The International Reporting Project (IRP) has selected eleven international journalists to report from Nepal in April-May.
The International Reporting Project (IRP) is pleased to announce the eleven international journalists who will report from Nepal from April 25 to May 7, 2015.
IRP’s Nepal fellows will focus on health and development in the country, particularly in light of the upcoming end of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the potential adoption of Sustainable Development Goals.
The eleven journalists selected for the Nepal trip are:
Anna Codrea-Rado is an assistant editor at the Guardian US who covers the sustainable business and health beats.
Amie Ferris-Rotman is a freelance journalist who has reported from 10 countries from over 30 datelines.
Siobhan Heanue is a journalist and presenter for the Australian public broadcaster, ABC News.
Vanessa Hua is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, FRONTLINE/World, PRI’s The World, The Atlantic, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Hartford Courant, and elsewhere.
Tracy Jarrett is a digital reporter for NBC News.
Brianna Lee is a reporter at the International Business Times, covering U.S. immigration and international affairs, with an emphasis on Latin America.
Lisandra Paraguassu is a reporter with Brazil’s O Estado de S. Paulo, covering foreign affairs and international news.
Kirk Siegler covers the western United States for NPR’s national desk.
Purvi Thacker is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in Al Jazeera English, Vice News, Al Jazeera America, The Express Tribune, and India Abroad, among others.
Elijah Wolfson is a senior editor at Newsweek and the editorial director of Medical Daily.
Tom Zeller Jr. is a freelance journalist who has spent nearly two decades covering technology, energy policy, poverty and the environment.
Follow them on our Twitter list to receive updates during the trip, and look for other social media posts with the hashtag #IRPFellows.
The Nepal trip is IRP’s twenty-sixth reporting trip since 2000. Previous IRP trip participants have traveled to Mozambique, Ethiopia, Brazil (in 2001 and 2014), Tanzania, Kazakhstan, Zambia, Saudi Arabia, Kenya (in 2009 and 2012), Rwanda, Indonesia (in 2000 and 2011), Liberia, China, Peru, Turkey, Uganda, Korea, Nigeria, Egypt, India (in 2005 and 2013), Lebanon/Syria, and South Africa. In addition to the trips, the IRP continues to offer individual fellowships to U.S. and international reporters.
Support for IRP is provided by foundations, individuals and nongovernmental donors. The program is based in Washington at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).