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‘Feast & Sacrifice’ finalist in Academy Awards

Nov 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Top Story, Video

Feast & Sacrifice is a carefully observed portrait of a Senegalese family living on the ragged edges of globalization. Questions of work, gender, and aspirations emerge as the family prepares for the biggest holiday of the year, the Islamic Feast of the Sacrifice.



‘Strange Brew’ in Earth Island Journal

Oct 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Stories, Student Work, Top Story

The night of March 1, 2010 changed everything in Bududa, a district in the Arabica coffee-growing heartland of eastern Uganda. That night it rained for seven hours. As the water kept coming down, huge chunks of earth started caving in.



The Journey of Coffee: From seed to cup

Apr 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Top Story

Jerome Hubbard, second-year graduate student at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, traveled to Uganda where much of the coffee consumed in America is grown. Coffee accounts for 64% of the Uganda’s export revenues, according to the Ugandan Coffee research Centre. Click to his website to see his journey that will make you think about […]



Attiekedrom: The making of a national dish

May 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Top Story

In Cote d’Ivoire, women have for years organized in cooperatives to produce and sell the Attieke, the West African country’s national dish.

Now, Attieke, a couscous, plays an important role for food security as the country struggles to get out of a decade of political turmoil.



The last farmers of Dakar

Apr 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Reporter's Notebook, Top Story

Africa Reporting Project reporter Madeleine Bair was in Dakar, Senegal’s capital, for 17 days in March, exploring the ways that a swelling city’s concrete jungle is paving over traditional farmland. The discoveries took her from the city’s center, where a small patch of green is all that remains today of a fertile farming valley, to […]



UC Berkeley J-School opens 2010-2011 fellowships for African journalists

Mar 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Top Story

The Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley is pleased to invite applications for three yearlong fellowships for accomplished African journalists, beginning in the 2010-2011 academic year.

The fellowships will each total $36,000, including round trip airfare, professional stipends, and rent while in Berkeley.

The selected fellows will join the School’s Visiting International Scholars Program and participate in a new journalism training initiative aimed to provide high quality coverage of agricultural development issues in Africa for dissemination in U.S., African, and international media. The initiative will also offer dedicated funding for both domestic U.S. and Africa travel for research and reporting work.