Stefan J. Bos
Award winning Journalist Stefan J. Bos is the founder and Chief Editor of BosNewsLife. He was born on the 19th of September 1967 in a small home in downtown Amsterdam, in the Netherlands not far from the typewriter of his father, who was (and still is) a Reporter and Ghostwriter. Already at a very young age Stefan J. Bos decided to become journalist and finally arrived in Hungary in 1984, the same country where his parents had smuggled Bibles during Communism.
Stefan J. Bos has traveled extensively to cover wars and revolutions throughout the region as well as other countries including Burma, Georgia, India, Iraq, Israel, Laos, Lebanon and Thailand for national and international media, such as Voice of America, Deutsche Welle, CBS-News, Belgium VRT Radio and Television, National Public Radio, Market Place Radio, Dutch Business Nieuws Radio, Vatican Radio and others. He received the Annual Press Award of Merit from the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for his coverage about foreign policy affairs including Hungary's relationship with NATO and the European Union.
Richard S. Ehrlich received the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism's Foreign Correspondent's Award in 1978. The same year he became United Press International (UPI) Editor for Asia and the Pacific based in Hong Kong.
As an co-author of a book, photojournalist and foreign correspondent for several international media, Ehrlich has reported from Asia for about three decades. During this time he extensively traveled the region and reported about the historical changes in Asia.
When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in December 1979, UPI posted transferred him from Hong Kong to be based in New Delhi as staff correspondent. Assignments included: interviews with the Dalai Lama (leader of Tibetan Buddhists) and Burma's pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi, Muslim dissent at the end of China's Silk Road in Kashgar, as well as covering the Tamils' rebel war in Sri Lanka, Sikh insurgents fighting in India's Punjab region, coups in Bangladesh, the toppling of the president of Indonesia General Suharto, Cambodia's war against former ruler Prime Minister Pol Pot, AIDS and the sex industry in Thailand, Islamic guerrillas in India's Kashmir region, tribal opium addicts in the mountains of Laos, political and economic changes in Vietnam, the massacre of Nepal's royal family, the 2004 tsunami, bird flu in Asia and other top stories. Besides these activities he joined the BosNewsLife team in 2005 as Senior Asia Correspondent.
Vishal Arora has worked as a leading Indian New Delhi-based independent journalist since 2003, writing opinion columns on socio-political issues in leading Indian national dailies, like "The Deccan Herald", "The Indian Express" and "The Hindustan Times". He also reports on incidents of religious persecution for news agencies in India and abroad.
Vishal Arora also conducts interviews with politicians, government officials and celebrities for news-based websites. In addition, he is working as a photographer, mainly covering cultural, social and political events.
Arora joined BosNewsLife as its New Delhi Bureau Chief in 2005 and has uncovered major stories on especially Christian persecution in India, the world's largest Hindu nation.
BosNewsLife Asia Service
Working undercover, several BosNewsLife Special Correspondents are investigating the plight of Christians and Jewish people living in difficult circumstances, for instance because of persecution, across Asia, including in India, Pakistan and the Philippines. Their heroic efforts make it possible to tell stories that would otherwise remain untold. They are the voice of the voiceless. Readers may not see their bylines, because of security concerns. But they are there. Covering the region. For Compassionate Professionals. Every day.
Agnes R. Bos
Agnes R. Bos is co-founder and Editor of BosNewsLife. Born in Rahov, a mountainous town in Western Ukraine, she began writing at an early age, including poetry and art critics amid difficulties with Communist authorities who persecuted her grandfather in a labor camp in Siberia. As she searched for more freedom to do her journalistic and creative work, Agnes felt compelled to start a new life in neighboring Hungary where she arrived in the autumn of 1989, the year that Communism collapsed there.
Since 2000 she extensively covers news from Central and Eastern Europe for the Russian services of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Radio France International (RFI), after working as a researcher and producer for several national and international radio and television networks, including the Voice of America, Belgium radio and TV, Deutsche Welle radio and TV. She has traveled extensively through the region during the historical changes and covered the overthrow of President Slobodan Milosevic in Yugoslavia, the expansion of NATO and the European Union, while also reporting from other parts of the world, including on the civil war in Burma, persecutions of Christians in Laos and recent military conflicts in Georgia, Iraq and elsewhere in the world.