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BREAKING: Danny Fenster released from Myanmar prison, Columbia community reacts

By Anna Busalacchi, Managing Editor November 15, 2021

U.S. journalist and 2009 journalism alum Danny Fenster was released from a Myanmar prison on Monday, just a few days after receiving an 11-year sentence for various charges related to his work...

Photo courtesy of the Fenster family via AP.

Journalism alum Danny Fenster sentenced to 11 years in Myanmar prison

By Anna Busalacchi, Managing Editor November 12, 2021

A 2009 Columbia alum and journalist detained in Myanmar since May was sentenced to 11 years with hard labor in Insein Prison in Yangon, Myanmar, on Friday, Nov. 12 by the Myanmar military regime,...

Incredible perseverance: Danny Fenster detained for over 140 days

‘Incredible perseverance’: Danny Fenster detained for over 140 days

By Anna Busalacchi, Managing Editor October 14, 2021

Danny Fenster’s last court hearing was on Oct. 4 — information unknown to the Fenster family until a day later — a pattern throughout his hearings. This was Fenster's ninth hearing since his...

Family leads press conference to raise awareness of Danny Fensters 100th day of imprisonment in Myanmar

Family leads press conference to raise awareness of Danny Fenster’s 100th day of imprisonment in Myanmar

By Anna Busalacchi, Managing Editor August 31, 2021

Friends and family of Danny Fenster, about 40 domestic and international news outlets, and state representatives marked the journalist's 100th day imprisoned in Insein Prison in Myanmar with no formal...

Courtesy of Byron Fenster

‘We don’t want this story to fade away’: Danny Fenster has COVID-19 amid virus surge in Myanmar

By Anna Busalacchi, Managing Editor July 22, 2021

The Fenster family and Juliana Silva, the wife of Danny Fenster, said they spoke to Danny for about 15 to 20 minutes through a landline phone from Insein Prison to a phone at the U.S. Embassy in Yangon. During...

Columbia community shows support for Danny Fenster, Myanmar court rules to extend detention

Columbia community shows support for Danny Fenster, Myanmar court rules to extend detention

By Anna Busalacchi, Co-Managing Editor June 25, 2021

Danny Fenster's detention in a Myanmar prison was extended for another two weeks following a court hearing. Fenster faces a charge that criminalizes “any attempt to cause fear, spread false news,...

Myanmar extends detention of US journalist Danny Fenster

Myanmar extends detention of US journalist Danny Fenster

By Grant Peck, AP News June 22, 2021

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar extended the detention of American journalist Danny Fenster for another two weeks Thursday, while the U.S. State Department urged that it be granted consular access...

This photo provided by Bryan Fenster shows his brother Danny Fenster in September of 2019 in Kraków, Poland. Courtesy Byron Fenster via AP

Journalist and Columbia alum detained in Myanmar

By Anna Busalacchi, Co-Managing Editor June 2, 2021

Danny Fenster, 37, an award-winning American journalist and the managing editor of Frontier Myanmar, a news and business publication based in Yangon, Myanmar, was captured by the military regime on...

Healthy at Home

By Sponsored Content March 29, 2018

I grew up in a household that was not healthy, to say the least. I don’t mean that my family wasn’t great--my parents were (and still are) supportive and kind, and my siblings and I got along about...

The convention Chicago needs

By Luke Wilusz April 25, 2010

The show floor teemed with costumed heroes and villains alike. A spandex-clad Green Lantern posed for a photo with his yellow-costumed arch-nemeses in the Sinestro Corps. Laughing Jedi in flowing brown...

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