Fellows & Editors


Jessie Graham

Fellows Spring 2003
Freelance Print and Radio

Jessie Graham is a senior multimedia producer for Human Rights Watch in New York. Previously, she was a trainer of radio journalists at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting in Iraq. She has reported for National Public Radio shows including “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered” and “Day To Day.” Until September 2004, she covered security and city government for WNYC Radio in New York. Her multimedia and print pieces have appeared in Nextbook, Salon and Yoga Journal. From 1999 to 2003, Jessie was a staff reporter at the New York Post, where she wrote about crime and the law. She has a B.A. in English and African-American Studies from Wesleyan University and a master's degree in Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. 


  • Asian immigrants return to Uganda

    During his reign as dictator of Uganda in the 1970s, the late Idi Amin expelled 80,000 Asians -- the country's mercantile elite. Thirty-one years later, returned exiles and a new wave of Asian...

  • Uganda Asian documentary

    Few people mourned the death last week of the infamous Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. The former despot openly admired Adolf Hitler, fed government ministers to crocodiles, proclaimed himself King of Scotland and...

  • Organic exports

    The market for organic produce has been rising steadily in the past decade. Now, farmers in Uganda are cashing in on that demand. The success of organic farming there is due, in ...

  • Uganda documentary

    Since the beginning of Uganda's bloody conflict in 1986, rebels have terrorized people in the north of the country. The Lord's Resistance Army burns villages, massacres families . . . and kidnaps small children to fill...

  • Parents take caution as kidnapping in Uganda rise

    In northern Uganda, parents send their sons and daughters to sleep in the streets in an effort to protect them from rebel forces who invade homes to kidnap small children. Since 1986, the...

  • African Soccer Rivalry

    Just around the time that Rwanda and Uganda threatened to go to war against each other earlier this year, the two neighboring African nations had a more benign rivalry brewing. The Uganda...

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