Past Reporting Trips

  • Kazakhstan 2013

    Kazakhstan, the world’s largest producer of uranium, was the world’s fourth largest nuclear power when it became independent 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Years of Soviet nuclear tests near the now-shuttered Semipatlatinsk test site left a legacy of radiation-related health issues that are still unresolved. President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s government recently hosted talks on Iran’s nuclear program and has proposed its own country as a site for a global nuclear fuel bank to be operated with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

  • Zambia 2013

    The Zambia Fellows visited urban and rural sites to examine the high rates of HIV/TB co-infection, the challenges of drug delivery in rural areas, drug resistance issues, the use of bed nets and other low-cost solutions to malaria. They also investigated the use of technology in healthcare, as well as social and environmental factors – for example, gender-based violence and concurrent sexual partnerships – that exacerbate the spread of these diseases.

  • India 2013

    Nine international new media journalists reported on issues of child survival in India, including the development of vaccines, child malnutrition, tuberculosis, polio, HIV/AIDS, maternal health, access to clean water and hygiene, privatization of health care and its affect on child survival, and the impact of agricultural and rural development on child survival.

  • Kenya 2012

    In an intensive schedule that took them to three different regions of Kenya, the new media journalists talked to Kenyan parents and children, health officials, rural and urban citizens and experts on gender, religion and ethics. Kenya’s population is expected to double by 2040 and the country faces major health challenges, urban migration and environmental pressures caused by this rapidly growing population.

  • Saudi Arabia 2012

    This trip to Saudi Arabia focused on issues such as energy, religion, environment, education and women’s issues. It was a unique opportunity to better understand a key country that is the birthplace of Islam and hosts Islam’s two holiest shrines.

  • Rwanda 2011

    This trip to Rwanda focused on issues such as health, food security, the environment, education, economic development, post-conflict reconciliation and Rwanda's role in the region.

  • Indonesia 2011

    The senior U.S. editors and producers traveled to Jakarta, Yogyakarta and to the island of Borneo (Kalimantan) where they met with scores of Indonesians including President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, religious and political leaders, health officials, wildlife and environmental activists, business leaders, media editors and producers, university administrators and students, women's group leaders, law enforcement officials, economists, human rights activists and many others.

  • Liberia 2010

    This trip to Liberia focused on issues such as health, environment, economic recovery and development, women's rights, refugee resettlement and the search for political stability after 14 years of a devastating civil war that left an estimated 200,000 people dead in the country of three million. Trip participants met with a wide cross-section of Liberians to learn how this country and the region are recovering from the 1989-2003 conflict that has required the continuing presence of UN peacekeepers.

  • China 2010

    The U.S. editors and producers on the trip met with a wide range of Chinese citizens and explored issues in economics, development, health, environment, education, agriculture, media and other areas.

  • Peru 2009

    This trip focused on the political, economic, health, development and environmental issues that affect Peru, South America's third largest country in area and fourth largest in population. Trip participants met with the top leaders of the country and key opinion-makers.