Students in Prof. Judith Matloff's Covering Conflict class learn how to prepare for reporting trips into conflict zones - and how to write news analyses that explain the roots of conflict to audiences abroad. Santiago J. Arnaiz, '17 M.S., wrote this analysis for Rappler, an independent online site in the Philippines. Using sources reached in New York, Arnaiz put together a story explaining how President Duterte’s drug war was distracting attention and resources from fighting terrorism.
In Australia, the government financed YouTube videos actively warning migrants in Indonesia to stay away from Australia. “Don’t waste your money or risk your life,” warns a stern-faced military general in one message. Kevin Sun, '17 M.S., analyzed Australia’s hard-nosed, multimedia effort in a story for Quartz.
Courtney Vinopal, '17 M.S., visited a refugee resettlement agency in New Haven, CT as part of the Reporting Refugees class. After the visit, Courtney published a story on realclearinvestigations.com on how the U.S. system’s emphasis on self-reliance gives refugees just a few months to resettle, learn English and find a job.
Rakshitha Arni Ravishankar, Kat Zhang and Danish Mehboob, '17 M.S., partnered for a final project on resettlement in their Reporting Refugees class. Their stories ran as a package called The United States of Resettlement on the Refugees Deeply site.
Students in the Human Rights Reporting class taught by Prof. Lonnie Isabel learn the basic tenets of human rights law and international enforcement bodies. Global Citizens Press, their website, features stories on child brides, gender violence, workplace equality and a wide range of other global human rights issues.