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Aleksandra Sagan and Laura Kane are the 2018 recipients of annual R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship

Aleksandra Sagan and Laura Kane will travel to India and South Africa to examine the impact of antimicrobial resistance and innovative approaches to combating an impending global crisis. CBC Ottawa Morning interview Ottawa Citizen Article  

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Michael Petrou is 2017 recipient of annual R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship

  Michael Petrou examined the stories of displaced Syrians — with an emphasis on the millions of refugees who remain in the Middle East. He also reported on Canada’s response to the mass forced exodus and efforts to help both refugees and the countries hosting them. iPolitics article on award to Michael Petrou Micheal Petrou’s series of […]

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Michel Huneault & Sarah R. Champagne are 2016 recipients of annual R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship

Migrant workers living in Canada send almost four times as much to friends and family overseas as the federal government spends in official aid. According to the World Bank, remittances have surpassed foreign direct investment in some of the world’s least-developed countries.     Photographer-videographer Michel Huneault and journalist Sarah R. Champagne, a Montreal-based reporter […]

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Laura Payton is 2015 recipient of annual R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship

  Canada’s significant investment in maternal, newborn and child health in developing countries  is focus of  2015 R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship On behalf of the Fellowship Awards Committee, Carleton University’s Susan Harada, associate director of the School of Journalism and Communication, announced that Laura Payton of CBC News is the recipient of this year’s […]

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Marco Chown Oved is 2014 recipient of annual R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship

  Public-private funding of Canadian overseas development is focus of  2014 R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship A look at emerging partnerships between mining companies and the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development  ( DFATD ) to fund overseas development projects has been awarded this year’s $25,000 R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship. […]

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Mike Blanchfield is 2013 Recipient of annual R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship

Mike Blanchfield, a seasoned international affairs reporter for The Canadian Press, has won the second annual R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship, the selection committee announced Wednesday. Blanchfield told the committee he will use the $25,000 award to research and write about the human costs of cluster bombs and the politics surrounding adoption and ratification […]

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Les Whittington – Don’t get lost in the Weeds

The Challenge: It goes without saying that reporting from abroad is one of the greatest opportunities and challenges a journalist can have. The experience is like no other and, if tackled with an open mind, creativity and a well-honed sense of what’s needed by one’s outlet and one’s readers/viewers/listeners, can be rewarding and endlessly enjoyable. […]

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Michelle Shephard – Finding a Fixer

Every country is unique, every story different. Sometimes you have weeks to prepare, sometimes just a couple hours before your flight. Over the years I’ve learned a few lessons – some the hard way. Below are just general guidelines. In addition to these, never discount that gut feeling. Whether you’ve got years of experience or […]

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Jim Rankin – Heading to the Airport without a Toothbrush, Not

Tunisia was basking in the very warm afterglow of the ouster of a dictator president and now Egypt was looking like it might manage to do the same. It was a Friday and I was in the Toronto Star newsroom, thinking of the menu for the Super Bowl party I was to host on Sunday. […]

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David Bruser – Type ‘Yes’ and hit send.

Fear of failure is a hell of clarifier when a senior editor emails you at 5:11 a.m. (Portugal time; I was in the Lisbon airport, moments from boarding a plane home after a peaceful, sun-soaked vacation), saying “We’re thinking of sending someone to Tripoli. Would you go?” Before I could ask myself any questions – […]

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