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Fellows 2017

March 06, 2017

The International Reporting Project is awarding fellowships to report on gender and LGBTI rights as well as religion issues around the world. The deadline to apply for the gender and LGBTI rights reporting fellowship has passed for spring and summer travel. We will reopen the application for fall and winter travel shortly. The application for religion reporting fellowships will continue to remain open on a rolling basis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion Issues

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

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.

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

Jillian Keenan is a freelance journalist who will report in Madagascar.

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

The fellows selected for this program will reporting 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 2016 and early 2017 to cover gender and LGBTI rights:

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

Laura Dean is a freelance journalist covering the Middle East and Europe who will report from Senegal and Niger.

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

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

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.

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 Istanbul who will report in Mali. 

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

Sara Schonhardt is a Jakarta-based correspondent who will report from Bangladesh.

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

The fellows selected for this program will reporting 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.

To view our current fellowship opportunities, click here.

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