Feature Interviews


2015

Tunisia's new government committed to welcoming foreign investment


One Curious World View
JC Finley sat down with Yassine Brahim, Tunisia's Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation during the World Bank/International Monetary Fund's annual spring meetings in April. She also interviewed two Tunisian youth activists about their efforts to encourage civic engagement. 


Photo by Beau Finley

Four years after Arab Spring, Tunisian leader celebrates democracy

United Press International
Four years after the revolution that inspired the Arab Spring, Tunisia continues to be a beacon of hope for the realization of democratic ideals in the region. 

JC Finley spoke at length with Tunisian Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa on Jan. 6, 2015, as he prepared to hand over the government to his successor, asking him what he considered his defining moment in office, his legacy and the challenges facing the new government. 



Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI

2014

U.N. commends U.S. in refugee assistance, warns of grave crisis in Middle East

United Press International 
JC Finley interviewed United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Anne Richard at The Newseum about the refugee crisis in the Middle East.

Photo by Alyssa Eisenstein/UNHCR

 

American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack

United Press International
JC Finley was the first reporter in North America to conduct a video interview with Jordan Matson, a former U.S. Army infantryman who has joined the YPG Kurdish militia in Syria to fight the Islamic State, and obtained photographic evidence of an ISIL-launched chemical attack in Kobane, Syria.


Screenshot of Skype interview with Jordan Matson
 



UNHCR discusses the Syrian refugee crisis, as 200,000 Syrians flee to Turkey

United Press International
UNHCR representative Carol Batchelor spoke with JC Finley about the challenging humanitarian situation in Turkey as the refugee agency and donor country strive to meet the needs of more than 1.35 million Syrian refugees.
United Press International 
With refugees from the Syrian conflict nearing three million in August 2014, JC Finley interviewed UNHCR spokesman Brian Hansford, who acknowledged the ongoing resource needs for sheltering the refugees puts a "massive" strain on the infrastructure of the host countries.

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