This year’s winner of my annual win-a-trip contest, to take a student with me on a global reporting trip, is Aneri Pattani, a freshly minted graduate of Northeastern University — and a future star journalist! We traveled by Land Rover, (briefly) motorcycle and foot across Liberia, and here is Aneri’s first article from our trip. More posts are forthcoming, and Aneri is also interning for The Times’s Science section this summer, so look for her articles there as well. – Nicholas Kristof
Mae Azango does not regret a thing. Not exposing practices of female genital mutilation that had been shrouded in secrecy for centuries. Not revealing a sex trafficking scandal that pitted government agencies against her. Not even publishing articles that elicited death threats and forced her to go into hiding.
Source: New York Times