Welcome to the Tech Policy Press Fellowship Program
About the Tech Policy Press Fellowship Program
Tech Policy Press, a nonprofit media venture focusing on the intersection of technology and democracy, is excited to announce the launch of its fellowship program. Designed to support new and diverse perspectives in tech policy, this program aims to expand coverage and educate the public and decision-makers about the impact of technology on society and democracy.
Introducing the Inaugural Fellowship Cohort
After a rigorous review process of nearly 900 applications, Tech Policy Press is proud to introduce the inaugural fellowship cohort. This year, seven part-time fellows have been selected to research and write on critical topics related to technology and its impact. These Reporting Fellows will produce original articles based on their interests, relevant news and policy developments, and Tech Policy Press content priorities.
Jesús Alvarado is an audio journalist and producer for Marketplace Tech. With a focus on tech policy, internet culture, and health technology, Alvarado brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the fellowship. Holding a Master of Science in Journalism from the University of Southern California, Alvarado has reported on various issues, including youth homelessness and mental health, as well as the impact of the queer internet space on mental health.
Dean Jackson, a specialist in democracy, media, and technology, is the principal behind Public Circle Research and Consulting. With a background in investigative analysis and research coordination, Jackson has extensive experience in addressing mis- and disinformation. His expertise will contribute greatly to Tech Policy Press’ policy research efforts.
Ramsha Jahangir, an award-winning Pakistani journalist and policy expert, specializes in technology and human rights. With a focus on platforms, surveillance, digital politics, and disinformation in Pakistan, Jahangir’s investigative reporting has been recognized by publications such as Coda Story. She currently leads policy and communications at the Global Network Initiative.
Carlos Mureithi, a journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya, is known for his reporting on the unexpected impacts of tech policies and tech adoption on societies. Having covered various subjects, including Kenya’s national biometric ID program and labor conditions for African content moderators, Mureithi brings a unique perspective to the fellowship.
Vandinika Shukla, a human rights and technology policy specialist, has a diverse background in designing national gender policies, building AI products for electoral campaigns, and launching community organizing portfolios. With expertise in technology and democracy, gender justice, and international relations, Shukla’s work has been featured in publications such as Slate Magazine and Huffington Post.
Cheryl Akinyi, a lawyer and governance and human rights defender, is based in Kenya. With a focus on democratic governance and technology, Akinyi’s research encompasses surveillance, governance of global digital platforms, digital authoritarianism, political disinformation, and free expression. She currently leads the information democracy portfolio at Open Society Africa.
Amber Sinha, a researcher at the intersection of law, technology, and society, studies the impact of digital technologies on socio-political processes and structures. As a Senior Fellow-Trustworthy AI at Mozilla Foundation, Sinha focuses on algorithmic transparency and regulatory practices. His research has been highly regarded and cited by institutions such as the Supreme Court of India.
Fellowship Program Details
The Tech Policy Press fellowship program aims to expand and deepen policy research efforts in the field of technology. Fellows will work closely with Tech Policy Press staff to develop in-depth policy analysis, compare policies across geographies, and curate resources for policymakers.
Support and Funding
The Tech Policy Press fellowship program is supported with funding from Reset, an initiative engaged in programmatic work on technology and democracy. This support enables Tech Policy Press to provide valuable opportunities for fellows to contribute to the field of tech policy.
For more information about the fellowship program, please contact Prithvi Iyer, Program Manager at Tech Policy Press.
Read More of this Story at techpolicy.press – 2023-11-20 14:12:42
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