Data Journalism Fellowship Focused on Women’s and LGBTIQ Rights


OpenDemocracy’s Tracking the Backlash project is excited to announce a six-month, full-time data journalism fellowship starting in March 2020. 

March-August 2020

Working closely with our editors, the fellow will focus on applying data journalism and other investigative reporting techniques to special projects tracking organised opposition to women’s and LGBTIQ rights across the world. 

Eligibility criteria

  • journalists who want to gain experience working with data in investigations; or
  • researchers with experience in data entry and analysis who want to gain experience in journalism;
  • previous work experience of 3-5 years is therefore preferred;
  • the fellow can be based anywhere in the world with reliable internet access though we particularly encourage applications from women and LGBTIQ people living in East Africa as well as Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and the South Caucasus.

Fellowship conditions

  • 40 working hours a week related research, reporting, data entry, data analysis and other tasks for at least two major investigative projects;
  • a stipend of $2,100 per month.

The application should be submitted online in English including a copy of your CV and up to three examples of your previous work. The details of the fellowship opportunity can be reviewed here.

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