The fellows will focus as a group on the progress Brazil has made with several Millennium Development Goals, including reducing poverty and hunger and improving the health of its citizens. These are particularly timely topics, given Brazil’s role hosting the World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.
The ten new media journalists selected for the Brazil trip are:
- Whitney Eulich, The Christian Science Monitor
- Jill Filipovic, freelance
- Azmat Khan, Al Jazeera America
- Olga Khazan, The Atlantic
- Sarah Kimani, South African Broadcasting Corporation
- Mia Malan, Mail & Guardian
- Marissa Miley, GlobalPost
- Tolu Ogunlesi, The Punch*
- Purnima Ramakrishnan, World Moms Blog
- Ariel Schwartz, Fast Company
*Tolu Ogunlesi is a Nigerian journalist, blogger and newspaper columnist. He has written for the Financial Times, CNN.com, the Independent, Al Jazeera, the London Guardian, The Huffington Post, YNaija and The Africa Report, among others. Since February 2013, he has written a weekly column for The Punch, a daily Nigerian newspaper. Between 2009 and 2011 he was a features editor and weekly columnist at NEXT newspaper. He is a two-time winner in the annual CNN Multichoice African Journalism Awards (2009 and 2013).
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About the IRP
The Brazil trip is IRP’s twenty-third reporting trip since 2000. In addition to the trips, the IRP continues to offer individual fellowships to U.S. and international reporters.
The International Reporting Project (IRP) has provided opportunities for more than 400 journalists to report on important global issues that have been neglected in the U.S. and international media.
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