FELLOWSHIPS: Research how lobbyists influence media

Code for Africa (CfA) is recruiting a group of investigative researchers to dig into how foreign governments and industry lobbyists influence media policy and reportage.

The researchers will be appointed as short-term ADDO Fellows, through the African Digital Democracy Observatory (ADDO), to work alongside a team of OSINT (open source intelligence) analysts, forensic researchers and editorial experts. Their insights will be published as a series of evidence-driven reports focusing on different aspects of influence operations targeting African media.

The reports will be used by industry bodies, including the Kenya Editors’ Guild (KEG), South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) and MISA Zambia to develop more robust preventative policies that make our newsrooms less vulnerable to foreign influence.

We’re looking for researchers with an understanding of the media, who have an investigative background either in journalism or the social sciences, including related fields such as due diligence or political economy analysis.

Candidates should be available immediately, for a two month assignment, and should be comfortable with both digital research and key informant interviews.

Apply here

Author: Ruth Kasham

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