Published by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, April 2010. Koor Garang is one of the “Lost Boys” of Sudan. Forced to flee the country as a child, Garang eventually moved to the U.S. In this interview, Garang discusses his return to Sudan, the dire health situation there, and the upcoming referendum in which South Sudan will vote on whether to secede from the North.
Published by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, April 2010. Net Neutrality – a little understood term for a policy issue that could have broad implications not only for the millions of Americans who log on to the Internet everyday, but also for the hundreds of journalists who depend on the web to access breaking news, gather independent information, file their stories and upload/download videos.
Published on the Scottish American Society website, Oct. 2009. On the 100th anniversary of Scotland’s suffragette procession, feminists are paying tribute to these women by holding workshops, theatre performances and forums across the country.
The following article was published by Immigration Here and There in April, 2007. Republished on Immigrant Connect Chicago in August 2009.
From 2008-2009, I served as a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar to Be’er Sheva, Israel. There, I volunteered as an English tutor and video producer for Step Forward, an NGO working to empower the Bedouin population in the city of Rahat. I produced a six-minute promotional video about the group’s English language program for children.
Live reports from Be’er Sheva about rocket attacks and the 2009 Israel-Gaza War for WEWS News Channel 5 in Cleveland (January 2009).
Published in the Ukrainian Weekly, Jan. 2008. Soccer is a sport with the power to unite friends, enemies and strangers from around the globe. The game proved its power when it enticed Ukrainians from Great Britain and Ivano Frankivsk to fly to the land Down Under to play in the second-annual International Ukrainian Football Tournament (IUFT).
Published by Time.com, Jan. 2008. Looking for a very unique tourist destination? Try Chernobyl, where you can tour the infamous nuclear disaster site.
Published in the Ukrainian Weekly, Dec. 2007. Margaret Siriol Colley was only eight years old when she first heard about the Holodomor, the Soviet-engineered famine that killed 7 to 10 million Ukrainians from 1932 to 1933. It was August 1933, and her Welsh uncle Gareth Jones had just returned from Ukraine with a story to tell – one that Colley said at the time she could barely comprehend.