- Trip: Fellows 2014
- Affiliation: Freelance
- Country: Ukraine
- Year: 2014
Amie Ferris-Rotman grew up on both sides of the Atlantic, in London and the United States, triggering a lifelong interest in exploring other cultures. She began her career in journalism in London in 2005, as a business reporter. She then joined Reuters, where she reported from Moscow for five years, and later, as their senior correspondent in Kabul. She has reported from 10 countries from over 30 datelines, producing stories on Putin’s pipeline wars, Chechnya’s rising insurgency, sectarian art in Pakistan and the struggles Afghan women faced more than a decade into America’s longest war. She has also reported for Foreign Policy magazine out of Afghanistan and Pakistan. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Russian Studies from University College London. Last year, as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, she developed “Sahar Speaks!,” a training, mentoring and publishing program for Afghan female reporters.
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