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6759: Haitian journalist chosen for course (fwd)

From: Greg Chamberlain <GregChamberlain@compuserve.com>

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 22 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Twelve newspaper, news agency,
radio and television journalists from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin
America will participate in The Freedom Forum's eighth annual International
Journalists-in-Residence program.
   "The Freedom Forum welcomes journalists from countries as diverse as
China and Zambia to see how the free press works in a democratic society,"
said Charles L. Overby, chairman and chief executive officer of The Freedom
Forum. "We hope they return home educated about press freedom and inspired
by free-press ideals."
   The International Journalists-in-Residence program aims to promote
better understanding of the principles of press freedom and the U.S. media
among foreign journalists. Participants spend four months in the United
States taking courses at universities, attending lectures and seminars, and
spending time at news agencies across the country. They must be working
journalists with at least two years of experience plus proficiency in
written and spoken English. The Freedom Forum covers travel costs and basic
living expenses, but does not pay a salary or honorarium.
   This year's program includes print and broadcast journalists from
Argentina, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Ecuador, Ghana, Haiti,
Kenya, Malaysia, Moldova and Zambia. Their host universities will be
American University and George Washington University in Washington, D.C.;
New York University in New York City; and the University of
   Brief biographical sketches of the Journalists-in-Residence are listed


   HAITI: Adler Aristilde, 31, is a writer and reporter for Radio
Solidarite, a private radio station in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He also works
for the Haitian Press Agency. He frequently lectures on media topics in his
country. Aristilde is currently studying management at the State University
of Haiti. He also has studied journalism and broadcasting both in Jamaica
and France.