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Fellows 2017

October 11, 2017

The International Reporting Project is awarding fellowships to report on different topics around the world. The deadline to apply for the gender/LGBTI rights and religion reporting fellowships for late-fall and winter travel is rolling. The application for peacebuilding and conflict resolution in Africa as well as the Senegal group trip is closed and fellows have been selected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senegal Group Trip

We congratulate the following journalists who were awarded fellowships to travel to Senegal from November 10-20 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion Issues

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

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

Sarah Pulliam Bailey is a religion reporter for The Washington Post who will report from Brazil.

Ian Bateson is a freelance journalist based in Ukraine who will report in Nicaragua. 

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. 

Joe Freeman is a freelance journalist based in Myanmar who will report in the Philippines.

Julian Hattem is a freelance journalist based in East Africa who will report from Myanmar and Bangladesh. 

Sarah Parvini is a reporter for the Los Angeles Times who will report in Argentina.

Reid Standish is the associate editor, digital, at Foreign Policy. He will report from Kazakstan and Kyrgyzstan. 

Sebastian Strangio is a US-based freelance journalist who will report from Indonesia.

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-2016 and 2017 to cover gender and LGBTI rights:

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 covering the Middle East and Europe who will report from Senegal and Niger.

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

Kristi Eaton is a freelance journalist who will be reporting from India. 

Sarah Elzas is a Franco-American journalist based in paris working for the English language service of Radio France International. 

Jon Emont is a freelance journalist who is based in Indonesia and will be reporting from Japan and Taiwan.

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

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

Sruthi Gottipatti is a freelance journalist based in Paris who will report in Colombia.

Devon Haynie is international news editor for U.S. News and World Report and will be reporting from Sri Lanka.

Edith Honan is a freelance journalist based in Africa who will report from Tanzania, Kenya, and  Mauritius.

Annie Hylton is a freelance journalist who will report in Ethiopia.

Sara Hylton is a freelance journalist based in Brooklyn and New Delhi who will report from Canada.

Saba Imtiaz is a freelance journalist based in the Middle East who will be reporting from Pakistan.

Nimisha Jaiswal is a freelance journalist who is based in India and will be reporting from Nepal.

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

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

Andrew Mambondiyani is a freelance journalist based in Zimbabwe and will report from Mozambique. 

Pesha Magid is a freelance journalist based in Istanbul who will report from Georgia.

Krista Mahr is a freelance journalist based in South Africa who will report from Italy and Nigeria.

Siobhán O’Grady is a freelance journalist who works across sub-Saharan Africa and will be reporting from Nigeria.

Alex Potter is a freelance journalist based in Erbil, Iraq who will report in Mali. 

Clare Richardson is a journalist affiliated with Deutsche Welle will be reporting from Brazil.

Purple Romero is a Philippines-based freelance journalist who will report in Thailand.

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.

Abby Seiff is a freelance journalist based in Southeast Asia who will be reporting from Nepal.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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