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2019 Patti Birch Fellowship for Africa Research - Sustainable Conversations
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2019 Patti Birch Fellowship for Africa Research

The Committee to Protect Journalists is seeking a qualified individual for the Patti Birch Fellowship program to focus on research for its Africa program, with an emphasis on technology. This is a one-year fellowship that was created in honor of Patti Birch, with support from the Patti and Everett B. Birch Foundation.

The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate, or early career journalist with an interest in projects related to sub-Saharan Africa and an understanding of the technologies used to monitor internet activity and block access to information. 


  • A deep interest in and knowledge of press freedom, journalism, online censorship, and human rights.
  • Fluency in French both verbal and written, is required.
  • Demonstrated reporting experience and working knowledge of databases.
  • Strong research, writing and editing skills, and attention to detail.
  • Deadline oriented and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and in teams, including with remote management and staff.
  • An undergraduate degree, Master’s degree preferred.

To apply e-mail a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and references to cpjafricajobs@cpj.org. Please include “Patti Birch Fellow for Africa Research” in the subject line. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

The deadline for application is September 9th, 2019. The fellowship comes with annual stipend of $40,000 and benefits.

For more information, visit the official web-page Here

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