellent skill set that has propelled his journalism profession. One thing I cherish about him is his matured journalistic outlook on various matters. He will be a valuable asset to this journalism programme.

  69. I work worked with David Chewe Kampamba on numerous reporting projects in Africa.
    I wish to recommend this colleague of mine for your programme to enable him enhance his abilities and work more efficiently on the African continent and beyond.
    Knowledge and advanced skills are critical determinants of a contry’s economic growth.Getting join to the programme will be very beneficial not only to David but he entire African continent.

  70. My name is bashir hassan, a freelance photo journalist. I hereby endorse the eligibility of sani muazu to attend the Edinburgh course.

  71. I have worked with David Chewe Kampamba on numerous reporting projects in Africa.
    I wish to recommend this colleague of mine for your programme to enable him enhance his abilities and work more efficiently on the African continent and beyond.
    Knowledge and advanced skills are critical determinants of a country’s economic growth.Getting to join your programme will be very beneficial not only for David but he entire African continent.

  72. It gives me immense pleasure to write in support of Mr David Chewe Kampamba application to attend your fellowship programme. Iam convinced that Mr Kampamba will make a positive contribution. I’m glad to confirm that I have known Mr Kampamba for over five years as a communication professional. In the years that I have known this man, I have been impressed with the high levels of dedication to any endeavor he has been involved in.I have found him to be consistently pleasant, tackling tasks with dedication . Besides being a joy to work with, David Chewe Kampamba is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and communicate the benefits.
    David is an extraordinary man. I have seen many examples of his talent and have been impressed by his diligence and work ethic.

  73. David Chewe Kampamba has a brilliant charisma and an imposing personality.He is always willing to cover news even during life-threatening situations.He is a progressive and deep thinker with excellent analytical skills.He possess excellent research and writing skills and an ability to investigate things deeply.I highly endorse his candidature.

  74. Kasokola Chengelo

    I am endorsing the candidature of David Chewe Kampamba for your residential week program.David upholds the highest journalistic ethics by enlisting thorough research methods and double-checking sources.His exceptional functional and technical expertise makes him the ideal choice for your program.

  75. Abraham Justin

    David Chewe Kampamba is an experienced journalist with a record of successful journalism projects delivery.he is efficient and highly organised.This enables him to as productive as possible on the job.I therefore endorse his candidature.

  76. Abraham Justin

    David Chewe Kampamba is an experienced journalist with a record of successful journalism projects delivery.He is efficient and highly organised.This enables him to be as productive as possible on the job.I therefore endorse his candidature.

  77. Hello dear colleagues. Am Nasir Agbalaya, a broadcast journalist with a current title of Bulletin editor at TVC News (www.tvcnews.tv). It’s a 24hour news channel in Africa to inform the world through African eyes. I was health Information manager by academic training before my love for knowledge and information technology propelled me into journalism.
    As a Nigerian, in particular and an African in general I want to be better equipped on how to tell our stories and teach others to do so. And ensure leaders are accountable to the people. Exposing some will help!
    The realities in Africa, may be unique in some instances but quite generic in others. The following leaders have been in government for some time, President Putin, Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Mugabe and President Boni Yayi.

    Knowledge is power, assist this humble African to acquire it.

  78. I endorse Sani Muazu for the programme. He is a consumate professional. His Lenscope Media Company is touching lives positively in the society. The programme will add immense value to what he does.

  79. I am Zia Ur Rahman Pakistan based broadcast reporter, working for Samaa TV. Last more than seven years, I am covering events of social, economic and political nature. I visited South Waziristan in 2012 the hub of Taliban.I reported how Taliban plan, attack, making of suicide bombers and military operation against militants. Samaa TV management honored me with certificate “Reporter of The Month” on my hard work. Before, joining Samaa I was associated with Dunya Television(2007-2011).Before joining journalism I was a bank officer. I have done M.A in English-I.
    Life always provides opportunities and a man should learn the art to avail them. I have no idea about foreign journalism and never avail such trainings. Through this program, I would learn best techniques of journalism from world’s best university. If I succeed in availing your noble training, it would indeed be a great opportunity for me to polish my skills.

  80. muhammad sani hassan saye

    I know Sani Mu’azu for long time, been an artist some how i endorse him for this programme thank.

  81. This is Ian Masters, a freelancer scriptwriter for BBC Media Action in Cambodia, South Sudan and Bangladesh. I have known Sani Muazu for over ten years since working with him on a Nigerian story which ended up as a feature project, Hafsah. Over the years he has shown himself to be an inspired leader for media professionals in Nigeria, as well as a committed and impartial journalist and media beacon for Nigeria. I fully endorse him for this. Ian

  82. Dear colleagues,
    With this letter I hereby would like to state my motivation to attend special 2015 lecture series Future Proofing Your Global Media Career, Edinburgh Napier University. It’s program of International Journalism provide a strong motivation for me. My plans for the future are fairly linear. I completed my bachelor degree in Journalism and Political Science and intend to follow this with a master’s.
    Currently, I work as a journalist of political party in Kazakhstan. My strongest engagement is with a local youth activists, disabled people’s movements and international experts. In foreseeable future I am going to expand my professional skills abroad and to make contribution of balanced and stable relations throughout European and Asian media representatives.
    My attendance at lecture series Future Proofing Your Global Media Career is a wise investment and I would highly appreciate to be one of the selected participants.
    Kind regards from Kazakhstan….

    • I know Aizhan Rymbayeva as a passionate and independent journalist whose goal has always been to tell the truth. She tries to make our country a better place to live working with orphans. I wish she could get a chance to participate in Future Proofing Your Global Media Career lecture series. Thank you for this great opportunity for citizens of non-EU countries to be a part of this big programme

    • Alina Abdisheva

      My name is Alina Abdisheva and I am fourth year student at Nazarbayev University, majoring in International Relations. I can acknowledge that Aizhan Rymbayeva is actively engaged in social activities that involve youth, here in Kazakhstan. I have participated with her at the International Youth Conference called “Shape Eurasia” in 2014, which was organized with the aim of bringing together the minds of young leaders in the heart of Eurasia, the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana to contribute and bring a change in challenges faced in social, economic and political aspects across the world. She interviewed many participants from various countries in order to know about their active engagement in social projects at their home countries. So, I consider Aizhan to be a suitable candidate for attending the given lecture series “Future Proofing Your Global Media Career” and can ensure that she would enrich her knowledge in her field of expertise and share with the experience in her country.

  83. I am Hussain Afzal a working photo journalist and digital journalist since past 8 years, working in the media Industry of Pakistan and have been associated with two of the biggest group of Pakistan, Dawn and the express the tribune (Publication partner of International Newyork times). My work has been also been exhibited in international exhibitions. So I want to enhance my skills of journalism, and learn new trends techniques of journalism. So I can be one of the person who can get this scholarship

  84. It is my pleasure to recommend the candidature of Vishiwjeet Singh from India because i have read many research papers presented by him and i think he has been playing an extraordinary role in the field of journalism.His hardworking attitude towards his work and passion for scooping out the truth take him to the higher levels as a journalist.
    Globally, media has been facing challenging times and a person like Vishiwjeet who have academic as well as professional experience in journalism can bring a positive change.
    I nominate him strongly for the programme. Good Luck Vishiwjeet! Make India proud!
    Ravi Jakhu,
    Reporter.

  85. Sani Muazu is a peaceful journalist.

  86. I work with Ray Power 100.5fm Jos Nigeria. I endorse Sani Mu’azu because I have always known him to be dedicated to journalism.

  87. I recommend Sani Muazu. I have known him for upwards of 35 years in this field. in Jo’s where I reside he is a household name in journalism and also for his fearless pronouncements on the truth even in the face of religious differences.
    he is good. I know him. I recommend him. no excuses

  88. jed deihlar musa

    My name is Deihlar Musa,and i recommend and endorse Sani Muazu to attend this imporyant programme.As a christian from North East Nigeria,i will love Sani Muazu to have the opportunity of interacting with other journalist around the world,so as to continue in his very passionate quest on fostering peace in a war torn Northern Nigeria,where peace between the Christians and muslims,who used to live peacebly,is fast becoming a thing of the past.He can use his about thirty five years experience in the field to broaden and inspire the outside world in undetstanding the diversity in my once loving country Nigeria.pls kindly endorse him,as i have.

  89. My name is Rabiatu Addra, a broadcast journalist and lawyer and I endorse Sani Muazu because having worked with him as a film producer and director, i know his attention to detail and patience is remarkable which makes him a good candidate for the award.

  90. I’m Rafat Abdul Razzak, Iraq Nationality, writing for you to express my interesting and motivation for applying (MA Course in International Journalism for Media Professionals) I have a master degree in Mass Communications and Media from Jordan; Living now in Cairo, working as Social Media Editor in Masrawy News Portal, my reason to come to Edinburgh to take part in the journalism residential week, because I believe that course in Scotland will provide me a broad knowledge in many different fields of journalism and modern technology related to the social media, and this will give me more experience as I expecting to challenge in professional and personal domains and I also hope for improving my knowledge’s and language skills.

  91. I’m Rana Khaled, an arts, culture and lifestyle reporter at Daily News Egypt English newspaper as well as a teaching assistant in the faculty of Language and Mass Communication at the Arab Academy for Science and Technology where I teach journalism and general media courses. Previously, I worked as a society and environment reporter for two years at Egypt Independent English newspaper where I published a huge number of investigative reports about many important corruption issues that revealed the carelessness of the government. Before that, I worked as a translator and editor at the magazine of the German-Arab chamber of industry and commerce. Also, I’m currently working on my master’s thesis about “The information sources of the foreign residents in Egypt about the current events” and I was selected to represent Egypt in the international foreign correspondent’s program in Finland this year. Although I’m experienced on both the academic and practical sides, attending this residential week would be a great opportunity to help me improve myself, meet international journalists and acquire a lot of precious information that I’ll convey to my journalism students.

    • Rana worked with me this year as an assistant in teaching “New Media” course in the Faculty of language and media in the AASTMT. She showed extraordinary energy in the follow up with the students.

      Also i follow her coverage and articles about Arts and Culture int eh mostly prestigious Daily News newspaper.

      I deeply believe that this chance will upgrade her skills and allow her to work better on her thesis.

      Ahmed Esmat
      Media Expert

    • I’m an editor in Al Masry Al Youm Egyptian newspaper and I highly recommend Rana Khaled for your course. I’ve known her for more than three years in the journalism field and she’s talented, hard worker and goal oriented.. You won’t regret choosing her

      • My name is Yasmen Saad. I work in Al Tahrir Egyptian newspaper as a features editor and I know Rana for more than 2 years now. She’s an aspiring young Egyptian journalist who has good connections with many journalists and editors in different media institutions because of her special talent, intelligence and passion for journalism. I recommend her for this course as she’s very qualified and it will definitely allow her to be better. Choose her, you will never regret!

    • Ibrahim mostafa

      Rana adores journalism, she has good writing and editing skills, she’s patient and very enthusiastic to convey everything she learns to others. She has a long experience in both the academic and practical media fields and has a great ability to cope up with any new digital or electronic innovations or devices. I worked with her many times before and I saw how she expresses her opinions courageously and always report on the truth even if this will put her into troubles. I endorse her for this program as she’s always interested in gaining information about international media and this chance will help her a lot to achieve her goals and gain more knowledge.

      Ibrahim Mostafa
      Journalist in Al Akhbar media institution
      Writer and editor in Al Hayah TV channel

    • My name is Ahmed Yehia and I am an editor and reporter in Anadolu news agency. I’m pleased to endorse Rana as she is a very good journalist and teacher I guarantee that she’s a fast learner and she is completely devoted for her work. Her devotion, patience and intelligence inspires me sometimes. She always have a deep vision in her articles and unusual courage to tell the truth and talk on the behalf of the poor neglected people. She developed special interest in the international journalism field during the last year and I think this residential week will allow her develop her skills. I advise you to follow her amazing articles

    • My name is Ahmed Alaa I have been working with Rana at AASTMT. I am a teaching assistant at AASTMT and freelancer film and documentary director. She has been doing great effort in her job as a teaching assistant also I have been following her articles in daily news Egypt which are really diverse and amazing as a young journalist. I totally recommend her as she commits to her work and responsibilities, she also does her work in the best way.
      Ahmed Alaa

    • My name is Ahmed Alaa I have been working with Rana at AASTMT. I am a teaching assistant at AASTMT and freelancer film and documentary director. She has been doing great effort in her job as a teaching assistant also I have been following her articles in daily news Egypt which are really diverse and amazing as a young journalist. I totally recommend her as she commits to her work and responsibilities and she always does her work in the best way.
      Ahmed Alaa

    • I’m happy to endorse Rana Khaled for this amazing program. She is an experienced journalist and media professional who have been working in the different media fields (print, online and broadcast media) for so long ( even before she graduated from faculty of mass communication). She has always been a hard worker and a good student. I worked with her many times and she is very helpful and intelligent. I think she has all the qualities and qualifications you’re searching for. She deserves to be selected for this residential week that will provide her with the latest updates about the international journalism that will help her in her post graduate studies as well as her practical media work. Thank you

    • my name is Dr. Bassant Attia, Media professor at Faculty of language and media in the AASTMT. Rana worked with me for a hole year as an assistant teacher She has been doing great effort in her job as a teaching assistant, She showed extraordinary energy in the follow up with the students. she’s patient, hard worker, energetic, and very enthusiastic.

      I strongly support Rana to endorse for this program.
      Dr. Bassant Attia

    • Elizabeth Stuart

      Rana regularly submitted articles for publication in Daily News Egypt, where I worked as an editor. Although she was a freelancer, I came to rely on her (and frequently gave her assignments) because the quality of her reporting and writing was consistently thorough. Rana is passionate about what she does and is constantly working to improve herself. She regularly asked me what she could do better and then took my advice to heart.

    • Dear Sir/ Madam,

      I highly recommend Ms. Rana khaled to join your respective programm.
      During my work with her in the last 2 years, she showed that she is punctual person who finishes the tasks on time. Also she is highly self motivated teaching assistant.

      Ahmed Ibrahim PhD.
      Assistant professor of journalism
      Faculty of mass communication
      Pharos university in Alexandria – Egypt

    • I’m Nada Deyaa, the head of the arts and culture department at Daily News Egypt newspaper and I’ve been working with Rana for more than a year.. I strongly endorse her for your residential week program because she is a dedicated and experienced journalist. Rana’s a hard worker and I believe this course will help her improve herself

    • I’m Yara Fahmy. I’m a Copywriter at an Advertising company and a part-time translator. I went to University with Rana, and while i wasn’t big on studying, seeing a cool person like her be as hard-working as she was, she inspired me to be more and live up to my potential. She led by example.

    • I highly endorse Rana Khaled for this special course because of many reasons. She is always interested in the academic studies and she is working on her MA thesis in the international journalism specialization which makes this course perfect for her. She is very talented and motivated to gain experience from many media institutions around the world and she was selected in the foreign correspondent’s program in Finland because she is super qualified. She is so interested in being accepted in this course so allow her to gain this precious opportunity. Thank you

      Duaa Al Fouly
      Editor in Masrawy news site

    • My name is Yasmen Saad. I work in Al Tahrir Egyptian newspaper as a features editor and I know Rana for more than 2 years now. She’s an aspiring young Egyptian journalist who has good connections with many journalists and editors in different media institutions because of her special talent, intelligence and passion for journalism. I recommend her for this course as she’s very qualified and it will definitely allow her to be better. Choose her, you will never regret!

    • I am pleased to recommend Rana to come to Edinburgh to take part in the journalism residential week. I have had the pleasure of having Rana assist me in my Introduction to Journalism class for the past two years!
      Rana is the kind of assistant who sees something that needs to be done and takes care of it without being asked. She helps keep the journalism students focused and on track so that they can keep up with the many requirements in today’s Mass Media classroom. Rana is wonderful with the students and they adore her. She is kind, compassionate and patient with those who are struggling with their class work. She works with them one-on-one to keep them from falling behind.
      for the above reasons i strongly support her application for this wonderful learning opportunity I promise that you will not be disappointed. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions by email .
      Sincerely,

    • I am Mostafa Shafeq Allam and I highly recommend Rana for this MA course. I am an editor and I really appreciate her talent and patience.

    • I recommend Rana Khaled for your course,she’s talented

      Hend Bashandy, news department manager @dot masr website

    • Rana is a great person on both the academic and practical aspects.. I highly recommend her for your residential week and I think she will be up to your excepations.. wish her good luck isa

      • I’m a media specialist and I’ve been working with Rana for many years and I endorse her for your course

  92. Anna Tatintsyan

    Hello dear all
    I am Anna Tatintsyna. I was born in 1983. On 5 July in Armenia, Yerevan.
    I started to work as a journalist in “Shoxakat” TV company from 2001 to 2002. I made my autor’s TV project there named “Collections”. The project was about Armenian people having different professions who had interesting hobbies and mainly collected different things such as candles, butterflies and so on.
    In 2002 to 2009 I got a job invitation from the general producer of Public Television of Armenia. I worked as an economical, social, culture journalist and and editor. During that time I was an journalist for “News” programs. Also I made “ Evening program” which touched social, political and economical problems.
    In 2009 there was a big crisis in Public TV and most part of the employees were fires.
    Right after that top to now I work in “Sharm” production as an editor. I am the journalist and the editor of many films and TV programs such as “HAY Q”, “Insurance news ” and so on.
    In 2012 I was qualified Media Neighbourhood Mentors of “BBC media action ” as a mentor.
    I want to study in Edinburgh Napier University, since I’m sure that, I’ll find answers to all my questions, will get to know Media outlets working there, learn the right way of working in a big team. I will also enhance my professional skills, will meet people who have similar experience, who I hope will share with me their knowledge and experience and will be good advisers.
    Thank you!

  93. For the last 10 years I have endured the oppressions and
    Aggression of the authorities that is mainly directed towards the
    Free press and independent journalists, we have endured their
    Terrorism and discouragement. The owners thru their different
    Security apparatus has taken over most newspapers, the
    Independent newspaper still operating are constantly exposed to
    Sanctions; their journalists are constantly harassed by the
    Security organizations.
    With the deteriorating economic situation. The oppressive
    working conditions, and the excessive fees and taxes levied by
    The state on independent newspapers we were working
    Unbearable conditions.
    National television and radio service. Even in the oppositions
    Newspapers whatever we wrote was subject to government
    Scrutiny, there were over 20 cases which we were not allowed to
    Write about such as the situation in Darfur and Nuba
    Mountains, oppression of minorities.

  94. My name is Ahmed Yehia and I am an editor and reporter in Anadolu news agency. I’m pleased to endorse Rana as she is a very good journalist and teacher I guarantee that she’s a fast learner and she is completely devoted for her work. Her devotion, patience and intelligence inspires me sometimes. She always have a deep vision in her articles and unusual courage to tell the truth and talk on the behalf of the poor neglected people. She developed special interest in the international journalism field during the last year and I think this residential week will allow her develop her skills. I advise you to follow her amazing articles

  95. Lawandi Ibrahim Datti

    I know Sani Mu’azu for long time as a mentor, Leader and role model to every one, i am here by endorsing him to be part of this training course also wish him and the rest of the participant good luck

  96. Ayo Johnson Obalisa

    Sani M’uazu is a mentor and thoroughly bred professional. I have known him for many fruitful years and I won’t hesitate to say he deserves no less than a chance to be selected.

  97. Abubaka Abdullahi Babawo

    i really endorse Sani Mu’azu as my mentor i have work with him at Equal access a Project of AREWA24 Tv channel he is very good human being, i really endorse him. good luck Sir

  98. I’m Touhidur Rahman, working as a Staff Reporter of The Daily Janakantha. Its one of the popular and national newspaper in Bangladesh. I working for last 10 years in Journalism profession. I working for Environment, Food, Human Trafficking, International Relation etc issues. Here I want to join for gather sharing in International Journalism trend. Also Share to South Asian journalism experience with European journalism. I’m also a writer, If I get opportunity to join this programme, I will write a book on it.

  99. My name is Ahmed Alaa I have been working with Rana at AASTMT. I am a teaching assistant assistant at AASTMT and freelancer film and documentary director. She has been doing great effort in her job as a teaching assistant also I have been following her articles in daily news Egypt which are really diverse and amazing as a young journalist. I totally recommend her as she commits to her work and responsibilities, she also does her work in the best way.
    Ahmed Alaa

  100. David Chewe Kampamba is an outstanding freelance journalist with an excellent understanding of the media business.He’s experienced and confident in conducting research,news gathering,writing,editing and publishing.His exceptional attention to detail,coupled with a strong capacity to multi-task,have all been necessary skills to secure his success story.I wholeheartedly endorse his candidature.

    Grace Banda
    REPORTER,472 PRESS

  101. David Kampamba has delivered successful reporting projects in the past which were very complex in nature.He’s familiar with journalistic methodologies and processes.He is able to do the work and deliver exceptional results.I believe he will fit in beautifully into your programme and be a great addition to your team.

    Freelance Writer

  102. David Chewe Kampmba juggled multiple roles including video editing,reporting and contributing editor for Jumuka.A skilled journalist with over 6 years experience covering news,features,travel,entertainment,human interest stories and current affairs.David is a highly dedicated,creative,knowledgeable,effective and resourceful individual,with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    He has what it takes and for this I strongly recommend him for your programme.

    Gideon Chomba,
    REPORTER,
    JUMUKA

  103. Gripps Agrippa

    I am very familiar with David Chewe Kampamba’s writings.His style is concise and conversational but he’s flexible and does adapt to the voice required for each project.I am in support of his candidature for the Edinburgh Napier award because I believe he would be thrilled to share his talent.

    Gripps Agrippa,Freelancer,
    The Watch

  104. David Chewe Kampamba is a committed and motivated individual with a broad range of skills gained in challenging work environments.In over six years that he has been in the media industry,he has gained solid experience as a reporter,editor and proofreader,giving him a firm grasp of the complexities of journalism.I strongly believe that he has all the qualities for this programme.
    I would be very highly appreciative for a chance to prove his diverse abilities.

    Patson Kangwa,Reporter,The Gifted Magazine

  105. I’m writing in regard to the fellowship candidature of David Chewe Kampamba.David is a bonafide Zambian freelance journalist armed with skills to independently tell stories in ways that resonate with the public.He has been in the industry for over six years and has made significant strides for the stories he has written and reported on. His journalistic acumen has propelled him into becoming a frequent contributor for numerous publications including My Travel Times, which I am the editor.Presently,he is working on a project 472,which spotlights world dishes,airlines,game reserves,hotels,resorts,iconic structures,exotic beaches and tourism destinations.
    I have no doubt you will find him to be an excellent candidate for your programme.

    Elin Tray,Editor,My Travel Times

  106. David Chewe Kampamba has a brilliant charisma and an imposing personality.He is always willing to cover news even during life-threatening situations.He is a progressive and deep thinker with excellent analytical skills.He possess excellent research and writing skills and an ability to investigate things deeply.I highly endorse his candidature.

    Joe Simweemba
    Editor,Esconets

  107. It gives me immense pleasure to write in support of Mr David Chewe Kampamba application to attend your fellowship programme. Iam convinced that Mr Kampamba will make a positive contribution. I’m glad to confirm that I have known Mr Kampamba for over five years as a communication professional. In the years that I have known this man, I have been impressed with the high levels of dedication to any endeavor he has been involved in.I have found him to be consistently pleasant, tackling tasks with dedication . Besides being a joy to work with, David Chewe Kampamba is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and communicate the benefits.
    David is an extraordinary man. I have seen many examples of his talent and have been impressed by his diligence and work ethic.

    Mushi Riche,Associate Editor,Community Focus

  108. I have worked with David Chewe Kampamba on numerous reporting projects in Africa.
    I wish to recommend this colleague of mine for your programme to enable him enhance his abilities and work more efficiently on the African continent and beyond.
    Knowledge and advanced skills are critical determinants of a country’s economic growth.Getting to join your programme will be very beneficial not only for David but he entire African continent.

    PrecMulenga,Foreign Correspondent,News Africa 24

  109. Chanda Mulenga

    I am a multimedia producer. I am endorsing David Chewe Kampamba for this special programme. For over 7 years, David and I have been colleagues in the media industry. He has an excellent skill set that has propelled his journalism profession. One thing I cherish about him is his matured journalistic outlook on various matters. He will be a valuable asset to this journalism programme.

    Chanda Mulenga,Producer,Ada Media

  110. Mr Kampamba has been working as a freelance journalist at Africa Post for two years, and as his immediate supervisor, I can attest to his diligence and capability to set goals and achieve them.
    He has proved himself to be an adept communicator with strong leadership qualities. Mr Kampamba has also demonstrated his ability to manage multiple tasks and accomplish goals efficiently and according to schedule.

    His role as a foreign Correspondent demanded that he worked around the clock with people from diverse backgrounds and he accomplished this with relative ease owing to his excellent interpersonal skills. He always displayed a responsible attitude towards his work, a conscientious individual with a willingness to go beyond the usual role of his work.

    Based on my personal observation of his professional work ethic and his engaging personality, I believe that he will be a valuable addition to your fellowship programme.

    Jah Fash,Editor,Africa POST

  111. I am proud to endorse David Kampamba for your fellowship program.

    David is a highly intelligent,meticulous,tenacious and resourceful researcher,writer,reporter and editor,with a passion for scooping out the truth.He possess a flexible and adaptable writing style which allows him to authoritatively write and edit many different types of copy.Additionally,he is a proven team player.

    Molly Warner,Freelancer WRITER

  112. My name is Tula Dlamini. I have worked as a media professional for a range of broadcasters. Currently, I am pursuing post graduate interests and hold a senior journalism lecturer position at the School of Social Sciences, Monash University South Africa. I continue to work with media entities, particularly my previous employer, the SABC where I worked as the Planning Editor for News and Current Affairs Research. I am very interested in the development climate journalism and education, in particular reporting on new international agreements on climate change, and how the interests of the developing countries might be reconciled with those of the industrialized countries.

  113. I’m happy to endorse Rana Khaled for this amazing program. She is an experienced journalist and media professional who have been working in the different media fields (print, online and broadcast media) for so long ( even before she graduated from faculty of mass communication). She has always been a hard worker and a good student. I worked with her many times and she is very helpful and intelligent. I think she has all the qualities and qualifications you’re searching for. She deserves to be selected for this residential week that will provide her with the latest updates about the international journalism that will help her in her post graduate studies as well as her practical media work. Thank you

  114. My name is Tula Dlamini – currently pursuing post-graduate interests and hold a senior journalism lecturer position at the School of Social Sciences, Monash University South Africa – keen to develop units in climate journalism and education for graduate studies and mid-career journalists. I would like to support journalism reporting on international climate agreements, and how the interests of the developing countries might be reconciled with those of the industrialized countries.

  115. my name is Dr. Bassant Attia, Media professor in Faculty of language and media in the AASTMT. Rana worked with me for a hole year as an assistant teacher She has been doing great effort in her job as a teaching assistant, She showed extraordinary energy in the follow up with the students. she’s patient, hard worker, energetic, and very enthusiastic.

    I strongly support Rana to endorse for this program.
    Dr. Bassant Attia

  116. I am researcher and associate producer I have worked at Pakistan’s leading news networks, Express Media group, Geo TV and Dunya tv. I have been a senior researcher on over 700 television episodes for prime time TV. Some of the high profile interviews I have worked on include, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, General Musharraf, Senator Kerry, Prime minister Nawaz Sharif and former Prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani. I have been a content editor and researcher on “Beyond Borders,” a dynamic audience based debate TV show that linked Kabul to Afghanistan, to discuss conflict resolution. Some of the documentaries that I have worked on include, “Battling the Taliban,” “Gangs of Karachi,” “Smuggling racket of South Asia,” “ Floods of 2010,” “Impact of climate in the desert of Pakistan” and “Behind the scene of Bollywood.” As part of the US Pakistan Professional Partnership Program for Journalists, sponsored by US State department, I worked in the newsroom in ABC 10 news, KGTV in San Diego.

  117. Name: Laith Anwar Junaidi / Jordanian Journalist
    Age: 30 years
    Marital status: Married
    Qualifications: Master degree in political science.
    current work: a news reporter (Anadolu news agency / Turkey ).
    Main task: news coverage of Jordan in all fields.
    Most prominent achievements: cover a large number of private and exclusive news, as well as to conduct private interviews with senior Jordanian officials like the prime minister and a number of international officials such as emergency manager at the World Food Program.
    I’ve written hundreds of private human stories of Syrian refugees in Jordan.
    Participate in press conferences for senior international visitors to Jordan.
    Participating in the World Economic Forum in Davos for three times in a row and holding private interviews with senior participants.

    • I would like to endorse Laith Aljnaidi,he is very hard working

    • Laith Aljnaidi should get this opportunity to attend this course as it will not only benefit him only but also to his colleagues as by sharing knowledge it will help in creating wisdom.

    • mohammad hasan

      I am writing to endorse the candidature of Laith Aljnaidi . He is a very active and innovative person. He is a very good journalist .He deserves to be given this opportunity as it will be give him an understanding of global media and will help him hone his skills further which will be beneficial for his research work.

    • faris husseinat

      I am pleased to endorse the candidature of laith He is a very good journalist as well . His positive attitude inspires many.
      This opportunity will help him hone his skills further which will be beneficial for his research work.

    • Mohammad Qasim

      I’m here to endorse Laith Anwar Junaidi , he is my colleague in the work , he is my role model ,he is very enthusiastic and keep me desirous to work, I known laith since 2010 and i want to tell you why in my opinion he is the one that you have to chose :
      1. His ability to grasp the big truths with the humility to let them go again when the facts do not fit.
      2. His Curiosity. His Persistence. his Toughness
      3. His Ruthlessness with fact and his Accuracy and the craft skills to deliver it.
      One in laith personality I am proud to endorse him
      Mohammad Qasim
      Chief of Political news office in freedom weekly newspaper.
      Amman , Jordan

    • Eng Islam Al Qasim

      Mr laith i have Read all of your articles on Anadolu News Agency and many famous news agencies quote from from your articles

      your way in writing is the best ,every word you wrote in your articles is important

      Keep Up Mr Laith and Make us proud of your creation .

    • Letter of endorsement for Laith Anwar Junaidi

      Laith was in my graduate Political economy seminar in the spring of 2014, and l have had a number of conversations outside the classroom with him on both Political economy and non- Political economy topics. My letter is based entirely on this acquaintance with him in an academic setting.
      David is a person of considerable intelligence with a great many practical, ethical, and aesthetic interests. I was impressed by how deeply and intensively he thought about the questions we were dealing with in the Political economy seminar and by how, unlike some of the students in the course, he was interested in relating what we were studying to wider ethical and practical questions. He wrote an excellent term paper for the course, one that showed a great deal of thought and work on his part.
      The fine qualities of mind that he showed in the course are apparent in conversation as well. He is evidently well-read, with interesting thoughts on a great variety of matters, both Political economy and non- Political economy. This broad knowledge and his versatile and active intelligence make it likely that he will make an interesting and important contribution to whatever jobs he undertakes.

      Yours sincerely
      Hamad Swalheh
      Associate Professor of Political economy

    • Mutaz Al Zoubi

      Dear Sir / Madam
      I am writing to give my support and endorsement to Laith Aljnaidi to get this opportunity to improve his skills in journalism. He has excellent experience in the field of journalism and has shown strong knowledge and skills in this
      area. His interaction with both refugees and Human rights organizations make him responsible and trusted person. team members is always with integrity and respect . He adheres to the ethical guidelines set out in his
      professional standards of practice. Overall, He is very competent in His practice
      of journalism especially in the area of news reporting .

      Sincerely,
      Mutaz Al Zoubi
      Yarmouk University

    • When I See Laith Junaidi I can see Curious person , well-read, timely, persistent, people-person, accuracy, informative, unafraid, thoughtful, proactive, skeptical, researchers, versatile, team players, prepared, listeners.

      I highly recommend him
      EFE Regional Reporter

    • I would like to endorse Laith Aljnaidi because his reports has been a source of encouragement for me to strive for professional excellence.

      HR
      ENVIROTIC CO.

    • Laith Aljnaidi has extreme patience and focus for his work and very skilled in his work. He has had diverse experiences and has a constant to hunger to learn and share is knowledge and skills with others

    • I would like to nominate Laith Aljnaidi , I have known for many years as a colleague in university and friend and he is exceptional in everything he does.

    • abdullah alharbi

      I am recommending Laith Aljnaidi .he needs more training to overcome his limitation, I have known him for quite sometime as a hardworking journalist .

      lab. sup.
      Saudi Arabia

    • Osama Darabseh

      Laith Junaidi is effective communicator. He know how to both talk and listen. When he’s trying to get to the bottom of a story, he ask the right questions and then wait and listen for the answers he seek. Once he get the lowdown from his sources, then he need to craft his stories with words his viewers or readers can understand. he has a responsibility to make the story clear through their words and pictures. Laith Junaidi typically love language and use that love of the written word to make their words interesting and significant to his audience.

      I recommend him

    • I am recommending Laith Aljnaidi

    • Sr. Laith usted es gran periodista no en el Oriente Medio, pero solamente en el Mundo

  118. Dear Sir,
    My name is Hafiz Asakra, and I am the head of Information Department in the Palestine National University in Bethlehem, Palestine. I have a degree in media and TV from Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem. And also worked as director of liberalization in the news in a number of news agencies and the media, I understand that you are busy, but I would be grateful if you could take some time to read my letter.

    I am constantly looking for ways to develop myself, practically and professionally, in the media field. I wish to be a journalist with a message to convey, to defend those who are unjustly treated, to shed light on human issues and everyone who is marginalized, and to add something to the community. I see your university as a place where I can achieve my dream.

    I am very excited to visit this university, with its history and the programs they offer. There is a lack in the media and journalism studies at Palestinian universities. I have a dream to create a project and media available to the whole world for free. It will compile the project medias into several languages, and will monitor violations and abuses against journalists all over the world. It would also revive the memory of the victims who were killed or injured while simply doing their jobs. This project requires that I develop myself in the media. I hope to be able to cooperate with you in order to achieve this dream.

    As for my work in the Palestine National University, which recently opened a program to teach media technologies and I would like to improve my skills and media by registering in this program because any improvement in the number of employees, including myself, would have left a big impact on the program and media sector students in Palestine , especially because of the lack of such opportunities.

    I hope I get a chance to attend this session. I will be very committed to the program, because Edinburgh is a land of great culture of the West, and would be a good experience for me to attend the first in this area of Europe, and of course also for the practical.

    When given the opportunity to attend the training I’ll be able to brain – storm and share experiences with others. I look forward to learning from each other and I’m expanding my understanding to a wider range of perspective.

    We will strive in my participation in efforts towards the brain active, lively and interactive – storming sessions that will help come up with recommendations and realistic, measurable and collection.

    I ask you to help me get this wonderful opportunity so that I can realize my dream and the dream of my friends are journalists.
    This link explains and shows you part of my job as head of the media department of my work and my achievements.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai4COtEZGUw
    ……………………..
    Best wishes,
    Mr. Hafez Asakra
    Head of Media Department at the Palestine Ahliya University
    Email: hasakra@paluniv.edu.psa
    E-mail: sakra-news@hotmail.com
    Tel + 0097259890728

  119. I am Iraqi journalist , I work at radio and newspaper
    I think you have to chose me just because I am from Iraq ,because we need to be a part of every event in the world for many resons , the first is to explain how we work and how we live here with all of what we have of (war after war, terrorism , corruption , and the bad point is how the world look for us.
    We were far from the world for 30 years and now we have to be near and learn a lot of what we miss and need..
    Note: no body will support me, everybody is busy now with the war.
    I know I will not win at least ^_^
    But it was nice to tell others about us.

  120. A human rights activist and photojournalist , who lived under destruction and reported what is happening on the ground for Reuters , NYT and ForeignAffairs and was detained by the Syrian regime for what he did for more than a year and a half …
    I think I will be able to add more to this amazing program , and will get large amount of add ons to my professional experience .

    Love , and Democracy .

  121. Engr. Saidu Hassan MNSE, MNIHE.

    Sani Muazu is a Journalist, Actor, Film Producer. Social Worker, Community Leader amongst others. I highly recommend him for this programme.
    I am an executive member of the Nigerian Institute of Highway Engineers (NIHE).

  122. Murad AL-Sabi مراد السبع

    I Have a B.A in Journalisem, 11 Years experience covering conflect between Palestinian and Israel. in Palestine (West Bank) i had worked as a reporter for Maan News Agency, Qudsnet Agency, newscaster and editor for several radio station on of them the official radio station “PBC” had worked for BBC in producing and presenting talk show on air, worked as a trainer in Social media, consultation, also i am a lecturer in media Dep in “medern university college” Ramallah.
    In Canada, i had worked as an ENG for rogers TV, worked as a social media cordinator for Neulion Inc,

    i addition of working in PR, and producing for 4 years

  123. I am working with Samaa TV, one of the leading news channels of Pakistan, as a Political correspondent since 2010. I started my career in 2005 as a reporter in the largest English daily “The News” and covered political mishandling, crime, health, corruption, religious extremism and women empowerment related issues. My chief motivation to pursuing development investigative reporting and field of study is the palpable link between the steady growth of extremism and militancy and the deteriorating socio-economic condition of average Pakistanis. It comes as no surprise then that 80% of the world’s polio cases now originate from Pakistan, with 305 cases reported in 2014. No less than 178 of these cases were from FATA (the Federally Administered Tribal Areas), regions known to be a hotbed of extremist activity and relatively removed from the state writ, with polio health workers frequently targeted and killed by militias. I have chosen to focus on development journalism to use my experience and standing as a senior journalist to raise awareness of issues directly affecting the populace, and possibly save the next generation of Pakistanis from falling prey to extremism and exploitation.

  124. I am working with Samaa TV, one of the leading news channels of Pakistan, as a Political correspondent since 2010. I started my career in 2005 as a reporter in the largest English daily “The News” and covered crime, health, corruption, religious extremism and women empowerment. My chief motivation to pursuing development investigative reporting and field of study is the palpable link between the steady growth of extremism and militancy. It comes as no surprise then that 80% of the world’s polio cases now originate from Pakistan, with 305 cases reported in 2014. No less than 178 of these cases were from FATA (the Federally Administered Tribal Areas), regions known to be a hotbed of extremist. I have chosen to focus on development journalism to use my experience and standing as a senior journalist to raise awareness of issues directly affecting the populace, and possibly save the next generation of Pakistanis from falling prey to extremism and exploitation

  125. I’m Nada Deyaa, the head of the arts and culture department at Daily News Egypt newspaper and I’ve been working with Rana for more than a year.. I strongly endorse her for your residential week program because she is a dedicated and experienced journalist. Rana’s a hard worker and I believe this course will help her improve herself.

  126. I know Laith Aljnaidi and I know he’s a good journalist.

  127. My name is Adebayo Obajemu, Features Editor with Hallmark Newspaper, a Nigerian daily. I have had more than 18 years experience in print journalism. I was part of TheNews magazine team , the vibrant magazine that fought military dictatorship in Nigeria in the 90s, where i had the opportunity to report abuses, tortures and dehumanising atrocities committed by the military under the brutal Sani Abacha regime. I reported on the plights of the underclass, poverty and degrading environments under which the poor live in Nigeria. I also reported extensively on the struggles in the Niger Delta region for self-determination and resource control. I have always been fascinated by the plights of the dispossessed, the deprived and the underclass in various communities in my country disadvantaged by the successive governments in the country-military and civilian. With the return of democracy, i have reported more on environmental degradation in various communities, including the Niger Delta, where living and economic pursuit have suffered as a result of the activities of the oil exploration. I believe the Edinburgh programme will further enhance my skills to report more on the humanity’s sore points in my country: the environment, the plight of the Almajiris–the underclass in the Northern part of my country-, poverty, corruption and the plights of women. Adebayo Obajemu, Features Editor, Hallmark newspaper, Tel: 08189661365

  128. My name is Oredola Adeola, Business correspondent for Hallmark newspaper. I recommend Adebayo Obajemu for the programme, he has reported extensively on poverty, environmental degradation and corruption in government. He has always been fascinated by issues that task governance in our country , Nigeria. Adeola Oredola, Business correspondent, Hallmark, Lagos, Nigeria

  129. Mr. Adebayo Obajemu, Features Editor for Hallmark is recommended for this programme. My name is Nurrudeen Adegbenro, a reelance journalist. I have known him for 11years, and his passion for reporting the sore areas of our life such as corruption, the oil spill, the environment, the poor and the underrreported segment of the population such as life in the slum and the problem of inner cities has never waned. Nurrudeen Adegbenro, Dutse, Jigawa State, Nigeria, tel: 08183554789

  130. Adeola Ogunrinde is my name, i have recently attended a workshop organised by The British Council in Lagos, and to qualified, i owe a debt of grattitude to my editor and mentor, Adebayo Obajemu , whom i recommend for this programme. A meticulous journalist cum activist, who has reported on the plights of the dispossessed, poverty, environmental issues and official corruption. The programme will further expose him to the international best standards of reporting , and he will have the oportunity to rub minds with journalists from across the world. Adeola Ogunrinde, Arts and Review reporter, Hallmark

  131. I simply recommend Adebayo Obajemu for the programme. He has passion and drive for innovation and for incisive reporting on issues that bother on governance, environment and human rights. Am Yinka Lawal, Education reporter for Hallmark newspaper. Yinka Lawal, Hallmark newspaper, Lagos

  132. Solomon Adebayo

    My name is Solomon Adebayo, an investigative reporter and head,investigative reporting desk of Radio Nigeria.I joined Radio Nigeria after a brief stint with a national daily,Diet Newspaper where I worked as a Sub-Editor.I started work in Radio Nigeria first as environment correspondent I moved to head the human rights desk that produces a thirty minutes human rights education program.
    From heading the human rights desk,I pioneered investigative reporting on radio in Nigeria.
    As investigative reporter,my major interests are corruption,human rights and the environment.I have done a lot of groundbreaking reports that exposed corruption in governance and human rights abuses perpetrated by government and security agencies in Nigeria.
    In the last ten years,I have won seventeen national and international awards for professional excellence in investigative and radio reporting including being a three time winner of the the most prestigious investigative journalism prize in Nigeria: Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting and being a runner-up to the Shining Light Global Investigative Journalism Prize

  133. Solomon Adebayo

    My name is Solomon Adebayo, an investigative reporter and head, investigative reporting desk of Radio Nigeria
    As investigative reporter, my major interests are corruption; human rights and the environment. I have done a lot of groundbreaking reports that exposed corruption in governance and human rights abuses perpetrated by government and security agencies in Nigeria.
    I have won seventeen national and international awards for professional excellence in investigative and radio reporting including being a three time winner of the most prestigious investigative journalism prize in Nigeria: Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting and being a runner-up to the Shining Light Global Investigative Journalism Prize.
    My participation in the journalism residential week will afford me ample opportunity to meet, interact and share my experience students and staff of Edinburg University Journalism Department. Spending a week with some of the impressive journalists and educators will further revitalize my passion for excellence in journalism

  134. My name is Nadia Ike a reporter with Kapital FM in Abuja,Nigeria, I recommend Mr.Solomon Adebayo for the attend a residential week of the the MA course in International Journalism.Mr. Adebayo is one of the highest award winning reporter in Nigeria.His investigative reports have help in bringing about positive change in Nigeria.
    I strongly believe that the course will be of immense benefit to him

  135. My name is Kelvin Kayode an editor with Voice of Nigeria.I recommended Mr. Solomon to attend the one week program because of the society changing reports he has done.I believe that the programm would be of immense benefit to him
    Thanks

  136. I am endorsing Mr. Solomon Adebayo for the one week program.I am Tosin Adebayo,a producer with TVC Television Lagos.
    I am endorsing Mr.Adebayo because as a television reporter his reports has been a source of encouragement for me to strive for professional excellence.

  137. I want to endorse Mr.Solomon Adebayo for the one week course.My endorsement is based on his professional excellence.
    My name is Biodun Dare the Financial reporter for Radio Nigeria.

  138. I highly endorse Rana Khaled for this special course because of many reasons. She is always interested in the academic studies and she is working on her MA thesis in the international journalism specialization which makes this course perfect for her. She is very talented and motivated to gain experience from many media institutions around the world and she was selected in the foreign correspondent’s program in Finland because she is super qualified. She is so interested in being accepted in this course so allow her to gain this precious opportunity. Thank you

    Duaa Al Fouly
    Editor in Masrawy news site

  139. I recommend for Bangladeshi Journalist Touhidur Rahman. I highly request for him. He is commuted his profession. If he get chance this course, It will be good news for us.
    Abul Hasnut Miron
    Freelance Journalist
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

  140. I am Magaji Galadima a veteran journalist , former oditor of THE PEN newspaper and now editor of gamji.com the first Nigerian online news portal. With pleasure and deep sense of responsibility I wish to endorse Sani Muazu for this exalted programme. Mu’azu is well known to me for over 40 years and we started our media adventure together . Muazu represent the face of new media in Nigeria and work as a bridge builder between the warring Christians and Muslims in the northern part of Nigeria.

  141. Amna Nasir Jamal

    One should never forget that is not what we do, but how we think about what we do, that changes the world.

    I would meet the demand for this fellowship in the region. I am prepared to dedicate my career to peace and justice and have real potential to positively impact my world. I would like to meet people, share experience and better understanding to create such environment which will be more helpful in developing better world.Fellows out of different parts of the globe will gather together, mostly field-focused people having career objectives. Depending upon their interests, fellows may share experiences, address issues of choice and hone their problem-solving skills to make suggestions, to have dialogues in order to improve existing scenario/society because’ media’ is among the force/reason that could introduce change in existing social values. It could be a plugged-in experience for any fellow at one end.

    On the other hand, being a fellow I would be able to have an interaction with fellows, ‘analysts, policymakers, journalists and others’, enormously helpful as I continue to develop professionally.

  142. I am Odinaka Anudu. I work as Editorial Analyst for BusinessDay, Nigeria’s leading business and financial newspaper. I produce subtitles called Real Sector Watch and Start-Up Digest every week. I write at least three exclusive front page (cover) stories for BusinessDay each week. I have also written two books. One is ‘Top-Class English for Schools and Colleges’ while the other is ‘Drug Abuse and our Future:Who will bell the cat?’ My reports on Nigeria’s ceramics potential in 2014 moved Professor Patrick Oaikhinan to organise the first ever ceramics trade fair in West Africa, in Lagos, Nigeria. Investors from Spain and Italy have also taken interest in the development of solid minerals (iron, silica, quartz) that will serve as raw materials for the ceramics industry. My story, in 2014, forced Nigeria’s government to pay non-oil exporters US$25 million as grants to enable them compete effectively in the international market.

    • My name is Emmanuel Ogbonna. I am the business editor of Daily Times newspaper in Nigeria. I write to endorse Odinaka Anudu for MA course in International Journalism for Media Professionals. Anudu is articulate and a world-class reporter whose stories made impact and gave policy directions to the past Federal Government of Nigeria.

  143. I am a recent graduate with full flair for journalism. Throughout my undergraduate days I participated in Campus Journalism effectively and was awarded for such role.

    I have journalism to the extent that I can still awake scouting for news and information via the web 24-hour without meal or sleep. I believe the Social Media tools can help to strengthen traditional news reporting as well as reach every corner of our sphere lives. I am a regular writer with the National Newspapers of my country and also freelance for blogs.

    CV and background here are intimidating and also giving me much encourage that one day I will be world known and acclaimed investigative journalism that I dream of.

    I want to participate in this opportunity if permitted or love to go through any mentoring programme from any of these charming journalists.

    I have checked everyone’s profile and must admit that everyone qualifies for the opportunity. Nevertheless, I wish the lucky a nice training and experience in the field.

    Alex
    From Nigeria
    remisco999@gmail.com

  144. What do you know about Russia, saying the truth? I think almost nothing. And I’m a journalist working in Newspapers and electronic media. And it’s almost a feat. I’m kidding, of course, but in fact the propaganda in Russia is increasingly replace real journalism. And it’s sad. And makes you confused because you don’t understand sometimes what more to believe your reader. And I, frankly, starting to forget the basics of their chosen profession. I really hope that participation in the MA course in International Journalism for Media Professionals will help me to rediscover himself as a specialist.

  145. I am working witha vernacular newspaper i.e, Jagbani in Punjab. I knew vishiwjeet Singh very well. He is a hard working guy and has a good experience of print and electronic media. He is doing his PhD and simultaneously attached to media as freelancer. Your program will help him honing his skills. I recommend him for this course.

    Jatin Sharma
    Sub editor
    Jagbani

  146. Gajendra Kumar

    I know vishiwjeet singh from a long time. He is a multi talented personality with vast experience of media field plus theoratical field of media as he is doing his phd. I am working with All India Radio Delhi and hereby recommend hos name for this course. This will give him a global experience in journalism.

    Gajendra Kumar
    social media executive
    All India Radio, Delhi

  147. Since i joined the fieled of media, which i choose with great love and passion and through all the 13 years that i worked in it i always tried to look for the right places and creat conditins to develop myself and elevate it in order to benefit the society and myself.
    It is a common fact that human beings and through thiet lives aim to develop themselves as a persons and of course in thier carriers to meet the expectations of the poeple around them,specialy in the field of media since we have to delever the truth behind any event to the audiance.
    I strongly believe that these meeting have a great importance because it give us the ability to expand and magnify our knowledge as a participants in it and help us benefit from the experience of those who preceded us in the field of media.
    For all those reasons and many others and from the moment i found out about about this training session i didn’t hesitate to submit this application hoping that you would honor me with your acceptance to join my colleagues from all over the world and wxchange expertise with them
    And of course to have the apportanity to visit this country and know morw about it civilization.
    With my deepest greetings
    ALI OMAR
    A host and anchorman
    The local branch of the national radio of Libya
    Libya-El.jaffra

  148. I would like to nominate Shay Meinecke, who is passionate about writing and expressing himself in the other forms of media. He is at that point of his career where this course can vastly help him. I met Shay last month at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in Bonn and all we talked about was writing – the craft, the process and how it was changing with digital technology. Shay is one open-minded dude who doesn’t see the world as east and west, but as a whole to be experienced. Just like digital technology, which has no boundaries except those that our minds conceive. – raissa robles, investigative journalist and South China Morning Post (HK) Philippine correspondent

  149. I am Oleg. I work as journalist in Center for Investigative Reporting in Ukraine.
    I endorse the application of Chandra Shekher. I met Chandra Shekher during a Journalism Conference in Kiev in October 2011. We became friends and I have been in touch with him since then. He is well traveled and has won numerous fellowships and scholarships. He went all out to help me with a fellowship application which I ultimately got. He loves to share what he learns. I wish him all the best

  150. I am a journalist from Egypt and currently working as an deputy head of economic section
    for one of top newspapers Daily in Egypt .
    I would meet the demand for this fellowship in the region. I am prepared to dedicate my career to peace and justice and have real potential to positively impact my world.
    I would like to meet people, share experience and better understanding to create such environment which will be more helpful in developing better world.
    Fellows out of different parts of the globe will gather together, mostly field-focused people having career objectives. Depending upon their interests, fellows may share experiences, address issues of choice and hone their problem-solving skills to make suggestions, to have dialogues in order to improve existing scenario/society because’ media’ is among the force/reason that could introduce change in existing social values. It could be a plugged-in experience for any fellow at one end,and of course to have the opportunity to visit this country and know more about it civilization.

  151. I am a 21-year-old Journalism intern with the India Today Group.
    I am an experienced and innovative writer, content producer and internet all-rounder, with sound editorial judgment.
    In the short duration of my career which started in Feb. 2015, I have been an integral part of 4 documentaries, 50 stories and uncountable TV packages. I have never been outside India. My aim in life is to bring about tangible changes in the society, changes that bring about social revolutions and upgrade mentalities. I know a residential week at Scotland will not help me achieve my goals, but its mere addition to my CV will help me get access to situations and areas outside my comfort zone (India). Since I am an intern and a newbie in the enormous field of communication and arts, I am sure I won’t be able to secure any endorsements whatsoever. My biggest endorsement is my passion, my dedication and my ‘go-getter’ attitude.
    Thank You (For reading)
    Piyush

  152. I am Oleg Ogaonov. I work as a journalist in Center for Investigative Reporting in Nikolaev, Ukraine.
    I endorse the application of Chandra Shekher. I met Chandra Shekher during a Journalism Conference in Kiev in October 2011. We became friends and I have been in touch with him since then. He is well traveled and has won numerous fellowships and scholarships. He went all out to help me with a fellowship application which I ultimately got. He loves to share what he learns. I wish him all the best

  153. Salihu Awwalu salihu

    I am a video journalist with Aljazeera network, it all started under him. Sani Muazu,
    I am pleased to endorse his candidature for this programme.

  154. “Give a man a fish; feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish; feed him for a lifetime.” Chandra Shekhar is an inspiring mentor, an avid reader and a traveler at heart. His inquisitive nature takes him places , he loves to carry out media researches. He desires to delve into the ways to increase the diversity and representativeness with a view to insightfully deal with social and political issues. Fortunate to have interned under his tutelage at Lok Sabha TV , I’m Sneh gupta, a PR practitioner and a media analyst. I would love to endorse Chandra Shekhar for this esteem learning experience.

  155. Since April 2005 working as struggling journalist in India to work towards called realistic journalism.

    Wanna do pro development journalism but yet failed to get an scope to at least get in.

    I would love to get an opportunity to see deffirent face of journalism via short trip If fortunate?

    In short, in my whole journalism career, I never felt ever that I am going through journalistic approach rather then typing a story, writing story and reporting a story in a particular way that ever happened to an emperor’s self made poet article that only praise not grade.

  156. I am endorsing and supporting the application of Chandra Shekher. I work for an organisation which promotes the values of public service media and Chandra has been involved in many of the initiatives that we have promoted and has also been active in helping organise them in his own time. . I have known Chandra for many years as a colleague and friend and he is exceptional in everything he does. He has extreme patience and focus for his work and very skilled in his work. He has had diverse experiences and has a constant to hunger to learn and share is knowledge and skills with others. He is very reliable and will always go the extra mile in everything he does. I fully endorse him for this opportunity.

  157. I am sure you will choose Laith Aljnaidi
    His work in covering syrian crisis is excellent

  158. I am a budding Indian journalist holding a masters degree in International broadcast journalism from England. I am a practicing journalist in India, working with the Medgate Today Healthcare Magazine in India which is a leading Magazine . I was fortunate enough to explore England on professional grounds where I even made a “Refugee and Asylum seeker centric television documentary based on the Human rights” and also gave three appearances on BBC radio Birmingham as a guest in the show” Midlands Masala “where I talked about “ marriage in the context of Islamic framework “ .Unfortunately I could not go to Scotland and I always wanted to experience Scottish culture ,mindsets and the media .Objectivity and neutrality have been ignored in the Indian media as very few practice it and its the era of sensationalism in Indian media so it’s a gateway to understand Scottish journalism .

    • I endorse Mohammad Rizan’s application to come to Scotland for the week. I think he would benefit hugely from the experience and take back to India much useful knowledge and insight. As he’s mentioned, there are great pressures on journalists working within the Indian media and supporting him in holding to important principles seems to me a worthy reason to pick Mohammad.

  159. I am a budding Indian journalist holding a masters degree in International broadcast journalism from England. I am a practicing journalist in India, working with the Medgate Today Healthcare Magazine in India which is a leading Magazine .I was fortunate enough to explore England on professional grounds where I even made a “Refugee and Asylum seeker centric television documentary based on the Human rights” and also gave three appearances on BBC radio Birmingham as a guest in the show” Midlands Masala “where I talked about “ marriage in the context of Islamic framework “ .Unfortunately I could not go to Scotland and I always wanted to experience Scottish culture ,mindsets and the media .Objectivity and neutrality have been ignored in the Indian media as very few practice it and its the era of sensationalism in Indian media so it’s a gateway to understand Scottish journalism .

    • I m an Assistant Professor for the school of Journalism and Mass Communication at Amity University Lucknow,U.P.I would like to endorse Mohammed Rizan .He has been a student with our school and his dedication and wit is praiseworthy.He has worked hard and earned himself a Masters degree in International broadcast journalism from England and therefore has an in depth knowledge of the media and culture in U.K.I believe he should surely be given a chance to travel to Scotland and further his academic endeavours.

  160. dr.dslem mohammad alquraan

    Best wishes for mr junaidy.

  161. I am an environmental journalist from Indonesia. I’ve been working as journalist for more than 20 years. Touhidur Rahman is my friend. Now, I am endorsing him for the competition. I know him as one of my good environmental journalist friends who used to cover environmental issues and environmental issues related to food, land conflicts, water issues, human rights. I am endorsing him because I am sure he is fit to this challenge and he has capabilities and great potential becoming the best global environmental journalist.

  162. i support laith Aljnaidi to get this course he is great in his jop in journal

  163. I want to endorse Mr.laith Aljnaidi for the one week course.My endorsement is based on his professional excellence

  164. i recommended for jordanian journalist Mr.laith Aljnaidi he will get many benifits for his jop

  165. محمد انور

    Mr Laith Aljnaidi (from anadolou agency)
    Will invest this course well to improve this job

  166. i hope Mr.laith Aljnaidi gets this

  167. a press a professional and successful
    Laith aljonaidy

  168. Adeniyi Bakare

    I am reccommednging Mr. Solomon Adebayo for the one week training because of his professional excellence in investigative reporting.I am a reporter with Radio Nigeria Network News

  169. My name is Stanley Nwosu a reporter with Radio Nigeria Network News.I am endorsing Mr.Solomon Adebayo for the one week program

    Thanks

  170. My name is Adaobi Adaku a producer of women education program of WEFM in Abuja,Nigeria.I am endorsing Mr.Solomon Adebayo for the program.He is one the the highest award wining reporters in Nigeria

  171. best wishes for best journalist Laith aljonaidy

  172. go on great journalist Laith aljonaidy

  173. I started my career with Dostoor Newspaper,gaining experience in field reporting and covering important key events such as the return of opposition leader Mohamed El Baradei to Egypt in Febr 2010 and the formation of a political coalition.At that point,I worked as a copy editor which helped me in acquiring the standards of news judgment.I also began blogging on social networks:Facebook and Twitter.In 2009 I began working as a broadcast journalist for Dream Channel where I participated in the coverage of the murder of Khaled Said,a youth whose death helped ignite the 2011 uprising, and anti-Mubarak protests which then escalated into the Jan 25 revolution in the same year..Besides politics,I also covered multiple different cultural and arts festivals such as the Cairo International Film Festival which helped to broaden my news coverage. In 2012 I was lucky to have joined the esteemed journalist Yosri Fouda’s show The Last Word which was a powerful jump for my career as a broadcast journalist in Egypt.During my time with Akher Kalam, I helped establish the first investigative journalism unit in Egypt along with producing the presidential debate for the two candidates Amr Moussa and Abo Futuh in Egypt for the first time.My main task on the program was to produce several episodes, reports, and investigative episodes on different topics. The skills I gained from working in broadcast and print journalism along with workshops and internships from BBC and Reuters and other Egyptian initiatives have helped me to develop into the well-rounded journalist that I am now. I started working as a news presenter on TV in 2013 because of the rich and experiences I have acquired as a journalist and my natural ability to word news live on TV.My work in writing, producing and presenting news, together with my vast network of contacts has allowed me to produce coverage of all of the governorates in Egypt on topics ranging from politics,to art and development.

  174. I am endorsing Mr. Laith aljonaidy for the one week

  175. iam with Mr. Laith aljonaidy he is good journalist

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  178. i hope Mr. Laith aljonaidy get the week cause he deserves hardworker journalist

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  197. iam with Mr. Laith aljonaidy he is good journalist

  198. It would be great if as many as possible journalists could take part in this trip. The whole Central Asia could study one week together with me!

    My name is Anna Sukhachova, I am a professional multimedia-journalist living in Kazakhstan. I can use my two resources I work with – a web-site for media-specialists newreporter.org and a resource for on-line real-time event coverage e-event.kz, – as well as social networks in order to cover on-line what is going on, that includes Twitter and Facebook storytelling, photo galleries and direct broadcasting.

    Moreover while on the training I will prepare materials which then will be used on our recourses by journalists and editors from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and other post-Soviet states. This is very important task of facilitating journalism development in this region.

  199. Bilingual journalist and new media saavy, i worked for renowned news houses such as the Senegalese press agency and a wide range of leading private newspapers in Senegal, my native country.
    Now I act as co-editor of Ouestafnews, a west african biaised news platform, endowed with a more global view and created with the vision of serving as a voice for Africans.
    Being part of this training will be a special moment for me, so far I’ve undergone trainings only in an African environment and it would be really uplifting to exchange with others around the same matter of practice of journalism

  200. I support the application of Momar Niang a dedicated friend and colleague.

  201. Maria Amelia Avila da Silva Varginha

    Dear Sir / Madam
    Allow me to introduce myself. My name is MARIA AMÉLIA ÁVILA VARGINHA, a professional journalist, 47 year old. I have a graduation in Social Communication Science with emphasis on Journalism. I have a post-graduation degree on Communication Science and Businness Management and also a Master’s degree on Social Communication Science.
    I have been working for more than 25 years in several television and radio broadcasting networks here in Brazil as a reporter, anchor, editor and coordinator.
    I have also had some experience as a press advisor for other companies.
    I have been also teaching at universities for 15 years. Nowadays, I am a lecturer at the Universidade Fundação Mineira de Educação e Cultura (Mineira University Foundation for Education and Culture)(FUMEC), Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais.
    Amongst professional characteristics I would like to highlight my sense of responsibility, search for perfectionism, eagerness for interactivity and dynamism.
    I would like to let you know that I have no impediments whatsoever for travelling as needed.
    I am at your disposal for any further information you may require.
    Sincerely,

    Maria Amélia Ávila

    To whom it may concern
    I know journalist Maria Amélia Ávila professional trajectory a great deal. She has always demonstrated to be a most agile, curious and diligent person when it comes to the quality of her works.
    When I was president for the TV Minas Foundation she had an interview show where she managed to present high level discussions on a wide range of relevant subjects for the society at large in a most consistent, comprehensive and educative manner. Many respected experts on diverse areas have had the opportunity to be on her show making it a must see event at that time.
    In order to achieve and keep such a level of excellence, Maria Amélia has always studied each one of the different themes in depth making her famous for the quality of the interviews and out of studio work.
    I am certain that she will be able to make the most out of this opportunity and besides studying, improve and spread the knowledge and skills so learned.
    Sincerely
    Antonio Achilis Alves da Silva
    Journalist , specialist in Strategic Information Management at UFMG and Consultant

    a.achilis@hotmail.com

    To whom it may concern
    I have known Maria Amélia Ávila for more than thirty years.
    She is a qualified journalist with special interest on television media and teaching. She has achieved the Master´s degree with distinction and has had a long and successful experience on teaching several themes related to the science of journalism and media communication.
    She is a very hard working woman and keen on studying and reading subjects related to her field of expertise and also a lot many others of general interest.
    I am sure Amélia is a perfect candidate for this opportunity and I do recommend her strongly.
    Sincerely
    Idemar Monteiro da Palma, MD, MSc
    idemont@terra.com.br

    To Whom It May Concern,
    This letter is my personal recommendation for Maria Amélia Ávila. She is an experienced journalist for both press (daily journals and press relations) and electronic media (television and radio). Maria Amélia is a pleasant person to work with and has strong interpersonal skills, being able to communicate well and to contribute to the team with creative ideas. I highly recommend Maria Amélia for this position. I believe that her contributions will be beneficial for the institution and also for her career development.
    Kind regards,
    Renê Astigarraga
    Journalism Director
    TV Globo Minas
    asti@tvglobo.com.br

  202. My name is Sunday Ojeme. I am Nigerian and a journalist working with New Telegraph, a general interest newspaper. My experience spans a period not less than a decade across some other major newspapers in the country.
    I am particularly interested in this programme because of the role it will play in my career especially with reporting events in the country to the outside world. Nigeria has today taken a turn for the worse due to insurgency and corruption. Reporting these crises has become a bit cumbersome due to certain limitations.
    I strongly believe that learning new things and meeting with colleagues from other countries as well as sharing ideas with them would do a lot in filling some of the gaps.
    At this time that the country is at a crossroad, nothing can be farther from the truth than to report events the way they are real time.

  203. I am Journalist /Columnist living in Multan(Pakistan) working in daily Safeer-e-Punjab Multan as a Staff Reporter/Columnist since 6 years. Before working in safeer-e- Punjab I am worked in Daily Karnama and Monthly Legal Edition. i am write many articles on Social, Political Issues and current affair. i am also visit U.S.A last month for exchange visit programme. i am saw this opportunity in IFJ net bulletin. My wish that attend this knowledge full tour and gain knowledge. Meet with International Journalist and saw a beautiful country of England. i hope that management of invite me on this tour. God Bless You all Peoples..

  204. deborah olayode

    I am recommending Mr Ojeme Sunday . I have known him for quite sometime as a hardworking journalist. He needs more training to overcome his limitation.

  205. Paul Ogbuokiri

    I am recommending Mr. sunday Ojeme. He is a colleague who desires to excel if given the opportunity. We worked on the same beat in the past and was seen to have nose for good stories

  206. I believe this is one opportunity that should be given to one journalist I have had course to work with, Ojeme Sunday. He should not be allowed to miss this to enhance his career and thirst for news

  207. Mr Ojeme Sunday should be given the chance to attend. He is hardworking and experienced

  208. I believe the slot will benefit my mentor and teacher, Sunday Ojeme. He needs it to enhance his job as a media practitioner

  209. I recommend Mr Ojeme Sunday for the course

  210. Ojeme Sunday is a colleague and should be given the opportunity. He has a history of integrity and knack for the profession

  211. Modestus Anaesoronye

    I am recommending Sunday Ojeme for the course. I am a business journalist with Business Day newspapers

  212. Bayo Akomolafe

    Mr Sunday Ojeme is a colleague and deserves to get a place considering his drive and dedication to the journalism profession

  213. Andrew Okungbowa

    I am a journalist of not less than 15 years. I believe Sunday Ojeme deserves it to improve on his career and commitment to the job.

  214. My name is Wasiu, a graphic artist. I have worked with Mr Sunday Ojeme over the years and can vouch for his integrity. He deserves to be in that course

  215. I am recommending Mr Ojeme. I am a journalist on the politics beat

  216. Mr Ojeme should be given the slot. He needs some exposure to enrich him

  217. I have worked with Mr.Solomon Adebayo for about five years in Radio Nigeria before I moved to set up my media production outfit.In those years,Mr.Adebayo displayed uncanny courage to expose wrongdoing and human rights abuses by Security agencies in Nigeria.
    As investigative reporter,Mr. Adebayo produces reports that often put him and his family at risk.
    I am humbled to endorse him for the program.

  218. I strongly recommend Mr. Sunday Ojeme. He is a colleague in the industry whom I have known for over a period of five years

  219. Dominik Umosen

    Ojeme Sunday should be given the opportunity. He deserves it

  220. I am Andre Huie, a broadcast Journalist working with the radio station WINN FM 98.9 in St. Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean. I have been a journalist for the last 14 years having worked in both print and electronic media spanning my native Jamaica, St. Maarten (Dutch West Indies) and St. Kitts and Nevis. I would love the opportunity on building on that experience gaining valuable knowledge that can only lend to advancing my journalism career. Pursuing this course will help improve my education in journalism and my contribution to regional journalism and abroad.

    I believe this course will give me an opportunity to meet other journalists from the around the world to learn from their experiences while at the same time sharing my experiences of working in the Caribbean. I also believe I can learn quite a lot coming to Edinburgh on this course.

    • I am happy to endorse Andre Huie who worked on a financially-focused cross-border investigative report for us for our TV news magazine, 18 Degrees North. It involved countries like Russia, Georgia, St. Kitts & Nevis, England and the United States. Andre was tenacious in going after the story and even when we had to re-shoot certain portions, he reflected an immense amount of persistence in getting to the finish line. He has all the qualities for this program , which will help him grow from not just a formidable journalist but a formidable international journalist.

    • Broadcast Journalist Andre Huie has my endorsement for the Edinburgh course. He has been steadfast in his pursuit of stories related to his base country of St. Kitts and Nevis as well as surrounding island countries. The addition of his experience and willingness to learn will be assets to the course. He will be able to shared a Caribbean prospective that is often overlooked or under represented in courses and conferences. I am confident that Andre will return to his base after the course to apply and share his acquired knowledge.

  221. samuel Adeyinka

    I am highly delighted to recommended Mr.Solomon Adebayo who is my mentor for the program. Mr.Adebayo has been a source of inspiration to me as a young journalist and his investigative works have been a moral booster to me on how I can use journalism to change society.
    As a reporter working under him in Radio Nigeria,I have learned and acquired a lots of skills from him

  222. Juliana Francis

    I am fully in support of Mr Sunday Ojeme getting the slot. I am a Crime Reporter base in Nigeria

  223. My name is Sandra Ede a reporter with Radio Nigeria Lagos National Station.
    I am endorsing our investigative reporter.Mr.Solomon Adebayo for the program. Mr.Adebayo investigative reports on the ill of the society stand him out as a very resourceful journalist and one of the highest award wining reporters in the country,.

  224. My name is Bukola Ogunsina. I am an award winning journalist with three years and five months experience in print journalism. I am determined to make a difference in the world through my writings. I received Defence Best Reporter of the year 2012, and Tourism Best Reporter of the year. I am currently Chief Correspondent at LEADERSHIP Newspapers Group Ltd in Nigeria. I am interested in security, tourism and humanitarian affairs. I believe that attending this programme will further empower me as a journalist and improve my writing skills to address human interest issues. I will obtain valuable experience taking part in this programme and have a chance to network and meet new people in my profession as well.

    • Roberto Spiezio

      Hello,
      I met Bukola at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism Media and Cultural Studies, where we both attended a MA in International Journalism. I strongly endorse Bukola because of her human and professional qualities. Having her in the same work or academic team is an enrichment for every member. Not only is she extremely prepared professionally and acculturated, she is also one of the best people one can ever hope to work with, because of her personal qualities that make her very approachable and easy to get along with. I couldn’t recommend anyone better than her for the course, and really hope she will be chosen.

    • Sustained economic growth, a growing middle class and unprecendented peaceful elections (the result of whom most observers seemed to agree representeded the will of the people, see The Economist of last month) have made Nigeria the leading country in Africa. With this comes an increased responsibility for the local press to deliver high quality stories informing the people. Miss Ogunsina has not only lived up to this task, but also gone beyond to get her stories; her awards are a testimony to her work. During my time in the UK I got to know Miss Ogunsina as someone eager to learn, careful to jump to conlcusions yet never afraid to voice her opinion. Nigeria needs journalists like Miss Ogunsina and it is beyond doubt that she’s the right fit for this programme.

    • My name is Arnaldo Hernandez Diaz, I have a MA in Arts and International Journalism from Cardiff University.
      I know Bukola Ogunsina since 2007 when we enrolled in that year Ma in International Journalism at Cardiff University.
      Since then Miss Ogunsina has been working in her country as a journalist and she is regarded as a one of the most successful young professionals in Nigeria.
      Miss Ogunsina is a warm professional with strong character, someone whom you can trust and able to build immediate relationship effortless. She understands the new requirements and the challenges for the media worldwide. For those reasons I have no doubt in recommending Miss Ogunsina to be selected for your programme.
      Arnaldo Hernandez Diaz

    • My name is Nina Wu, a news reporter with China Central Television International Channel. I give my biggest support to my former classmate Bukola Ogunsina for applying the program. We both graduated from a MA course in international journalism of Cardiff University back in 2007. Bukola is a good team player and always has a passion for journalism. Her curiosity and professionalism for exploring truth make her an excellent journalist in Nigeria. I believe Bukola is the right person for the program.

  225. John Ofikhenua

    I believe Sunday Ojeme should get the place. He has been a colleague across some newspapers

  226. I am Tina Pelumi newscaster with Nigeria Television Authority.I am endorsing Mr. Solomon Adebayo for the program

  227. Meshack Idehen

    I give my support to Sunday Ojeme. I am a journalist with National Mirror newspaper

  228. I am recommending that Sunday Ojeme get the opportunity to enable him do the job more

  229. The course opportunity should be given to Sunday Ojeme. He has been a colleague for several years

  230. Andrii Bystrov

    Hi! My name is Andrii. I live in Kiev, Ukraine. I’m working for a national TV channel “Ukraine”. My position – news editor. For me it is very important to communicate with colleagues from the European Union for such training. This will help to understand the professional priorities, learn the style of work, to learn from it and be able to apply to their work. I believe that due to the current situation in Ukraine, the aggression and the seizure of our territory, the work of journalists is particularly important and relevant. As a journalist from Ukraine, counting on Democratic support and provide opportunities for professional development. Thanks a lot!

  231. I’m khalid Farah I’m from Sudan and I have ten year experience working as a journalist for Associated Press .
    And interesting to righting been, reports on the humanitarian crisis issue on Darfur and south Sudan crisis and many area conflicts in Africa.
    Obviously Sudan had surfed for ten year ago from many conflict. This events causes thaouthrens displaced persona and and all so declined the peaceful coexisting
    And I would like to take this opportunity foe sporting may community in Sudan.
    Don’t forget in Sudan we have very few Soudan’s journalists who want to report about the crisis in area conflict and how to make report for support rise awareness in this area effected by the war in Sudan
    All so I’m working in independent newspaper not government and that could help NGOs in Sudan and supporting humanitarian work .
    I was so interested and I think it will be a good opportunity to meet other journalists around the world and share each experiences working as journalists in their own countries.
    Khalid farh journalist from suan
    Khaloda60@hotmail.com
    http://www.assayha.net/

  232. I suggest that Ojeme Sunday be given the opportunity to attend the training

  233. I am Ms. Joke Kujenya, currently a Freelance Journalist with The Nation Newspaper. I have covered various beats in my career life and at the moment, venturing into a wider scope of Journalistic reportage for a more robust professionalism. I hereby nominate myself for this Fellowship because it would afford me the knowledge needed in today’s world of evolving media platforms to be able to survive as a Freelance Journalist. I was the Power Reporter of The Year 2013 for Nigeria based on a story I did to expose an ex-Power minister in my country. I am also very versatile and can cope in any given situation. I wish you would give me this chance to grow my new career phase. Thank you so much in anticipation.

  234. Ojeme Sunday is a colleague and should be given the opportunity for training that will improve him professionally

  235. My name is Joy Ubi,a producer of Issues of the Moment a radio current affairs producer with Radio Nigeria.
    I nominating Mr.Solomon Adebayo for the one week program. Mr.Adebayo has distinguished himself in the area of investigative journalism and I believe that he deserved the endorsement .

  236. Sadaatu Albaashi

    I am endorsing Radio Nigeria investigative reporter Mr.Solomon Adebayo for the one week program.I am blogger and most of Mr. Adebayo groundbreaking investigative reports as it exposes human rights abuses against women and children

  237. My name is Christopher Agoha an IT personnel with Radio Nigeria.I will like to endorse Mr.Solomon Adebayo for the program in Edinburgh University.I believe that with his professional experience, and excellence in investigative journalism,I believe that he is eminently qualified to attend the program

  238. Adaora Ransome-Chesa

    I am writing to recommend Mr. Solomom Adebayo to attend this program.I strongly believe that the program would be of immense benefit to him considering his record of achievement in journalism especially in the area of investigative journalism.
    As a journalist,his reports are always a must listen to.

  239. Motasem Almasri

    Note that I am currently working as output(style editor) with RT (russia today) of editorial service of broadcasting in the Arabic language…. hope to join your team.

    Former positions:
    – News producer in Roya TV- Amman…..Producing news and output and supervising the rundown of the main news broadcast
    – Assistant Manager of operations in the Alghad Alarabi TV- Cairo Office….Supervising report producing and monitoring programs content and production

    -ALGHAD Daily Newspaper- Jordan; Senior Editor…….Supervising field reporters and coordinating communications between reporters and editors.

  240. My name is Salah Zater and I was working as a reporter in Libya for
    Al-Aseema TV and Al-Nabaa news channels. I have been working in the
    profession of journalism for about four years. I specialised in
    working on stories about human rights issues and humanity, such as
    poverty, child labour, sexual abuse, rape, the drug trade and the
    spread of weapons. I also covered topics including kidnapping,
    torture, murder, corruption, illegal detention and crimes that occur
    in prisons, in addition to stories about intellectual extremism. I
    wanted to expose corruption, human rights abuses and the darker side
    of Libya and I wanted to give people who have suffered a voice.

    These stories cover contentious issues and, as I discovered, in Libya
    you pay for freedom of expression and freedom of the press because
    there are people who do not want stories involving human rights issues
    to be reported. I paid a high price – I left my job, my home and my
    family and I was forced to flee the country in fear of life.

    Most of the stories I covered are subjects prohibited and undesirable
    to talk about in Libya, and because of this, I was exposed to a lot of
    pressures and threats to me and the channels that I worked for by some
    Militias. I received many threats to kidnap, torture and even kill me,
    because I am talking about these stories, which are all realistic and
    credible. I have strong journalistic integrity and I always researched
    my stories carefully and tried to show both sides. I always tried to
    do my job as a journalist the right way and, for me, that included
    trying to go deep inside a story and bring out the human element.

    Because I worked for high-profile channels on these difficult stories,
    I became quite famous and well-recognised. People knew me as the
    journalist who would report on some of the most dangerous stories in
    Libya. Sometimes this was good and people thanked me for my work and
    other times, they would shout at me in the street and chase me.

    For example, once I was attacked by the security guards of the
    President of Libya’s former parliament – the General National
    Congress. These guards beat me, the cameraman and the driver and we
    filmed everything so we reported it and tried to take the case to
    court. Lots of people supported us at the time, but the now I think
    the court case has been forgotten. I was attacked on five separate
    occasions when doing my job and twice I had a gun put to my head. But
    I never stopped doing my work – if anything, the violence made me more
    determined than ever to continue reporting on contentious stories.

    Some international news channels such as Al-Jazeera and some Arab and
    foreign newspapers wrote about my experiences, and the attacks I
    suffered. They were particularly interested in my case because of the
    nature of the work I was doing, which often involved undercover
    reporting.

    I was also detained several times and questioned. Once I was abducted
    and attacked by a militia because they discovered that I had done some
    undercover filming which proved that they had tortured some of their
    prisoners. On this occasion, we were forced to stay in prison for six
    hours. They confiscated my phone, psychologically tortured and
    verbally abused me. I have lots of proof of these things, including
    reports and press articles.

    I always pushed hard and fought to continue to do my work as a
    journalist in Libya. The environment we were working in was very
    serious and often dangerous. The media in Libya is always at risk and
    often subjected to kidnapping, torture, and imprisonment. Many
    journalists I know have also had their family members killed and their
    homes destroyed, often by militias.

    More than seven journalists have been killed in Libya in less than a
    year and the number of assaults is more than 127 that have been
    recorded by Reporters Without Borders. In addition, there have been
    more than 27 cases of kidnapping.

    I was put under a lot of pressure to stop writing and leave journalism
    but I wold not accept this oppression and I continued to work. Under
    the recent political conflict, journalists become a target for all
    groups that do not want to talk about crimes and abuses and,
    journalists and the media have become a victim in this conflict.
    Unfortunately no law defends the rights of journalists in Libya and
    there is no respect for freedom of expression.

    Two months ago, I suffered numerous threats and these included threats
    to kill members of my family if I kept publishing stories on social
    media and writing about the war and tensions existing in Libya between
    armed forces. This included illegal groups that took control of the
    city of Tripoli and the Libyan National Army which has been fighting
    terrorist groups in Benghazi.

    I was eventually subjected to forced displacement and left Libya in
    fear of my life and the lives of my family. I have now been in Tunisia
    for more than two months under very difficult circumstances and I have
    suffered psychological problems because, for more than a month and a
    half, I could not get out of Libya. During this time, I moved from one
    place to another so I could eventually get out safely.

    After contacting some human rights organisations, which provided me
    with psychological support and encouraged me to get out of Libya, I
    came to Tunisia where I have been having treatment at a psychological
    hospital for. I spent four days in the hospital, where I was given
    medicine to help me sleep, and I still regularly see a private
    psychological doctor to help me overcome this difficult ordeal. My
    problems were made worse because, although many international
    organisations advised me to leave Libya, when I arrived in Tunisia, I
    was all alone, and this support disappeared.

    I cannot just stand by and do nothing in the face of all this
    oppression and, because it is my work, I have to expose these
    violations and crimes that threaten the lives of many citizens and the
    ethics of the profession, so I continue to write truthfully about my
    experiences. I still do not feel safe and continue to receive threats
    here in Tunisia.

    I feel as though I have lost everything – my work, my home, my family
    – but it was my job to report news in a neutral and professional way
    and that is what I did and what I will continue to do. Now, I help
    other Libyan journalists who escape from Libya and try to make our
    lives here, in exile, as bearable as possible.

    This is a brief outline of my struggle to work as a journalist in my
    own country, and what I have suffered for doing that. I will continue
    to promote freedom of expression and press and defending about human
    rights watch and I will never give up.

  241. I am abdessalam abdelaziz I a Tunisian journalist J works as journalism since 1998 I vudraia to improve my level professinnel and especially I am D a country which is during one transitonnelle time

  242. I very simply I would like to nomination Mr. Hafez Asakereh of the program. He a journalist and academic with a passion and drive for innovation and the preparation of reports and media investigations the deep especially in the area that are interested in issues of governance and the environment and human rights. Keep an ambitious person and always seeks to take advantage of any opportunity to do so I hope that you will agree it

  243. I am a journalist from Uganda who met Chandra in 2008. I am convinced that Chandra is the best person for this opportunity. He is focused, dedicated and above all has passion for what he does. Above all he is always ready to share his knowledge with others.

  244. I am a senior editor working with The Economic Times, New Delhi, India’s biggest business daily. I have over 15 years of experience as a journalist and have previously worked with The Hindustan Times, The Times of India and The Indian Express. I write on multiple subjects, including business, politics and the economy.
    As any journalist would tell you, there is no better lesson than seeing, hearing, discussing — in short, experiencing — events. I am curious about how my brethren from other parts of the world work. I would love to hear their challenges, their expectations, their ambitions. I am dying to learn about how they prepare for their stories, how they tell stories, how they cultivate sources and the tools and techniques they use at work. This, in a nutshell, is what I expect to experience at Edinburgh, should I be selected to take part in the journalism residential week.

  245. I am Syed Shahid Ali Shah, from Pakistan, associated with Educationtimes.pk as Editor Reporting. Aiming to enhance my journalism skills for my own country where professional journalists are no more secure but passion overcomes the threat of life. Meeting session with professional trainers and media representatives from various organizations will be helpful in perusing journalism according to the need of the era, as we are still working on the same old track of journalism which was in the past decades.

  246. Vishiwjeet Singh is a recommended candidat for this course as he has the required skills and the curoisity to learn new things. He is an avid reader of journalism with vast knowledge on all subjects such as geogtaphical, historical, economics, world geopolitics and deliver many lectures on these topics. He also teaches IAS aspirant at a centre funded by Govt of India. He should be given a chance to attend this course.
    Gurmukh Singh
    Professor

  247. Shiphony Pavithran Suri

    I am Shiphony Pavithran Suri, Deputy Editor of Careers360 Magazine, India’s only research driven education publication. I know Chandra Shekher professionally since 7 years. During my stint at Lok Sabha TV, I have witnessed Chandra’s sincere dedication towards documentary film making. He is a journalist with terrific research skills who performs task patiently and intelligently. Chandra has the knack of discovering and creating social issues based documentaries. He is one character who is extremely helpful, responsive and supportive.

  248. I live and work in Moscow, editor in Travel Trade Gazette Russia (the Russian version of a UK one). I have been doing travel journalism for more than 10 years, writing for different media on this subject, from 2b2 to lifestyle and discovery. I took part in international tourism related press events from time to time, and it was always exciting to learn from foreign colleagues experience. Being a Russian language journalist, I feel a bit isolated from the international journalism practice (especially given the current political situation in Russia), plus I have just recently started doing the reportages in English, which is not easy if it is not your mother tongue. So Edinburgh week would be a great opportunity for me to learn more. And one more reason: I have travelled around 50 countries and hundreds of towns, but – what a shame! – never in Edinburgh and UK.

  249. Well, I am a 39 years old young professional Journalist and Public Information Specialist who have BA Degree in Political Science and International Relations and MA in Conflict Resolution. For the last 12 years, I had been working as a Journalist, Human Rights Officer, United Nations Volunteer-Electoral and Public Information Officer in Ethiopia, Liberia, East Timor, Sudan and South Sudan under five UN Peacekeeping Operations namely, United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea-UNMEE, United Nations Mission in Liberia-UNMIL, United Nations Mission in East Timor-UNMIT, United Nations Mission in Sudan-UNMIS and the United Nations Mission in South Sudan-UNMISS. I strongly assisted the people of these countries to build their countries after years of brutal fighting and civil unrest.
    I have strong experience in post conflict and emergencies situations and contributed my own share as a journalist and United Nations Volunteer-Electoral and Public Information Specialist to strengthen foundations for freedom, justice, peace and development in the above mentioned countries after years of brutal and violent civil unrest and displacements caused by civil conflicts.
    I do have strong work experiences specially in monitoring local and international media in humanitarian response missions in many volatile and post conflict situations. As a Public Information and Communication Officer in both Sudan and South Sudan for about six years, I had been working in the area of developing communication strategies and compiling different information from media outlets locally and internationally which were related to the humanitarian responses in both countries.
    Currently, I am working as a Communications Officer under the office of IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority for Development) Office of Special Envoys for the peace process in South Sudan since 19 September 2014 based in Addis Ababa. Currently, I do have strong network and working relations with members of South Sudan media and civil society in a bid to disseminate messages of peace, the impact of the ongoing violent conflict on local communities and the way forward. I do have strong professional work experiences in the region as Communications Officer and Journalist for over 7 years now.
    In general, I have a strong experience in post conflict and emergencies situations with extensive professional experiences in Conflict Resolution, Humanitarian and Emergency response missions and contributed my own share as a journalist and public Information Specialist for the democratization processes, stability, Resettlement and development of the above mentioned countries after years of brutal civil unrest and for the cause of global peace and stability.
    Now, in continuation of my strong desire and professional experiences in Media and Communications fields, I would like to apply for the above course in a bid to acquire more skill, sights and know-how on the media landscape.
    Sincerely yours,
    Hailemichael Gebreselasie
    Communications Officer
    IGAD- Office of Special Envoys for South Sudan

    +251924909948
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Email: haile.michael@igad.int

  250. My name is Kofi Agyepong and a Ghanaian. I am the Editor of the Publisher Newspaper in Ghana and also a correspondent for the West Africa Democracy Radio (www.wadr.org) in Dakar, Senegal. I have more than six (6) years of Journalism experience.
    As a journalist from a developing country, I believe that the journalism residential week event will be career enhancing. I will be in meeting sessions with professional trainers and media representatives from various organizations, which will broaden by horizon in perusing journalism in this ever changing world.

  251. My name is Elias Limwanya, 28 years old Zambian working as a journalist for the past 5 years now for a local commercial radio station based in Zambia’s tourist capital, Livingstone, which also home to the Mighty Victoria falls named after Scottish missionary David Livingstone, the British explorer who was the first European to explore the area.
    I take part in this competition because of the untold tourism stories about the area i stay, especially in terms of documenting tourism heritage which has left a big gap in trying to pass the information from one generation to the other.
    If more journalists must be trained to report more on the works done so far by the earlier missionaries as this will sustain the industry.
    When the area starts being visited by tourists, there are bound to be some social and cultural impacts of those tourists on the host community.

  252. Hello, dear sirs! I’m from Russia. I live in Chelyabinsk, which is one of the main industrial centres of Russia (polluted, provincial but still interesting ) but not the main centre of Journalism. Chelyabinsk press, TV and Internet media leave much to be desired and I always try to improve my journalistic experience, to learn more and more in order to give the appropriate media content to the audience.
    I work as a journalist, PR and marketing director, press-attaché at convergent media house (owner of news web-agency, quality weekly, classified). Our weekly is one of the the most famous and the most ancient regional newspaper (it’s 107 years old). I’m proud to be a journalist because it’s a profession of great opportunities. I can help people to learn the important news, to discover the world together with my mass media and me. I’m really interested in Scotland. I like it for its beautiful nature, great history, ancient architecture, national customs and traditions. I would be really happy to visit such an interesting country and to study journalism here!

  253. I am an award winning journalist from Pakistan and I frequently contribute to major newspapers such as Daily Times, The Friday Times, Dawn, The News, The Nation, South Asia Magazine and The Daily Star Lebanon and Pique magazine. Writing on various issues, including conflicts in Pakistan and Afghanistan, gender discrimination, human rights violations, climate change, economy South Asia Diaspora, contemporary politics as well as on a range of issue that intersect poverty, public policy and social practice. My personal and professional goal is to establish myself as a good investigative reporter, researcher, writer and communicator, goals that are perfectly in sync with the qualities of an ideal journalist.
    Some of my ground breaking investigation reports got universal recognition and awarded with 2014 International Green Apple Award from UK and nomination for finalist IE Business School Prize for Economic Journalism in Asia last year.
    Sample story http://www.thefridaytimes.com/tft/deserting-thar/

    • Iftikhar Chaudri

      I am endorsing and supporting the application of Haroon Janjua, he’s a keen on his works as a journalist, built his goodwill as he performed his duty in all aspects of broadcasting and documenting stories. A great comrade who deserves this opportunity. Goodluck!

      • Haroon Janjua is a shining journalist from new blood in Pakistan, I have observed his columns related to various aspects , his research on each story is tremendous. He give his 100 % to his readers the indepth forecast of current affairs. I support him and he deserve it.

        • Michael Siddique

          I have been following Mr. Haroon Janjua’s journalistic career over the past few years and I write to endorse his candidature. Mr. Januua is passionate about writing prolifically on the contemporary issues facing only Pakistan but the world at large. I have read various columns penned by him and published by the local and international papers among other reputable publications and his writings are well researched and succinctly penned. This scribe was not aware that it is Mr. Samson Sharaf, under whose watchful eye and guidance, Mr. Janjua writes but upon this revelation, I am confident that Mr. Janjua is destined to go places. I congratulate Mr. Janjua for having done so well in his chosen field and wish him success.

      • I am writing this email to endorse the application of Haroon Janjua. I found Mr. Haroon hardworking and dedicated to journalism. I hope this exposure will help him to enhance his understanding on journalism and reporting in the future.

        Best
        Bhadra Sharma
        Nepal

      • Hi,
        I am a journalist based in Islamabad and I am following work of Haroon Mustafa Janjua for quite a long time and I endorsed him.

    • B.K.Zahrah Nasir

      I have been following the career of Haroon Janjua with great interest: He has the makings of an excellent investigative journalist but needs more exposure, training wise, than is currently avaliable in Pakistan. A stint at Napier would hone is already admirable expertise and dedication.
      B.K. Zahrah Nasir: Author/Journalist.

    • I have known Haroon for last few years and have seen him evolve as a mature, responsible journalist who writes with passion about subjects that are relevant to the world we live in. From environmental issues to women’s rights, he is vocal and writes convincingly. He has previously earned awards for his journalistic endeavors. I strongly endorse him for this course. I am sure this opportunity will go a long way in taking Haron to the next level of his bright career in jouralism and knowing him, he will generously share his learning through his writings. I wish him all the best.

    • Samson Simon Sharaf

      I am a columnist for Nation Pakistan and have seen Haroon grow under my guidance. I very strongly endorse him.

    • Hi there,

      My name is Vishal Manve, a multimedia journalist from India. I have interacted with Haroon about his reportages and he has a great deal of knowledge about local and global politics. Plus, he believes in using newer means of technology to improve his story telling methodology. A brilliant candidate, Haroon mixes together perspective and hard-hitting facts, which is commendable. Goodluck Haroon. Your commitment to solution-oriented journalism is amazing.

    • I am Stella Paul, a journalist covering South Asia for IPS news and I am here to endorse the application of Haroon Janjua. I have known Haroon for a couple of years now and have been following his stories from across Pakistan. There are two facts that, in my opinion makes Haroon a great candidate: first, his coverage of emerging environmental issues that affect the region’s development and second, the way Haroon has been personally reaching out and bridging the gap between journalists of India and Pakistan – countries that are otherwise always at loggerheads. I think this not just reflects his journalistic skills but also his leadership potential.

    • I know of Haroon Janjua’s work as an environmental journalist. It is good, and I’m happy to endorse his candidature

    • I am a free lance opinion columnist and blogger from Pakistan. I’ve written for The News, Dawn, South Asia Magazine and The Frontier Post. I have followed Haroon Janjua’s writings for sometime now. He is a talented journalist with an eye for stories that need to be told. I strongly endorse him for this course.

    • Haroon Janjua is a well-known and respected journalist in Pakistan. I have little doubt that he would be a suitable candidate.

    • This is Naimat Khan, Chief Reporter at The frontier Post Karachi. I endorse Janjua just because I have not to plead his case. His work speaks that he deserves to be selected.

    • My name is Ali M Latifi. I am The Los Angeles Times journalist in Kabul, Afghanistan. I strongly endorse Haroon Mustafa Janjua from Pakistan, he has contributed to several leading publications in the nation, including The Friday Times. Beyond, Pakistan, Janjua has also written for The Daily Star in Lebanon. I strongly assure that he is the committed anf awardnwinning journalist and will add his expertise in the sensational media of his country.

    • Sadia Widad Usmani

      Hi All,
      I’m Sadia Widad, a freelance journalist working for several national and international media organizations including BBC World Service, Associated Press and Capital Tv for last eight years based in Islamabad, Pakistan. This is to recommend Mr. HAROON JANJUA for this course. As he is a competent and skillful journalist who keeps a cool head under pressure, he is a great colleague to work with. As a well-traveled media person, he has a vast experience in dealing with difficult situations. He is an asset to a team as he is full of innovative ideas, open to criticism and is keen to try out new ways to keep things going.
      I have been working with Janjua for around seven years. He deserves to be given this opportunity, as he is a good learner and is always exploring innovative ways to present better programs.

      Best
      Sadia Widad
      susadiawidad@gmail.com
      00923348889706

    • Wajahat Masood

      I am Wajahat Masood a renowned Pakistani columnist and a senior political analyst worked with BBC and Daily Jang Pakistan. I also served in Democratic Commission for Human Development for 11 years. I know Haroon Mustafa Janjua who is skilled with journalist trajectory a great deal. He has always demonstrated to be a most agile, curious and diligent person when it comes to the quality of his journalistic work. He has studied each one of the different themes of print journalism and applied in depth making most critical to look into the depth of the issue. He has been reporting on the various social issues, climate change and conflicts in Afghanistan and Pakistan and a winner of prestigious international awards in the recent years. I highly endorse him for this course and assure that he will be able to make the most out of this opportunity and transform it in the best ways for the future of journalism in Pakistan.

    • With a decade long professional experience in reporting for the print and electronic media, I have covered a diverse range of ground breaking stories primarily on sex trade industry in Pakistan. Currently I am working with The Express Tribune, partner of International Herald Tribune, as a health correspondent in Pakistan. Besides health, I also cover women, youth and other social issues for the tribune. I know Haroon Mustafa Janjua, from last few years he is skilled journalist always striving to cover depth stories on climate change, human rights, conflicts and militancy and economy. Awarded with the prestigious awards he has been equally admired among national and international journalists. I am endorsing him to attend a residential week of the the MA course in International Journalism as he is a suitable person to attend this training session.

    • I have been in the media since last 35 years with an experience of print, electronic and web media. I also write and train media on climate change, gender and labour issues, as well as media ethics. I have met Haroon Mustafa Janjua personally several times in the media training events. He is young, vibrant and dedicated fellow to his profession. I am inspired from his in-depth features and reports on climate change and environmental issues. I strongly endorse him to be part of this course to deliver more efficiently through fair reporting in years to come.

    • I have read Haroon’s articles in various Pakistani newspaper websites and I find a lot of promise in him, especially because of his focus on many burning issues related to environment and climate. I do not know another young journalist who has had such a sustained focus in highlighting the grave risks which climate change presents to the bulk of our humanity. His pieces on changes in weather patterns and their economic impact have highlighted the need to take certain actions and prevent especially those sections of the society, who are losing the most, and the ones whose existence is most vulnerable to these devastating changes. His well-researched articles are quite impressive, given the purpose they seek to serve, to advocate policy change.

    • My name is Kashif Chaudhry. I am a physician and a writer. I have written extensively and have been published in various American newspapers and foreign publications (including NY Times, CNN). I blog at the Huffington Post regularly. I have followed Haroon’s work closely for some time and I believe he is smart, dedicated and has exceptional skills in journalism. I want to take the time to endorse his application. Thank you.

  254. Bonjour,
    Je vous recommande vivement la candidature de M.Niang Momar

  255. I’m an Indian healthcare Journalist based at Bangalore. Healthcare is my forte. I bring to fore issues related to healthcare workers, financing, policy and business of healthcare delivery in India through my writings in financialexpress.com/healthcare/. With a Masters degree in LifeScience & Post-Grad journalism I have been reporting for the past 7 years and feel the need to expand the scope of my work; move into new areas of Journalism. As a working mother, I do not come across many opportunities to learn. MA course in International Journalism for Media Professionals offers a unique chance to experience a multidisciplinary learning environment and connect with fellow professionals. I would also like to be gather new journalistic skills and have a chance to be exposed to a wide range of platforms, including television, radio & social media. Your course is highly recommended and I’m looking forward to be a part of it.

    • I’d like to endorse Micky Neelam Kachhap, who has researched and written some excellent features for The BMJ, aimed at our growing readership of doctors in South Asia. Her work is of a consistently high standard.

    • I would like to endorse Mickey Neelam Kachchap for this fellowship. She is very hard working journalist with new ideas. she never says no for any assignment. I wish her best of luck for this course.

    • Neelam is an extremely diligent and research driven journalist. She knows her subject and is passionate about her work. Her contribution as a healthcare reporter has been tremendous as she does un biased reporting. Neelam’s editorial pieces need to be studied. She will make the most of this opportunity, if she is selected to go to Edinburgh Napier University. I reccommend that she is selected. I wis her success.

  256. Im Arvin Mwale from Victoria Falls town in Zimbabwe and am endorsing Elias Limwanya for the trip.

  257. sabreen yaseen itawi

    After I graduated from Birzeit University majoring in Journalism with a minor in Sociology in 2014, I have been interned in Nesa’a FM Radio Station for 2 months. After my internship, I have been hired as an Event Coordinator in Nesa’a FM Radio Station since the 1st of May 2014 until now; as an Event Coordinator, I prepare and coordinate for the morning programs, edit news, write media reports, and I take part in the field media coverage

  258. My name is Kateryna Zinovieva, I’m Ukrainian TV-journalist at one of the biggest Ukrainian channels, working on the hottest topics of my rebel country. Usually I film about social problems of Ukrainians related to war we’ve got more than a year: refugees, PoWs, life in unstable regions. Few months ago I was awarded with prize”Profession honour” for my report from Debaltsevo (Eastern Ukraine). i’m in love with my job. Nowadays Ukraine has some problems with quality of journalism, that’s why I absolutely need this course. I’d like to improve my skills to do not become a part of systeme, in which quantity of horrors in your report is more important than presentation of information quality.

  259. I have been working in Deshantar Weekly, a national newspaper of Nepal as an Executive Editor/Chief Reporter. Before that I was Executive Editor/Chief Reporter in Rajdhani a national daily newspaper. I have been reporting basically in Politics and Foreign Affairs issues. When I was in Rajdhani I had handled Foreign Affairs and Human Rights beats. In this way, I spent my 15 years in Nepalese Journalism. With my journalistic career I have completed Master Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication as well from Tribhuvan University of Nepal. After spending one and half decade realized that I have to gain some international experiences too to strengthen my profession. What I have been learning in Nepal it is limited. So that since two years I am searching opportunities to gain experience of international practice. Therefore, I hope, If I got chance to enter in Edinburgh Napier University it will infidelity fulfilled my professional desire.

  260. I have been working in Fiji’s media industry for the better part of 12 years, having started as a feature writer at a local news paper before moving on to Radio as a host/ DJ and then to television as an editor. Now I work for the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (Fiji’s National Broadcaster) as a producer for local programmes. A great deal of my time has been spent on the creative side of media (though one can argue that all of media needs to be creative), writing scripts and producing commercial work.

    I also have a passion for film making and recently I have found my way into documentary making and won a World TV award for my efforts in 2013 with an environmental doco/drama.

    The reason I should be chosen to go to Edinburgh to take part in the journalism residential week is because everything I have learned thus far has either been on the job or self taught. Something like this could do wonders for me.

  261. my name is Taimoor Shah – working for New York Times , i am based in the conflicted part of the country, in southern province of kandahar, once was the strong hold of the Taliban, and have been working for the Times for over decade, i love my job and want to enhance more experience on investigative journalism. i am endorsing my colleague Mr Haroon Janjua, who is a freelance journalist based in Islamabad, Pakistan for any possible journalism course along with me, would help enrich the noble field of journalism.

  262. I am a feature writer, photojournalist and editor working for radio Mast FM 103 and the Dawn.com as freelance contributor. I am particularly interested in investigative features and documentary of significant historic architectural and cultural heritage of my country, Pakistan.
    As documentary photographer, my work for http://www.Dawn.com and http://www.orientalarchitecture.com has resulted in bringing a large chunk of historic architecture of my country into limelight. This is in fact an effort to bring people close to their heritage.
    I want to utilize this residential week at Edinburgh Napier University for learning the techniques of Multi media journalism. Which I think, would solidify my interaction with the masses. I want to learn this capability also to help people to be able to use more affective ways of receiving and sharing information. By this way we’ll be in better position to do our best for the survival of our historic assets.

  263. I fully support Andre Huie, journalist in St Kiits and Nevis, I am a Caribbean and International Journalist,

  264. I am a journalist from Pakistan and I am writing to endorse Haroon Janjua who has been working on human rights and climate change for the last four years. Haroon is a committed individual and he will add value to any training session held in Edinburgh.

  265. I fully support Andre Hui, journalist from St Kitts and Nevis. I think he has made a valuable contribution to journalism and has continued to make a meaningful contribution to the craft

  266. I highly recommend mr. Andre Huie for this course. My name is Harvey Panka and I work for ATV in Suriname. I know Andre as someone who is highly experienced and a excellent journalist. Based on my experience with him i think he would be a good addition to the course.
    Regards

  267. Muhammad Taqi Akhunzada

    I am Muhammad Taqi Akhunzada from Pakistan associated with media since 2002 reporting and writing on various field for leading English newspapers of Pakistan .I have been fellow of International center of Journalism(ICFJ) in 2013 from Pakistan .Its great pleasure for me to endorse Mr Haroon Mustafa Hanjua works as journalist who is promising, versatile and young journalist of the time by writing and highlighting research based articles and stories in leading media outlets of Pakistan .His writings are highly considered in government institutions for making of government policy and formulation of public development strategy by policy making forums as reference.Mr Haroon commitments and motivation vis-a vis his career is very inspirational for the new and young persons in media dield.It will be great opportunity to Mr Haroon if he is given a chance to attend this course for polishing and enhancing his potential more.

  268. I am a journalist from Karachi, Pakistan, working with The Express Tribune that is published in partnership with the International New York Times. I am writing to endorse the application of Haroon Mustafa Janjua for the residential week. I know him for the last couple of years. He is hard working and dedicated journalist/ columnist based in Islamabad. This international exposure will help him excel in the challenging field of journalism. He has won a number of international awards in his career.

  269. I am Mujahid Torwali a young journalist, freelance writer and social activist from Swat Pakistan, I have been working with print media since last three years as journalist and raise the hidden issue of the community, I have been nominated for different journalism and activism awards.
    I mostly work and highlighted the issues of female education and peace in Swat valley of Pakistan, I am writing articles and news stories for most of the Pakistani newspapers on Education and Peace.
    I did my MA in International relations and history from a Pakistani University in 2012 and 2014
    I assisted Edwin Koo a Singaporean journalist for his photo book on Swat in 2013(Paradise)
    Besides reporting for newspapers on issues, currently I am doing research on language and culture of Torwali community based in Swat Kohistan and also developing a short documentary, my research books will be published in September 2015
    For more about me Google my name as Mujahid Torwali

    • Dee I DePriest

      In all the years that I have taught children, I find the most necessary assets in learning is a thirst and an eagerness. Whether out of necessity or, preferably, out of passion for knowledge, this willingness to absorb thought is the keystone to a heighten sense of awareness. This is a strong characteristic of Mujahid Torwali. My collaboration with him has been both rewarding and challenging as we brainstorm within our two cultures of his SWAT, Pakistan, and that of mine in Washington State, USA. I have found the integrity of this man’s thoughts and intentions to be of the highest caliber. His motives are centered in the heightening and empowerment of children, with special focus on the basic needs of girls, their education being at the forefront. Mujahid is a multi-talented community leader, serving as prime example to all that know him that his priorities are true and are the driving force behind the change of both attitude and that of customs in the under-developed and forgotten communities of war torn villages found in his mountainous region. His incentive to thrive and maintain a highly transparent set of standards and goals makes supporting him an easy and rewarding endeavor of mine. Not only is he a thought provoking teacher, reaching many through his excellent journalistic skills, but, he is also the most treasured sort of student one can hope to find in a classroom setting. Attentive and bright, his mind grasps notions of targeted learning, while at the same moment, he brainstorms new and creative thoughts as to how better serve all populations and creeds.

      If, in fact, you choose this man, Mujahid Torwali, I am sure, as I am a retired reading specialist, you will agree with me, he is brilliant with an astute intellect. Please, for the sake of your cause, and that of his foundation for education and empowerment of underrated females of SWAT, Pakistan, thusly, all girls of our world, invite him into your collective consciousness at the Edinburgh Journalism International body for the advancement of mankind and intelligent thought.

      Thank you for your time and sincere regard to my recommendation.

      Peace, I send to you, always peace.

      Dee I DePriest,
      12:58 AM, July 15, 2015

  270. Founder–Director of Guru Arjan Dev Institute of Development Studies, Dr Gursharan Singh Kainth is rightly acclaimed as a thinker and a scholar. He is well known for his diligence and his academic approach to work, as well as his accessibility and his unassuming demeanour.
    Am writing to endorse the application of M Neelam Kachhap-Menezes for the residential week. I know her for the last couple of years. She is hard working and dedicated journalist/ columnist based in Bangalore(India) . This international exposure will help herm excel in the challenging field of journalism.

  271. Hi! I am Dr Sanjeev Sood,Hospital and Health Systems Administrator at ILBS, NewDelhi.I have known M Neelam Kachhap ,Asst. Editor, Express Healthcare at Indian Express,as a journalist for last 5 years and have gone through her articles and interviews in Express healthcare.Her work is insightful,informative and objective.I too have contributed immensely in Express Healthcare and enjoyed interacting with her.I wish her all the best in her career pursuits and life!

  272. Iftikhar Chaudri

    I am endorsing and supporting the application of Haroon Janjua, he’s a keen on his works as a journalist, built his goodwill as he performed his duty in all aspects of broadcasting and documenting stories. A great comrade who deserves this opportunity. Goodluck!

  273. Let me endorse Mujahid Torwali’s application for a few reasons.
    1. Amidst the global and national commercialized media in Pakistan it remains a practice on the part of the media to ignore the marginalized and poor segments of society because the media doesn’t get substantial money from these areas. In Pakistan we see the media especially the electronic and a big portion of the print focused to the urban centers such as Lahore, Karachi or Islamabad. They ignore issues surrounding the peripheries and this in consequent generates resentment in these communities.
    2. The media in Pakistan needs an overall understanding of the issues pertaining to the rural swaths of the Pakistani society which is, according to rough estimate, is 70%. Thus the media carries forward the interests of the few urbanite classes as they are in their access and can quench the avarice of the media houses and owners.
    Mujahid Torwali is born,raised and based in the rural north of the war ravaged Swat Valley in Pakistan. From here he has been trying to make the local indigenous people heard by the governments and other policy makers. He has been gathering news stories, write op-eds and blogs in Urdu and in English for the various newspapers in Pakistan. Very often I have see Mujahid Torwali inviting the electronic media upon his own money to the far flung areas and villages and trying to report the problems of teh people.
    He deserves to be trained and educated further so that he may be able to work on the issues pertaining to Swat Kohistan, Chitral, Giligt Baltistan–the areas where indigenous community live for centuries but the national media in Pakistan and the government gives less attention towards them. We need people like Mujahid Torwali be torch bearer in the area concerned.

    A word about me
    I am freelance columnist contributing to almost all the English language newspapers including The News, Dawn, Daily Times, Pakistan Today, Express Tribune and the weekly The Friday Times; the online ,magazines such as Dunya Pakistan, Wiewpointonline; and the quarterly magazine ‘The Criterion’. I have been advocating the rights of the linguistic minorities and ignored segments of north Pakistan.

  274. I support Sunday Ojeme to get the training because of his commitment to the profession

  275. Mr. Sunday Ojeme is a dedicated journalist. He should be given the slot

  276. I am journalist based in Nigeria. My colleague of many years, Sunday Ojeme, is qualified and should be given the opportunity to attend the course.

  277. Haroon Janjua has been sending excellent articles to me. they are balanced and well written.

  278. My name is Marianne de Nazareth and I am an independent media professional from Bangalore, India. I write for both Print and Online media. In print media I write for one of the biggest print media houses in the country ‘The Hindu’ among other magazines like EcoEarthcare etc.

    The focus of my writing since 2008 is on the environment, issues of sustainability ( water, energy, garbage disposal, deforestation, rain water harvesting etc) species loss among a host of science and environment based issues.

    For me as a journalist hungry for new ideas and looking for methods to bring more punch into my stories, a fellowship like this is ideal to broaden my perspective on a lot of issues.

    The environment is slowly but surely becoming a major issue in my country India where we need to encourage sustainable living. We are a population of 1,267,401,849 as of July 1 2014. India’s population is equivalent to 17.5% of the total world population. So sustainable living is the key, whether it is water or energy or even garbage disposal. If we do not look for a sustainable lifestyle we are headed for disaster and that is where as a journalist the need to encourage frugality is important.
    This fellowship is a wonderful opportunity for me to visit a country I have never been to and share my experiences and learn from other journalists who have been invited.

    • Apart from being an extremely environment conscious writer who is competent in her research methodology and writing skill, Marianne is simple a great human being. Her compassion for the underprivileged and her influence as a teacher are commendable. I believe she would be a major asset for any institution that she engages with.

    • I have gained much knowledge and learned to be more socially conscious about environmental issues from the lucid and practical articles and sharings of Marianne de Nazareth in leading local and international publications and other fora. She should be encouraged as a candidate for this fellowship…

    • Romilla Karnati

      I support Marianne de Nazareth as a candidate in your Institution. I have followed Marianne’s writing for years and she writes with clarity, deftness and passion – engaging her readers with every sentence. She researchers her topics well and provides a very balanced view. Marianne has strong journalistic skills coupled with people skills. I endorse Marianne de Nazareth’s candidacy and believe she will be a strong asset to your course.

    • I feel privileged to recommend Marianne De Nazareth’s name for this fellowship as I can’t think of a better person than her for this.I have found her a journalist with a purpose who has had a very positive impact on all of us. her articles On environment and other relevant issues Of our day to day life has made us sit up and think as to how we could contribute too to make this world a better place.

    • Marianne is a popular journalist and freelance writer. Her articles on the environment and sustainable living the sustainability are both interesting and informative and give the readers a fresh perspective. I endorse her and recommend her for your fellowship programme.

    • I support the application of Marianne de Nazareth. Her passion for what she does and believes in is second to none. She also has bags of experience. Therefore, I believe she is a journalist who should be awarded this fellowship.

  279. I support the application of Marianne de Nazareth. I believe she is a journalist who should be awarded this fellowship.

  280. I am a member of the Nigerian Guild of Editors and worked with Bukola Ogunsina at LEADERSHIP newspapers Group in Abuja. In the 3 years plus at the Group, Miss Ogunsina continually pushed the limits to write outstanding stories. Her award in 2012 as the NUJ Tourism Reporter of the Year was a fitting recognition for hard work. Please do select her for this programme as I believe she’d push her boundaries even more.

    • I support the application of Marianne de Nazareth. I believe she is a journalist who should be awarded this fellowship.

  281. Snehalatha Naidu

    I support the application of Marianne de Nazareth. I believe she is a journalist who should be awarded this fellowship. Marianne is very deserving of this fellowship being a dedicated environmental journo for so many years.

  282. Ms. Kachappa is an established journalist working with one of the leading dailies of India.
    I know here to be an intelligent, dIligent, and a curious researcher. She will benefit a lot from the MA from your university.
    Thanking for taking her in your MA class.
    LOVE,
    bmhegde,

  283. Naomi da Gama-Rose

    I have known Marianne de Nazareth for around three decades now. She has always been keen on conservation and environmental issues. After graduation she put her journalistic skills to use by writing continually about important areas of concern in these two fields. She has kept herself informed and involved by attending seminars and workshops all over India and abroad. Her best contribution, perhaps, has been that of inspiring her students, many of whom have become committed environmentalists and activists.

  284. Christine Pereira

    Marianne’s articles are a pleasure to read. It’s obvious her dedication & commitment ensures each of them is well-researched with pertinent facts and opinions. They illustrate her love for the environment, the need for us to embrace conservation, sustainability and clean living and are passionate, interesting and educative. This fellowship would be the perfect platform for her to hone her skills and flair as an environmental journalist & I recommend her application be given due consideration as she would embrace the opportunity with the same enthusiasm and passion she puts into her writing.

  285. Beloved guru to her many students throughout the years, author, noted environmental journalist, book club convener, student, wife, mother, grand mother, world traveller – and juggling all her many roles effortlessly – that’s Marianne De Nazareth. She is truly an inspiration to her fellow journalists with her unflagging energy, never say die spirit and passion for the environment. I do hope you will consider her for this fellowship

  286. Eslinda Louzado

    I support the application of Marianne de Nazareth. she deserves this fellowship as she is a dedicated journalist. we wish her all the best

  287. Christine Pereira

    I support the application of Marianne de Nazareth. I believe she is a journalist who should be awarded this fellowship because of her personal and professional love for writing about the environment. As a fellow-journalist I recommend her whole-heartedly & wish her the very best.

  288. Mario de P. Miranda

    I have known Mrs. Nazeath for quite few years. She has interest on a range of topics and is very fortright and persuave in her writing in the News Papers. She is passionate about the enviroment and the effect of climate change on our planet. I wish her success in her endevouir of joining the Edinburgh International Journalism

  289. Rose Mary Currie

    If anyone deserves this fellowship…it should be Marianne DeNazereth …..because she is most caring person with passion….for what ever task she takes up. I wish her the best.
    With great regards
    Rosemary Currie.

  290. I, Ms Mahwish Qayyum, am a full time journalist working with Express News in the capacity of a Reporter.

    I also contribute for The Express Tribune, partner of New York Times. I remained part of daily “The Statesman” as a Sub-Editor from 2006 to 2009.

    I worked with Express 24/7 (English language news channel) as a Reporter in 2011 and remained part of FM 107 from 2009-2010.

    I belong to Peshawar, district of war-prone Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). KP is a conservative area where girls are deprived of their right to education, job and others on the pretext of religious, customs. Being a part of the society, I also faced difficulties to carry on my profession but I didn’t give up and my family had to surrender before my passion.

    I should be selected for the training so that a girl from backward area could avail the opportunity to broaden her vision.

  291. I support the application of Marianne de Nazareth. I’ve had the privilege of being taught by Prof Marianne for two good years and have learnt so much from her. She deserves this fellowship not only because she is a great journalist but also because she will be able to impart more knowledge to scores of students like me through this fellowship.

  292. I support the application of Marianne de Nazareth. I believe she is a journalist who should be awarded this fellowship.

  293. I support the application of Marianne de Nazareth. She is an environmental Journalist who is passionate about nature and the environment and writes on a wide range of topics . She deserves this fellowship. I wish her all the best

  294. I wholeheartedly support Marianne de Nazareth’s candidature for this Fellowship. Her dedication and commitment to quality journalism particularly in the area of the environment and social issues is vitally important , particularly at a time when voices speaking up for people and the environment are often silenced or marginalised. She has never stopped writing, speaking up and shining light on issues that need highlighting. To have the opportunity to interact and share ideas at a forum like this can only be hugely beneficial for a committed journalist and writer like Marianne.

  295. I support the application of Marianne de Nazareth for this Fellowship. Her dedication and commitment to quality journalism, particularly in the area of the environment and social issues, shines a light on important issues of our time. She has been an active voice on Climate Change reporting and she is fully deserving of this Fellowship.

  296. Tridivesh Singh Maini

    Haroon Janjua has an indepth understanding of both the domestic politics of Pakistan, as well as International Affairs. He is a regular contributor for a number of dailies and a strong grasp of social, political and economic issues is clearly visible.

  297. I support the application for Marianne de Nazareth. She is an excellent journalist on environmental issues, climate change , Human rights and social issues. She deserves this fellowships.

  298. I am Tina Armstrong, a multimedia freelance journalist based in Lagos Nigeria. In the last six years I have reported about the maritime sector, environment and climate change, community and sustainable development. In the last two years, I have focused on reporting about community which has led to me presenting and producing a weekly programme called community diary. Community diary brings news about underreported communities and groups with the aim of bringing government attention to places, people that need development. A story I did about a community that has existed in the heart of Lagos for 100 years without any source of power supply, got the attention of an energy entrepreneur who provided solar power energy to some homes in the community.
    I believe if I am given this great opportunity to take part in the Edinburgh journalism residential programme, I will learn more that would equip me to bring hope to the weak and voiceless in our society.

    • I support Tina Armstrong. Her stories have impacted strongly on my life and research work.

      • Tina is the journalist for this programme.Her investigative stories have garnered awards and attention both internationally and locally.
        A COURAGEOUS jourmalist who reports issues that many of her colleagues will not touch.

        I believe that she would bring a rich and fruitful contribution if given this opportunity to participate in this programme.

        Bukola Adebayo
        Senior Health Correspondent
        Punch Newspaper

    • I am Racheal Ishaya, a Finance Reporter with the News Agency of Nigeria. I recommend Tina Armstrong because she is a brilliant reporter, passionate about helping people.

    • I support and recommend Tina Armstrong. Her passion for reporting unique stories happening in our communities in Nigeria has been very inspiring.

    • I am allyn gaestel a freelance journalist in lagos, worked for Al Jazeera, Washington post, NY times etc. (allyngaestel.com) Tina does important work in Nigeria on topics widely overlooked. She is a humanistic and driven journalist and with support will go far.

    • I am a freelance journalist as well as a Communications Specialist in Lagos. I write to support the nomination of Tina Armstrong. Her commitment to journalism is incredible and she’s being an impactful journalist in her short career, reporting on issues of environment and neglected communities, which attracts needed attention via her reports. Tina is best placed for this programme as it will certainly go a long way in further developing her career and network as a multimedia journalist. I strongly support her nomination for this programme for her awesome impactful and developmental journalism.

    • My name is Simegnish Y. Mengesha (Lily). I am currently a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Washington DC. Before i moved to DC, i worked as a journalist for 10 years in Ethiopia. I also lived in Tanzania for a year working for a news paper and reporting on environment issues. I know Tina during that time when we went on a road trip from Kenya, Nairobi to South Africa Durban ahead of the COP16 climate change conference. Tina was an amazing team mate, full of energy who can look beyond the surface and thrive to dig for the truth. I admired her passion and dedication for each articles she produced. I was also inspired by her strong and brave character that helped her dare anything that would seem impossible. Her fun and easy character also helped her communicate with grassroots communities in each country we passed through. I endorse Tina to be a great candidate for this as i believe she has a great capacity to do more in her journalism career.

    • my name is Richard Ekpo Oluwaseun a renowned on-air-personnel ,newscaster, editor,producer, VJ, voice over artist, model and actor….presently workingh with inspiration 92.3fm in lagos and 100.5fm in ibadan..with a great and high taste for journalism as a whole ..being in the industry for 15 years now and so far Tina Armstrong has been someone who has a mighty great zeal for a lady in the media industry…hardworking , industrious, independent, always fighting to fish out a new story and get to the end of it and produce a result at the end..i have never seen her type of energy and passion for journalism. she would even go the extra mile to get her personal sophisticated equipments just to make sure it turns out well…I strongly support and endorse her nomination for this programme for her awesome impactful and developmental journalism. you wont regret it

    • I endorse Tina Armstrong. I have worked with thousands of environment journalists around the world and Tina is right up there among the best of them. She impressed me five years ago when I first met her and she has continued to impress me since then. Her journalism has changed policy, improved lives and empowered marginalised people. You won’t find a more committed candidate.

    • I am an environmental consultant currently working in the area of conservation (REDD+) and Climate Change. Tina’s work speaks volumes and thereby gets my support. The world needs more people of like passion to spread the word about the environment.

  299. Bonjour,
    je soutiens la candidature de Momar Niang
    Merci.

    • Please permit me to put my support for Tina Armstrong. This versatile young lady has brought so many interesting angles into news reporting. A wonderful satrician with beautiful mastery of prose writing that brings life into areas which many tend to describe as non event. Her special column on Monday is a must read for any serious minded business executive.

  300. I am writing here to support Marianne Furtado Nazareth’s application. I always look forward to reading Marianne’s many articles. She brings a fresh set of eyes into whatever subject she is writing about. Her passion for journalism is very evident. She has encouraged and inspired many of her students to reach their respective journalistic dreams and goals. She will be an asset to your program and university.

  301. Farhan Wilayat

    I am Farhan Wilayat Butt from Lahore (Pakistan) and I am running an NGO (Pakistan Peacekeeping Mission). I am a regular reader of Daily Dawn Newspaper (Pakistan) and I want to recommend one of my most favourite journalists/ writers, Mr. Haroon Janjua from Rawalpindi (Pakistan) for this competition.

  302. Greetings.

    My name is Mobeen Ahmed Chughtai. I started off working as a street level journalist which evolved into me heading business reporting, from Punjab, Pakistan for the most prestigious and distinct, till that time, journalistic brand in the country, i.e. Dawn News Television. I served there for 2 years in the mentioned capacity (2008-2010). I have worked extensively as a disaster/terrorism coverage agent deputed, preferentially, by the various journalistic outlets that I have worked for over the years. My Social Sciences Analysis acumen and credentials are backed by the integrity and quality of education from the finest educational institute in Pakistan i.e. The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) [please refer to current Government of Pakistan Higher Education Commission University rankings in Pakistan over the last 5 years if you are unfamiliar with LUMS]. I have the distinct honor of, today, Heading New Grants and Business Development on behalf of the same university (as quality and unbiased English Television Journalism has disappeared from my country – why do journalism if you know you can’t do it honestly at a State run channel?).
    In my personal and professional capacity, I would like to bear witness to the body of work conducted by a one, Mr. Haroon Janjua, who is an applicant upon your kind offer for competition.
    Mr. Janjua has been writing for several years and has been regularly invited to publish by some of the high publishers of the country.
    Within the ambit of the English Language Newspaper circulation, his voice is a significant one and does merit, at the very least, your kind attention and consideration. I am confident that his inclusion will add tremendous value to the intellectual exchange your competition hopes to foster.
    I wish him good luck for his future endeavors.
    Thank you,
    Best Regards,
    Mobeen Ahmed Chughtai.
    On behalf of Mr. Haroon Janjua,
    July 14th, 2015.
    Lahore, Pakistan.

  303. Bakhtyar Zadran

    I Bakhtyar Zadran based in Kabul, Afghanistan write to endorse the application of Haroon Mustafa Janjua from Pakistan. I am a supporting journalist and contributing different journalists such as Azmat Khan, the Buzzfeed investigative journalist or Jamie Doran, the producer with BBC Panorama. As I follow the writings of Haroon Mustafa Janjua, he is one of the best journalists of Pakistan always writing best articles about Afghanistan and Pakistan. I also endorse his works on conflicts in Afghanistan, Pakistan and climate and human rights issues. I can assure, the experiences he will get from that program will be the benefit for future Pakistan and Afghanistan media environment.

  304. Brinda Nambiar

    I support the application for Marianne de Nazareth. She is a brilliant journalist. I love reading her articles which she covers with do much passion regardless of what the topic is. She is well deserving of this fellowship.

  305. I am writing to endorse Chandra Shekher.

    I have known him for over eight years. Chandra is a brilliant analyst of issues he deals with and programs on. He is focused and does not settle with superficial facts. He strives to look beyond the picture. For the last eight years, I have always admired his unique perspective about various issues. Honestly, I have tried to emulate him. I think it is his talent to break down difficult and complex situations into very, very simple solutions. He is always positive and spreads positivism among his colleagues and friends. He is always ready to learn and help others learn. He is very hard working. He does not settle for short-cuts. Over the last couple of years, Chandra has attended a number of training programmes and has made sure that his colleagues and friends benefit from the knowledge he gained at such places. He has been an inspiration.

    I strongly recommend him.

    Soma Basu,
    Freelance Journalist writing on environment and development issues,
    New Delhi,
    India

  306. I support the wholeheartedly support the application of Marianne de Nazareth. I believe she is a journalist who should be awarded this fellowship. Over the years she has educated her readers on various environmental issues, feel good stories and extremely interesting easy reads on Bangalore and other parts of the world. I do hope she is awarded this fellowship.

  307. I am endorsing Mr. Solomon Adebayo to attend the residential week of the MA course in International Journalism for Media Professionals. Mr. Adebayo`s work as investigative reporter has helped to save a lot of vulnerable people in Nigeria and also exposed corruption in governance.;

  308. I support the application of Marianne de Nazareth, whom I know in person for more than 5 years. I was a faculty member of the post-graduate section of the same educational institution where she teaches. Being familiar with her published work and journalistic abilities as well as her concern for environmental issues, I have no hesitation in recommending her for this course.

  309. Julieanne Prabhakar

    I support the application of Marianne de Nazareth. I believe she is a journalist who should be awarded this fellowship.

  310. This is to recommend Chandra Shekher for the programme. I am Suman Ghosh, graphic journalist; Hindustan Times, India and I have known Chandra since 2009.

    Chandra is the most dedicated and hardworking media professional I have ever met. He knows his subject. He is sharp and focused. He has an insatiable urge to learn new things and implement them in his work. Not only does he bring fresh ideas into his work, he also helps his friends to grow in their profession. Chandra always tried to explored the unexplored and show the unseen. He has the ability to turn even boring topics interesting with deep research. Chandra is also very disciplined when it comes to work and he never fails to meet deadlines. It is amazing how he keeps his calm even when the newsroom is boiling. We call him the problem-solver!

    I would be very happy if he is selected.

  311. NOOR AHMED JANJHI

    Prof Noor Ahmed Janjhi presently engaged as Resident Director Pakistan Academy of Letters a literature and heritage preservation institution I have been working in the fields of linguistics hißtory development cultural anthropology and journalism. Mr Jauhar Mustafa Janjhi is known to me since last five years. He posts very nice write ups and features in newspapers and periodicles.His approach and thorough research make his articles and feature very worth to be read. Those write ups reflect not only a good information on the topic but also creates a competitive environment among media people. Mr Janjua is really a journalist of international repute. His skills and expertise can be more refined through extensive training and education in the field of modern journalism as he has a good potential for learning new things .

  312. I support Tina Armstrong. She is a vibrant journalist who has delved deep into climate change reporting. I think she will be a great resource for her community of she has this chance to study at such a prestigious institution. All the best Tina. Audrey.

  313. I am writing to support Chandra Shekher. I am an award winning Journalist, Playwright & Media Trainer based in South Africa. I am director of a media company called VIA (Vision In Africa). I was lead trainer for a Thomson Foundation documentary course at Cardiff University. Chandra was one of the participants. He was by far one of the the most dynamic, talented and passionate of the group I trained. I have since followed his work and have spent time with him in India and South Africa. Chandra is one of the finest examples of a warm, intelligent human being who understands deeply the power of the media to bring about positive social change. He is and always will be a tremendous asset to any undertaking or programme in which he participates.

  314. LYNETTE UPCHURCH

    Marianne is a true Environmentalist and a very dedicated journalist who researches every issue she writes about, be it Water Conservation around the world or the Sandhill Cranes in Nebraska, USA. Her articles besides being very interesting to read are extremely informative and this Fellowship will allow her to go even further in making an impact on all the important issues plaguing our planet……as we all know there are many. I can assure you if given the opportunity her dedication and hard work will benefit not only India but countries and issues around the world.

  315. Hi my name is Tim I Bomodi and I am supporting Tina Armstrong a free lance journalist in Nigeria.
    I’ve known Tina for 11 years and in this period she has been diligent in reporting issues relating to the maritime industry in Nigeria exploring its impact on the socio-economy and ecology of Nigeria. Recently, she has veered into community radio, highlighting everyday challenges of people ignored by the mainstream media. She is focused, creative and a self starter and has a burning passion for highlighting development related issues in the developing world. I hope she will get this chance that will equip her for future endeavors.

  316. I am Abiodun Olowu, a senior journalism lecturer at the National Broadcast Academy Lagos, Nigeria. I have known Tina Armstrong as a journalist who has passion for stories that touch-the-heart. I am a listener of her programme “Community Diary” on Radio One 103.5fm, Lagos. I also read her blog regularly. I am particularly fascinated to the searchlight she beamed on crop of people, (the egun tribe) who though are among the indigenous owners of Lagos as a cosmopolitan state but have been relegated in the scheme of socio-economic development by members of the other tribes that call the shots in the social and political affairs of Lagos state. Her programme has suddenly shed light and brought the attention of the state government to the living conditions of this marginalised people. On this basis of this commendable effort, I proudly vote for her.

  317. PROF NOOR AHMED JANJHI

    Prof Ahmed Janjhi presently engaged as Resident Director Pakistan Academy of Letters a literature and heritage preservation institution I have been working in the fields of linguistics hißtory development cultural anthropology and journalism. Mr Harpoon Mustafa Janjua known to me since last five years. He posts very nice write ups and features in newspapers and periodicles.His approach and thorough research make his articles and feature very worth to be read. Those write ups reflect not only a good information on the topic but also creates a competitive environment among media people. Mr Janjua is really a journalist of international repute. His skills and expertise can be more refined through extensive training and education in the field of modern journalism as he has a good potential for learning new things

  318. I nominate Tina Armstrong. She is a vibrant and distinguished Journalist who anchor Community Dairy program on radio Nigeria.

  319. I am Staff Reporter and attached with one of largest media group of Pakistan( Jang Media Group). I cover National and International Issues and investigative stories as well. i know Mr. Haroon Janjua as a bright student of Journalism. I recommend him for this program. He has good potential for learning new things, Wish him best of luck for his good future

  320. I am writing to support Tina Armstrong, she is a well trained journalist and a profesional Public Relations expert. no doubt about it that her programme, community diary has opened peoples eyes on the need for more attention to paid to some areas of our community .I belive that her enlightenment programme will be improved upon if she upgrade herself more.

  321. I am Gulalai Ismail working on human rights in Pakistan. I am endorsing and supporting the application of award winning journalist Haroon Mustafa Janjua, He is engaged in print media writing on major Pakistan and Lebanon English daily and weekly newspapers on the range of topics such as conflicts in Afghanistan and Pakistan, human rights, climate change and economy. He is a keen on his works as a journalist, built his goodwill as he performed his duty in all aspects of reporting and documenting stories. A enthusiastic journalist who deserves this opportunity.

  322. Averil Coutinho

    I support the application from Marianne Furtado De Nazareth who, as a journalist, is passionate about sustainable ways of living in one of the most populous countries in the world and where the concept is slowly gaining recognition. However, much needs to be done to reach out and educate the masses that the signs, symbols and stories of prosperity can also be measured in terms of minimising waste and improving the environment. Edinburg Napier University’s offer would help Marianne find new ways of raising awareness of the barriers and enhancing the impact of stories both in India and abroad.

  323. I’m a Human Rights Activist based in Iraq and working mostly on the minorities issues and their suffering. I nominate Haroon Janjua cause I see that he has great views in his well written articles and caring about his people and their sufferings. So this program will certainly be great for him to learn more and be able to get more experience Especially by dealing with students from all over the world and sharing their views.

  324. My name is Jonathan Aina a producer with Metro FM Lagos Nigeria,I am endorsing Mr.Solomon Adebayo for the program because of his contribution in pioneering and institutionalizing Radio investigative journalism in Nigeria.I believe that the program will be of immense benefit to him.
    Thanks

  325. I am Joy Ezifila a sport reporter with Kapital FM Abuja,I am recommending Mr.Solomon Adebayo for the program.I have known him as an astute award wining journalist for the past five years and his reports have been a source of inspiration and pride to us

  326. I am Qasim Kehar, presenting Hot FM radio network as program manager/program presenter since last 10 years and also worked as freelancer special reporter with KTN news TV Sindh for 4 years. I write to endorse the application of Haroon Mustafa Janjua from Pakistan. One of the best journalist in Pakistan always stands on the right stance, without caring for himself on sensitive issues. Among on his experiences, he already showed up all over the world in the toughest working conditions in his country. He is award winning journalist with fine expertise and grasp over key issues of conflicts in South Asian region. I guarantee, the experiences what he will get from that week long training program will be the benefit for future Pakistan media development.

  327. Zilfiqar Halepoto

    Being a columnist of some lead national newspapers I have seen that for the last couple of years unpercedented issues has turned the content and priority of media in pakistan- some issues are environmental degradation, climate change and massive displacement ddue to flooding drought, scarcity of water and disasters-
    theThese issues have taken over the desk priorities and ot is glad to see that some new names javed emergeemerged as lead voice in joirnalism with their objective analysis- Mr Janjua is among them- writing a lot on marginalized communities miseries and plight of vulnerbale and spacially excluded classes.
    I m glad to see that he has applied for this opportunity and I fully support his application I test his commitment and professional conduct

  328. I write to support Tina Armstrong. Tina is giving voice to the voiceless and the marginalized in Nigeria. When we launch our off grid Solar energy company based out of Lagos Nigeria, one of Tina’s community report caught our attention about a 100year old off grid community 5 minutes away from the commercial center of Africa largest economy, Lagos, Nigeria. Despite the community’s proximity to Wealth, influence and affluence, they had no electricity for 100 years. We were touched by Tina’s report and engaged with the community on several occassion and our organizational was able to run a successful pilot project to provide offgrid solar for some homes in the community. Tina’s Community radio program is unveiling more of such communities and rural villages and she will be a great alumnae if selected.

  329. I write in support of Haroon M. Janjua who is fine journalist wedded to the idea of journalistic professionalism and media ethics.
    His interest in researching and writing about environmental issues is something that is in short supply in Haroon’s native Pakistan. Mr. Janjua has written extensively about climate change and how it is likely to affect local communities in the country.
    Haroon is also interested in history of the subcontinent and has written about the traumatic events of partition from a human rather than academic point of view. He is also deeply interested in the history of his native town, Kahoota, which lies on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital Islamabad. This town is know for producing soldiers and as the home of the infamous nuclear facilities reportedly used for building the ‘Pakistani bomb’. Haroon has done his bit to show this town in a different light by exploring the area and sharing his adventures. Through his efforts many others have come to know about this area and there is hope that the ancients forts and buildings of this area, hitherto unknown and neglected, will now be preserved for posterity.
    I believe that amongst the marvelous entries that will be submitted for this competition, Haroon’s entry will shine through more than others simply because of his dedication, professionalism and his ability and willingness to bring to the public causes that are neither well supported nor well known yet are very important.
    I hope that the selection committee will select Mr. Janjua for this course.

    OSAMA MALIK
    Attorney at Law

  330. Laith Aljnaidi is effective communicator. He know how to both talk and listen. When he’s trying to get to the bottom of a story, he ask the right questions and then wait and listen for the answers he seek. Once he get the lowdown from his sources, then he need to craft his stories with words his viewers or readers can understand. he has a responsibility to make the story clear through their words and pictures. Laith Junaidi typically love language and use that love of the written word to make their words interesting and significant to his audience.

    I recommend him

  331. Marianne De Nazareth, besides being the most deserving candidate, will be a real asset who will do the Zuni resort proud!

  332. July 14, 2015 @ 5:42 pm  ·  Reply

    I support the application of Mr Laith Aljnaidi. I believe he is a journalist who should be awarded this fellowship.

  333. Marianne De Nazareth, besides being the most deserving candidate, will be a real asset who will do the University proud!

  334. Clarence Dass would be a great addition to this initiative. He is hard working, very creative and someone who is always looking to push the boundaries of media/communications.

  335. I am one media cycle students My name is Mustafa Zahran not begun session expected not I got my sleeve enough information initially entered the classroom figure features Jeddah start definition about himself My name is Hafiz Asakereh and the way he talks felt that there has valuable information to start in his lectures and the development of a study plan that there will be a material divided into practical and theoretical taught photography broadest forms has become the art of photography I practice learned imaginary line and the corners of the cameras we have learned lighting in all forms and types, and I am now able to portray the entire film including of lighting and sound quality and a great nook
    His personality is playful and beautiful and there are lenient in his power to control the students can use more than beautiful style of teaching and has valuable information that should be exploited.

    Mr. Hafez Asakra Recommend to a university choice in MA Course in International Journalism for Media Brovisseonals because he has ambitious ideas, that the selection of Asakra for this session could be of great benefit to media students in Palestine and I think that’s sophisticated goal very Sami, one of the goals of your program

    I support the application of Mr. hafez asakra I think it is a journalist who should be given this fellowship.

  336. I strongly support Mr. Hafez Asakra

    I write to support Mr. Hafez Asakra to attend MA Course in International Journalism for Media Professionals

      I invite you honestly and loyalty to the nomination and acceptance by Mr. Hafez Asakra of this session, I am personally one student media learned of Mr. Asakra quite a lot in the field of media and the press, and that as a matter of giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized people in the Middle East because this country is in dire need for the development of journalists, academics and media.

    I support the application of Mr. hafez asakra I think it is a journalist who should be given this fellowship. and has valuable information that should be exploited.

    Signature:
    Student in media studies
    Al-Anood Fuoad Abu Latifa

  337. 15 July 2015
    Recommendation letter (Mr. Hafez Asakra)

    I am writing to fully support my recommendation that Mr. Hafez Asakra is excellent journalist and teacher, trainer in media field.
    I had a good working experience with Mr. Asakra over year and a half, it was ended at 2014 at Palestine news network (PNN), I think he a good specialist in media (news editing and Preparation reports and investigations journalism).
    Also, I have with him an experience in media training for student groups from Palestinian media colleges, I was notice his knowledge and ability to grasp concepts of operation quickly and effectively allows him to assist others develop their skills.
    So, he worth enrollment in your session and workshop, he will conveys the experience to his students, I know Mr. Asakra would be a great addition to your work.
    If any further information is need about him, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Mohammad Massalmeh
    journalist at Al-hayat newspaper-Palestine
    Journalist.mohammad@hotmail.com

  338. I am writing to support Momar Niang.

  339. 15 July 2015
    Recommendation liter

    Support
    Mr. Hafez Asakra

    I am writing to support the candidacy of Mr. Hafiz Asakra. He is very active and innovative person. It is excellent news .anh worth deserved to be given this opportunity will also allow him the opportunity to understand the world’s media and will help him hone his skills, which will also be helpful to him and students Media Department, he is, as you know, head of the media department at the Palestine Ahliya University.

    Asaka provides assistance to others and work with team spirit an ambitious and think seriously in the world of service in order to become a better reality.

    I support the application of Mr. hafez asakra I think it is a journalist who should be given this fellowship.

    Signature:
    Hamza Gibran
    Student studying the media technology

  340. July 15
    Recommendation letter,

    I am writing to support the candidacy of my teacher Ms. Marianne D Nazareth. As my first journalism teacher in an academic setting, she was the one who gave me my first dose of the necessary fire one requires to enter into this field.
    She has demonstrated her journalistic excellence both academically and professionally, and as is the mark of a great journalist, was always a keen learner before anything. I am certain her addition to your program will benefit both her and her to-be colleagues immensely.

  341. Marianne de Nazareth has always been true ,sincere and zealous in her writings . She has a unique way of putting to paper all our thoughts. Her stories are enlightening , very informative and she has that “extra punch” which keeps you waiting for her next story.
    I sincerely support her application , knowing fully well she will not disappoint .

  342. support Mr. Hafez Asakra

    I am pleased to support Mr. Hafez Asakra because news is very good and ambitious, a teacher in the field of journalism, and very professional, I guarantee that a fast learner, and he devotes much of his time to the development of his work, and I think this residential week allow him to develop his skills.

    I support the application of Mr. hafez asakra I think it is a journalist who should be given this fellowship.

    my name Mohannad Santiago

  343. I support the application of Marianne de Nazareth she is an outstanding journalist who should be awarded this fellowship.

  344. Support Mr. Hafez Asakra

    I am writing in support of Mr. hafez asakra a journalist well-trained and expert in media training students. In addition, he is a veteran journalist, defends the rights of the masses and the rights of women, children and marginalized and vulnerable.

    I support the application of Mr. hafez asakra I think it is a journalist who should be given this fellowship.

    I find this enlightening program to Mr. hafez asakra will upgrade its information more. And it serves the press and media students.

  345. I am a journalist from Pakistan, currently associated with The News International –Pakistan’s largest-circulated English-language newspaper. I am hereby endorsing the applicaiton of my fellow journalist, Haroon Mustufa Janjua, to be selected for this residential week. I have known Janjua for the last 4 years. He’s one of the very few journalists in Pakistan who have extensively worked on environmental issues. Due to his hard work and dedication towards his work, he has been awarded the prestigious Green Apple Award in 2014. Apart from environmental issues, he has also written on gender discrimination, human rights violations, South Asia diaspora, and contemporary politics etc., which shows his versatility. I wish him the very best of luck to be selected for this opportunity as this course will polish his professional abilities further which would, in turn, be beneficial for journalistic practices in the country.

  346. I honestly endorse Miss Tina Armstrong to participate in the residential training to build her capacity as an enthusiastic investigative reporter. Tina has quickly earned the stripes in the profession by her consistent reports on climate justice for all, so she deserves to be encouraged in her desire to do more.

  347. In complete support of Marianne Furtado De Nazareth I request you to not only consider but grant her this fellowship. Not only a winner, she is a champion of sorts in every venture she takes up and oh so whole-heartedly. She is completely sincere, enthusiastic, energetic about her students, study, her nature study and her environment protection ideas!

  348. Gloria Jean Rozario

    Marianne’s commitment to the environment, flair for writing & unreserved enthusiasm for all that she undertakes is inspiring. I support her application for this fellowship completely.

  349. Marianne’s articles on environment,ecological issues are very well-written & clearly conveyed to the reader. Her views are looked forward to in various papers & magazines. I believe Marianne Furtado de Nazareth is fully deserving of winning this Fellowship.

  350. Hi, I am Omprakash Das working as Senior Anchor cum Correspondent with Doordarshan News(India’s National Broadcaster). I strongly recommend Chandra Shekhar for this program. I have worked with him during my days of Lok Sabha television during 2006-2009 and I was highly expressed with his vision of conceptualizing any subject for documentary making. You know any producer in electronic media should have strong power of imagination, which is necessary for a story teller Whether the subject is in fiction or non-fiction. Sometime story itself invite a producer but I think most of the time a producer should have capability to find the key elements. I have strong feeling and experience of all these creative process with Chandra Shekhar. Chandra Shekhar have deep interest in books and loaded with a deep knowledge of History in India’s perspective, his connection with many journalist across the globe, it make him a person with global perspective. Again, I want to emphasis that Chandra Shekhar is potential candidate for this program. Wish him Best of luck.

  351. Marianne is a wonderful writer and an astute journalist. I believe she should be awarded the fellowship and she will do complete justice to it.

  352. I truly admire Marianne de Nazareth for her wonderful articles on environmental issues. All her work is thoroughly researched and her commitment to betterment is transparently displayed.
    Her dedication is well deserving of winning this Fellowship.
    Good luck Marianne!

  353. I would like to nominate Haroon Mustafa Janjua for admission. He has been writing articles in Pakistani newspapers since many years. His articles have always been enlightened and well-researched. His political standpoint has always been progressive, secular and democratic.
    Ishtiaq Ahmed, Professor Emeritus, Stockholm University and Visiting Professor Lahore University of Management Sciences.

  354. Jacqueline Frank

    I heartily recommend Tina Armstrong. I was Regional Director for the UNDP AAP project, which focused on training journalists in 20 African countries to cover climate change. Tina was one of our outstanding trainees, she then won a competition we ran to embed young African journalists on the caravan of environmental youth campaigners, heading to the UN Climate conference in Durban, South Africa. I have been watching Tina’s progress over the past few years, and know she will make excellent use of any opportunities she is given. I think she is an outstanding young woman

  355. Bala Muhammad Makosa

    My names are Bala Muhammad Makosa, a Nigerian journalist, with over 13 years experience. Oh colleagues, endorse me execcesively, and make charity votes. Choose me among others. Vote me, vote me, vote me….
    thank abundantly for for charity votes accorded to me

  356. This is Kashif Saeed working as Senior Producer in BOL NEWS holding over 10 years Experience in production and programming. I produced numerous TV Shows from initial concept, through development to Final production. I am also equally comfortable with live, studio and location shoots. Manage teams, production crews and celebrities. Good technical knowledge and editing skill helps me for accomplishment of quality software.

  357. Ermelinda Dias

    I am Ermelinda Dias, an Indian journalist with over 15 years multi-media experience in public interest broadcasting and print media. Since July 2013, I work as Foreign Correspondent of All India Radio and Indian National Television (Doordarshan News) based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I cover the story of 160 million Bangladeshis who have scripted inspiring socio-economic development despite odds like recurrent political violence, religious fundamentalism, lingering war crimes investigations and vulnerability to natural and man-made disasters.
    In India, I have worked as Director, Doordarshan News, New Delhi, News Editor, Doordarshan News, Mumbai, and as Special Correspondent in Northeastern India based in Kohima and Guwahati . I am inclined towards socio-political issues like gender discrimination, environment-development interface, human rights violation, accountability and good governance. Specially interested in environment, I have worked on “Ecological Sanitation: Paradigm Change in Sanitation” as Fulbright Indo-American Environment Leadership Programme Fellow at Emory University, US in 2007. I have a MBA in Public Service from Birmingham University, U.K.
    With a sound knowledge base in history, economics, politics and environment, I see myself as an emerging LEADER FOR CHANGE towards inclusive & sustainble development, women empowerment, greater accountability and social evolution in a 1.2 billion nation. I have varied experiences to share, compelling need to interact with fellow journalists and experts in an cross-cultural milieu. Above all I need AFFIRMATION that CHANGE will come, but the price is innovative thinking, hard work, technology-harvesting and a firm belief in the inherent goodness and resilience of humanity.

  358. A resident of Nepal, I have been working for Republica (Kathmandu-based national daily) for more than a year. Earlier I worked for Kathmandu-based News24 Television for more than year and also worked for TTV (Terai Television) for more than two years. Since I have completed my masters in Mass Communication and Journalism (thesis still to be submitted due to earthquake) I think could get good experience with the opportunity. I have also attended a training conducted by Thomson Foundation UK in Kathmandu regarding campaign and investigative journalism. As you all are aware that Nepal was hard-hit by devastating earthquake, Kathmandu was also lost so many lives and the aftershocks are still being felt. So I think my experience, qualification and present condition of Nepal are the main reason that make me most deserving candidate

  359. I am writing to endorse the candidature of Haroon Mustafa Janjua from Pakistan. He is a very active and innovative person. He is a very good journalist . His studies and articles are noted contributions.
    He deserves to be given this opportunity as it will be give him an understanding of global media and will help him hone his skills further which will be beneficial for his research work.

  360. I am Salahuddin Mohammed, working as Reporter for Arthosuchak, an online economic news portal. I am writing in support of the candidature of Ermelinda Dias. She is a very good journalist and writes well-researched articles. She has strong ethical and humanitarian values. Her communication skills and writing abilities are excellent. She has good knowledge of India and Bangladesh. I responsibly endorse her candidature as she has great potential as a leader for change.

  361. Marionne truly deserves this fellowship. She is dedicated to her profession, encourages young people to follow her example by her sheer energy and application to the job at hand. I endorse her application whole heartedly.

  362. I am Salah uddin Mahmud, working as Reporter for Arthosuchak, an online economic news portal. I am writing in support of the candidature of Ermelinda Dias. She is a very good journalist and writes well-researched articles. She has strong ethical and humanitarian values. Her communication skills and writing abilities are excellent. She has good knowledge of India and Bangladesh. I responsibly endorse her candidature as she has great potential as a leader for change.

  363. I am Ermelinda Dias, an Indian journalist with over 15 years multi-media experience in public interest broadcasting and print media. Since July 2013, I work as Foreign Correspondent of All India Radio and Indian National Television (Doordarshan News) based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I cover the story of 160 million Bangladeshis who have scripted inspiring socio-economic development despite odds like recurrent political violence, religious fundamentalism, lingering war crimes investigations and vulnerability to natural and man-made disasters.
    In India, I have worked as Director, Doordarshan News, New Delhi, News Editor, Doordarshan News, Mumbai, and as Special Correspondent in Northeastern India based in Kohima and Guwahati . I am inclined towards socio-political issues like gender discrimination, environment-development interface, human rights violation, accountability and good governance. Specially interested in environment, I have worked on ‘ Global Safe Water’ as Fulbright Indo-American Environment Leadership Programme Fellow at Emory University, US in 2007. I have a MBA in Public Service from Birmingham University, U.K.
    With a sound knowledge base in history, economics, politics and environment, I see myself as an emerging LEADER FOR CHANGE towards inclusive & sustainble development, women empowerment, greater accountability and social evolution in a nation of 1.2 billion. I have varied experiences to share, compelling need to interact with fellow journalists and experts in an cross-cultural milieu. Above all I need AFFIRMATION that CHANGE will come , but the price is innovative thinking, hard work, technology-harvesting and a firm belief in the inherent goodness and resilience of humanity.

  364. Esraa Mohammed Ali

    I’m Esraa mohamed. an editor in Al Masry Al Yom Egyptian newspaper. Based on my experience, I recommend Rana for this residential week because she is so punctual, can work under pressure and have a team work spirit. She is a good learner. I worked with her before when she was a trainee and she impressed me with her punctuality and she was always demanding to learn more about every and anything about journalism

  365. I am BDM Ambedkar working as News Director at the Regional News Unit of India’s Public Service Broadcaster, Doordarshan News, in Hyderabad, South India. I wholeheartedly and responsibly endorse the candidature of Ms. Ermelinda Dias for the Residential one-week International Journalism Workshop in Napier University. Ms. Ermelinda Dias has a flair for writing with good communication skills, strong analytical abilities, and strong ethical and humanitarian values. She is a good leader who leads by example, and practices what she believes in. Always pitching for a change to better the working atmosphere with the aim of obtaining more satisfactory results for the community and the organisation.

  366. I am an online media professional who blogs on developmental issues. I have written for the health section of Mail Today, film reviews and other pieces for the children’s edition of an Indian National Daily, The Hindu. I have blogged on sexual health, youth issues and climate change for LoveMatters.in , Advocates for Youth and Adopt a Negotiator.
    At present I support youth initiatives with my social media skills and write for D+C, an online publication. I would really like to attend the residential week as it would give me an opportunity to learn more from other more experienced professionals, develop my skills and explore a country that I have never visited.

    Thanking you,

    Kind regards,
    Roli Mahajan

  367. I support the candidature of Marianne de Nazareth. Her passion for environmental protection and ecological sustainability are beautifully channeled through her writing.
    She is not just passionate, intelligent and talented but a caring and thoughtful person as well.

  368. Gabriel Faniyan

    My name is Gabriel Faniyan, author of an environmental fiction. I support Gina London

  369. Olanrewaju suraju

    I am supporting Tina Armstrong. I have worked as human rights activist and social crusader for over 15 years. I have worked with Tina on climate change issues, human rights, community development and good governance.

  370. Hi, my name is Omair Alavi and I have been a print and broadcast journalist for 18 years, was associated with Geo News for 8 years. This is to endorse my friend Haroon Mustafa Janjua for this course. He is an award-winning journalist in Pakistan and has been quite active for the last few years. He mostly writes on climate and social issues and I am sure that given the chance, he would be able to improve his skills further.

  371. Mika Kuanysheva

    I would like to sugget Aizhan Rymbayeva’s candidate for that opportunity!! We first met at school where I found out that she is good in literature, especilly in expressing her thoughts and feelings about certain article or book! I was wondering about her rich vocabulary and the way she structures the sentences is great! Then we studied together in university where she started working for different magazines by writing various articles! Every time I read it I was pretty sure that she is growing up in a proffesional way! It is always interesting to read her jobs. And now she is working for one of the important mass media sphere..government media public! So I think she is perfect candidature for that position she always searching from different ways to grow up both personally and professionally)))

  372. I whole-heartedly support the application of Marianne de Nazareth. I do believe she is a journalist who is fully worthy of this fellowship.

  373. I am Shahriar Shahid working as Special Correspondent at Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha, the official news agency of Bangladesh. I am writing to endorse the candidature of Ermelinda Dias for the Residential Week in International Journalism at Napier University in Edinburgh. During her 2 years stay in Bangladesh, I have found her to be a journalist with strong ethical values, sound analytical abilities, and deep empathy for people and situations. Her stories are well researched, looking at processes at work rather than mere reporting of facts, and bring out the human element. She combines sound knowledge with strong leadership qualities. I endorse her for the programme as I believe it will broaden her mental horizon, while also enabling sharing her valuable experience with other media professionals.

  374. I endorse Marianne de Nazareth for inclusion in the fellowship MA course. Her skills – people skills, research skills and creative journalistic skills are commended. She will bring with her not only factual experience from India but as a seasoned traveller who tirelessly researches in all countries where she travels she certainly has organisational skills with time management experience wherever she goes and whatever subject she takes on board. You will have an asset on the course.

  375. I’am Kasimi Mohamed; 32 years working as teacher of sports; I LOVE THE JOURNALISTE JOB.
    je maitrise la langue Française et la langue Arabe.
    aidez moi pour etre élu :)
    MORROCCO

  376. I would like to endorse Haroon Mustafa Janjua’s entry into the win a trip to Scotland to attend a residential week of the MA course in International Journalism for Media Professionals competition.Haroon has done some amazing work in envrionmental journalsim. I know Haroon through my media co-ordinator role for the Rationalist Society of Pakistan.
    The residential week would be a fantastic opportunity for Haroon to network with international journalsits and media professionals .It will aslo be a great personal and professional development opportunity.

  377. I am a journalist turned activist. I can bring a whole new perspective of journalistic experience, as I have worked in various types of media from online to mainstream to magazine to online content . I was featured as world best blogger in 2013 by CIMA
    http://www.cima.ned.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/CIMA-Blogging2.pdf
    I have been associated with online content for more than a decade
    “I write not beacuse I love to write. I write because I feel excited covering the news or content”
    Shreedeep Rayamajhi
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shreedeep_Rayamajhi_(activist)

  378. I am Muhammad Asif Noor, Editor-in-Chief, The Diplomatic Insight Magazine, Pakistan’s Premier Multilingual Magazine
    Editor, Global News Pakistan, Pakistan’s First Multilingual News Agency. I would like to recommend Mr.Haroon Mustafa Janjua,s entry to attend a residential week of the MA course in International Journalism for Media Professionals competition. He is dedicated and honest to his profession. Best .

  379. It is my pleasure to endorse my colleague David Chewe Kampamba for the Edinburgh Napier residential week MA program. I am a freelance journalist currently attached to Community Focus Magazine in South Africa. I came to know David when I was covering the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Since then, we have been in constant touch. Overall, David is highly intelligent and has good analytical skills. His projects on numerous issues are unmatched. He promoted health coverage which led to improvements in health-care delivery in most parts of Africa. He mentored journalists on news and feature writing and continues to develop and collaborate on projects with journalists. If this is not David’s time, then I don’t know when.

  380. Tony Chukwunyem

    My support goes to Sunday Ojeme. He should be given the opportunity to attend the training

  381. SUBJECT: RECOMMENDATION FOR HAROON MUSTAFA JANJUA

    My name is Shahzada Irfan Ahmed and I am a mid-career journalist based in Lahore, Pakistan. Here I work as an Assistant Editor cum Senior Correspondent with The News on Sunday, the weekly section of The News (www.thenews.com.pk). Besides, I have worked as a stinger with Wall Street Journal, Channel 4 of UK, Nat Geo and PBS and served as staff reporter for six months with Houston Chronicle in their office in Houston, Texas, USA. I was in the US in 2009 as Daniel Pear Fellow.

    Today, I take this opportunity to endorse Haroon Mustafa Janjua’s candidature for inclusion in the residential week of the MA course in International Journalism for Media Professionals competition, to be held in Scotland. I am glad he is trying his luck here and believe there are several reasons that make him the most suitable candidate from Pakistan.

    As I have seen him and observed his professional work over the last couple of years, I have found him to be a young, energetic, ambitious and enthusiastic professional who is determined to excel in his life and field of work through hard work. He never looks out for shortcuts and stays focused. He is always clear-headed and determined to achieve his goals however tough an uneasy the road to success is. Besides, he believes in fair play and gives respect to fellow professional who are his direct competitors. He does journalism for a cause and his only agenda is the welfare of the masses and unfolding of the truth.

    Haroon has a special interest in human rights, labour, social sector development, environment, climate change etc and I have read several of his journalistic pieces on these issues. I can safely say that these were one of the best pieces written by any Pakistani journalist. I have no qualms saying that I was never so clear about these topics before going through his write-ups.

    Another thing that inspires me a lot is that Haroon is prolific and clear in his writings at the same time. He never runs out of ideas and presents his views in such an articulate manner that readers do not forget what he has said, for long. He has won many awards for the quality work that he has done and is highly respected by fellow journalists. But despite having many feathers in his crown and so many medals on his chest, he is humble and down-to-earth. He immediately develops trust with people who he reaches out to for his new stories, features, follow-ups and interviews.

    Haroon strongly believes in sharing and proliferation of knowledge. I am sure that if he gets a chance to avail this opportunity, he will pass on what he has learnt to his peers, colleagues, students of journalism and others.

    Therefore, I strongly recommend his candidature and hope to see him flying to Scotland for this purpose.

  382. Ojeme Sunday is my colleague and very dedicated. He deserves the slot for the training

  383. Stanley Ihedogbo

    I am recommending Sunday Ojeme for the prorgramme. It will go a long way in enhancing his career

  384. Stanley Ihedogbo

    I am recommending Sunday Ojeme for the prorgramme.

  385. The opportunity should be given to Mr Sunday Ojeme for his dedication to duty

  386. I want the training to be given to Ounday Ojeme of New Telegraph

  387. My name is Ali Abdi, CEO and Editor in Chief of Diplomat News Network and Somaliaone News Network in Somali and English language.
    This news networks which is based in Mogadishu are famous in all the continents.
    I would like to attend if I got full approval from you to be prominent in the residential week of the MA course in International Journalism for Media Professionals competition.
    Thank you
    Ali Abdi
    Mogadishu – Somalia

  388. I wish to recommend Sunday Ojeme for the training. I work with him and believe he deserves to go for the training

  389. I am Meriam Sabih, freelance journalist with Aljazeera America and contributor for leading publications in Pakistan. I know Haroon Mustafa Janjua as a young journalist always pursue his objective and accurating reporting on conflicts, human rights climate change and economy. I strongly endorse Haroon’s application for a residential week course. He has good writing and editing skills with deep vision in his articles and unusual courage to tell the truth and talk on the behalf of the poor and vulnerable.

  390. Abujah Iyema Racheal

    I’m Abujah Iyema Racheal, I report for the News Agency of Nigeria and also a freelancer. I support Tina Armstrong, a journalist who promotes climate change and environment reportage… I have Worked with her and I believe she is well deserving of the training .

  391. Maureen Olanrewaju

    Am Maureen Olanrewaju, a reporter. Am giving my support to Tina Amstrong. We’ve worked together @ NTA and I know she’s very hard working. She’s a goal getter, an achiever. She’s dedicated to her duty. She has been covering the environment beat and her stories have brought development to some of the communities that govt has shown less interest in. She deserve the training which will empower her to be more professional in her reportage.

  392. Veranika Statkevich

    All hello. My name is Veronika Statkevich, I from Belarus. I work as the journalist at television since 2010, in department of news, also I keep the “Guest of Studio” program. There is an experience on radio, in newspapers and on the sites, as the free author. I will be glad to participate in a seminar and to learn to experience of colleagues from the different countries. Thanks.

  393. Chinyere Ogbonna

    I’m a journalist with the Fedral Radio Corporation of Nigeria (Radio One 103.5 FM Ikoyi Lagos) I’m here to support an excellent journalist,Tina Armstrong. She has reported the impact of climate change extensively and deserves to be appreciated.

  394. I am freelance renown writer & photographer from Pakistan writing for Dawn media group in Pakistan which is one of the largest & credible media group in Pakistan. My photography primarily from Northern areas of Pakistan has been published in various food and travel magazines.

    I am endorsing Haroon Mustafa Janjua, as I am following his career since couple of years. He is committed and enthusiastic with his profession, always keen to cover the dynamics of quality reporting to facilitate the people associated with the reports. I strongly recommend him for the week long training course through which he will get immense knowledge and skills to apply in this poverty and militant stricken society.

  395. Nancy Katu Ogundimu

    I am writing to endorse Mr. Sani Muazu. My name is Nancy Katu-Ogundimu, a Doctoral Candidate at Ohio University, Athens USA and a former Journalist from Nigeria. I have known Sani for over 20 years. I first met him when he worked with the Nigeria Television Authority, Jos. I have worked with him on different projects but what stands him out in my opinion is his commitment to peace building and reconciliation between Muslims and Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria. In a highly tensed and very divisive environment, Sani is one of the few voices..using his profession as a journalist to promote peace. Sani deserves this award!

  396. I am a journalist in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, with more than ten years of experience in various fields; I have very good writing because most of my career I worked in the print media.Currently he is working as Assistant Operations at the Permanent Commission of Contingencies of Honduras COPECO government institution working in the prevention of natural disasters. I was very interested and I think this announcement should be chosen because I am a professional likes to broaden their knowledge and new experiences, it would be a nice opportunity to meet and exchange views with journalists from other countries. I would love to visit Scotland because they have beautiful natural landscapes and interesting history, this course would give him an extra bonus to my career as a journalist.

  397. My name is Ayodele Aliyu. I work with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, as a lecturer in Journalism Department. I have over two decades of practice as a journalist. At present, I am the Head of Academics at the training arm of FRCN, the National Broadcast Academy, formerly FRCN Training School.
    I endorse Tina Armstrong for the residential week in International Journalism for Media Professionals holding in Scotland. Tina Armstrong is a multi-media and multi-tasks journalist with focus on environment and community reporting. Her works have contributed significantly to attitudinal change to environmental issues and policy responses to community development.

  398. I am Aoun Sahi, Pakistan based journalist, media trainer and researcher. I am writing to endorse Mr Haroon Janjua. He is an accomplished journalist and a great human being. He has been working on least reported issues in Pakistan media such as labour issues, human rights and climate change. I strongly believe this opportunity would provide him a chance to learn latest techniques and trends media and also to establish strong linkages with international media professionals and student.

  399. Jennifer Uloma Igwe