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Fellows 2018

January 09, 2018

The International Reporting Project is awarding fellowships to report on different topics around the world. The following fellowships were awarded in late 2017 and early 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion Issues

We congratulate the following journalists who were awarded fellowships in late 2017 and early 2018 to cover religion issues:

Jessica Aguirre is a journalist based in Germany who will report in Bolivia.

Courtney Brooks is a special projects editor for Roads & Kingdoms who will report from Malaysia.

Alexander Dziadosz is a freelance journalist who will report from Iraq. 

Geoffrey Giller is a freelance journalist based in Ithaca, New York. He will report from Mexico.

Isabelle Mayault is a freelance journalist based in Geneva. She will report from Madagascar.

Krithika Varagur is a freelance journalist based in Jakarta. She will report from India.

The fellows selected for this program will report on a wide array of religion-focused topics including:

• conflict and peace;
• environment and sustainability;
• political economy and development;
• health and education;
• gender, race and sexuality;
• law and human rights;
• social movements;
• migration;
• humanitarianism;
• and other topics.

 

Gender and LGBTI Rights

We congratulate the following journalists who were awarded fellowships in late 2017 and early 2018 to cover gender and LGBTI rights:

Sarah Barrett is a freelance journalist based in Mexico City. She will report from Guatemala and Costa Rica.

Katya Cengel is a freelance journalist based in California who will report from Mongolia.

Robbie Corey-Boulet is a freelance journalist based in Africa and he will be reporting from Liberia and Benin. 

Sophie Cousins is a freelance journalist based in South Asia who will report from Serbia.

Laura Dean is a freelance journalist based in France. She will report from Ethiopia.

Kenya Downs is a Washington-based journalist for Public Radio International (PRI) who will report from Belize and Guyana.

Amie Ferris-Rotman is a Moscow-based freelancer who will be reporting from Russia. 

Karin Fischer is a journalist based in San Francisco. She will report from Bangladesh.

Allyn Gaestel is an Africa-based freelance journalist who will report from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

Rebecca Grant is a freelance journalist based in New York. She will report from Thailand.

May Jeong is a freelance journalist who will report from South Korea.

Emily Johnson is a freelance journalist based in New York who will report from Bhutan.

Lily Kuo is a Nairobi-based correspondent for Quartz who will report from Somaliland.

Laura Pitel is a freelance journalist who will report from Turkey.

Sarita Santoshini is an India-based freelance journalist who will report from Uganda.

Sara Schonhardt is a US-based correspondent who will report from Guatemala.

Bradley Secker is an Istanbul-based freelance photojournalist who will be reporting in Japan.

Allison Shelley is a Washington-based photojournalist who will report from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The fellows selected for this program will report on a wide array of topics including:

• gender- and orientation-based discrimination and violence;
• migration;
• human trafficking;
• early marriage;
• the role of culture and religion;
• reproductive, sexual and maternal health;
• vulnerability to and leadership on climate change;
• education;
• the effects of conflict upon marginalized communities;
• and other topics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senegal Group Trip

We congratulate the following journalists who were awarded fellowships to travel to Senegal in November 2017 to report on gender, human rights and civil society.

Neha Thirani Bagri is a freelance journalist based in Mumbai.

Ryan Lenora Brown is the Johannesburg bureau chief for the Christian Science Monitor.

Azad Essa is a journalist at Al Jazeera covering the African continent.

Erika Fry is a senior writer at Fortune.

Lucia He is a freelance journalist based in Buenos Aires.

Oscar Lopez is a freelance international journalist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Africa Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

We congratulate the following journalists who were awarded fellowships in 2017 to cover conflict resolution and peacebuilding in Africa:

Caitlin Chandler is a longform journalist based in Berlin who will report from Sudan.

Christopher Clark is a British freelance journalist based in Cape Town who will report from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Mikaela Conley is a journalist based in New York City who will report from Tanzania.

Saikou Jammeh is a freelance journalist from The Gambia who will report in Guinea-Bissau.

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours is a Canadian journalist based in Toronto who will report from Mauritania.

Tim McDonnell is a multimedia journalist based in Washington, DC who will report from Nigeria.

 

To view our current fellowship opportunities, click here.

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