Past Reporting Trips

  • Kenya 2009

    The U.S. editors and producers on this trip met with a wide range of Kenyan leaders in fields such as politics, business, media, medicine and health, education, environment, agriculture, arts and culture and other areas.

  • Turkey 2008

    The Fall 2008 IRP editors traveled to Turkey where they met with a wide range of Turkish leaders in fields such as politics, business, religion, media, medicine and health, education, arts and culture and other areas.Topics included the future of Turkish democracy, media and freedom of expression, Islam in Turkey and the country's strategic role as an energy transit hub.

  • Uganda 2008

    In the Spring 2008, IRP traveled to Uganda with journalists who they met with leaders and citizens from all walks of life to discuss agriculture, business, media, health, environment, conservation and science. Editors were able to discuss a wide range of these topics with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni during a two and a half hour interview. The trip participants also traveled to the Rakai Health Services Program in southwestern Uganda, Jinja on Lake Victoria, and to the tropical rain forest near Masindi.

  • Korea 2007

    In Fall 2007, IRP journalists traveled to the Korean Peninsula, where they spent most of their trip in South Korea interviewing a wide cross-section of leaders in government, politics, business, health, academics and media. Their trip to also included a fascinating 26-hour visit to North Korea's Mt. Kumgang resort.

  • Nigeria 2007

    The 2007 reporters traveled to Africa's most populous country in the run-up to critical presidential elections. They reported on such issues as the future of the conflict-ridden Niger Delta, political corruption, and poverty.

  • Egypt 2006

    The 2006 reporters traveled to Egypt for a visit characterized by news-making events such as street protests and the arrests of political opponents. Reporters met with a wide variety of Egyptians including Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif, the head of Egypt’s antiquities department and with several leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • India 2005

    The 2005 reporters traveled to India and met with a wide cross-section of Indians, from the country's prime minister to AIDS-infected commercial sex workers, from a billionaire CEO of a high-tech company to vendors in a low-income New Delhi market.

  • Lebanon and Syria 2004

    The Spring 2004 reporters traveled to Lebanon and Syria. During the trip, they met with Syrian President Bashar Assad and were the first Western journalists to interview him following recent sanctions imposed on Syria by the Bush Administration. They also interviewed Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah, the onetime spiritual leader of Hizbullah, among others.

  • South Africa 2002

    The 2002 reporters traveled to South Africa where they reported on some of the challenges facing the country including poverty, AIDS, housing and conservation issues.

  • Brazil 2001

    The 2001 reporters traveled to Brazil where they reported on diverse topics including Brazilian politics, economics, favelas and historical connections to the United States.