The Press Under Fire
Kenneth Neil Cukier
Kenneth Neil Cukier is a fellow at Harvard University's
Kennedy School of Government, writing a book on the
Internet and international relations. Previously,
he was the technology editor at The Asian Wall Street
Journal in Hong Kong, and the European editor of
Red Herring magazine in London. Earlier, he was a
senior editor in Paris for Communications Week International.
From 1992 to 1996 he worked at the International
Herald Tribune. His work on the public-policy dimensions
of technology has been cited in government reports
and entered into Congressional testimony. In 2000,
he was selected by The Journal of Financial Reporters
for its annual "Bluechip Newsroom" award.
In 2001, he was named an honorary fellow of the Center
for Global Communications at the International University
of Japan for his coverage of Internet governance
Robert Frank is a senior writer at The Wall Street
Journal in New York. He has covered a wide variety
of news stories, having served as Southeast Asia
and Europe correspondent.
Masood Haider is UN bureau chief of Dawn, one of Pakistan's
leading daily newspapers, and is one of the most
senior South Asian journalists in the U.S.
Judith Matloff is a journalist, author and teacher.
Her book, Fragments of a Forgotten War (1997), is
about Angolan Civil War. She has served as bureau
chief, Moscow, Africa, The Christian Science Monitor.
Editor in London, Reuters; correspondent, Southern
Africa, Lisbon, London, OPEC, Spain, Reuters; contributor,
The New York Times, The Economist, The Dallas Morning
News, Newsweek, British Broadcasting Corporation
(BBC), Columbia Journalism Review, The Times (London).
Matloff's awards and honors include The Christian
Science Monitor's Godsell Award for articles about
the fall of Zairian dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, 1998;
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Grant
to write a book on Angola, 1995-96; Fulbright Fellowship
for historical research in Mexico, 1981-82; Radcliffe's
Josephine Murray Fellowship for research in Brazil
and Mexico, 1979-80; Radcliffe's Agassiz Scholar
for academic distinction, 1980-81.
Kavita Menon is the Asia program coordinator of the
Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the leading
organization looking after journalists' safety and
rights throughout the world. During her tenure there
since 1998, she has helped bring attention to some
of the most important cases of press freedom in recent
years, including the arrest of Pakistani editor Najam
Sethi and the kidnapping and execution of Daniel
Pearl. Before joining CPJ, she spent a year traveling
in India as a free-lance journalist. In New York,
she had worked as a copy editor for People magazine
and as an assistant producer for the National Public
Radio program "On the Media." She holds
a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley
(where she was news director of KLAX radio) and an
M.S. from Columbia University's Graduate School of
Journalism. Menon has written for On The Issues and
Ms. magazines and has produced radio features for
Monitor Radio, WNYC, and WBAI. More information on
Kavita is available here.