New Delhi: Former Kashmir Reader journalist Gulam Jeelani has been selected 2018 fellow for the prestigious Alfred Friendly Press Partners (AFPP) programme, an announcement said on Tuesday.
Jeelani, who is currently working at Hindustan Times, is among the seven journalists from around the world selected for the six-month long Alfred Friendly fellowship programme in the US.
The fellowship includes training at the prestigious Missouri School of Journalism and working for a major US news organisation.
Six other journalists are from Ukraine, Sudan, Jordan and Mexico. In addition, six journalists from Macedonia will participate in a condensed version of the AFPP programme.
Jeelani was chosen for the fellowship by eminent immigrant philanthropist Frank Islam through his Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman Foundation.