CPJ – GLOBAL TECH RESEARCHER

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) seeks a full-time Global Tech Researcher to report on issues at the intersection of technology and press freedom around the world. This is a highly collaborative role with a global focus. In the last two years, CPJ has followed this approach to document issues such as surveillance technology and content moderation in India; internet governance in Iran;  and concerns around cybercrime laws in the United States. The Global Tech Researcher will continue this work in collaboration with the Tech Editor and the regional programs documenting press freedom incidents around the world and pursuing advocacy on behalf of journalists and press freedom.

Responsibilities

  • Report on tech policy and legal actions regarding encryption, content moderation, surveillance, cyber attacks, censorship, online harassment, digital regulations and other issues at the nexus of press freedom and technology.
  • Draft statements, identify, flag and report on key developments in regulation, legislation, or corporate practice that could have a major impact on press freedom in the digital space.
  • Contribute to CPJ’s tracking and reporting of emblematic case studies at the intersection of press freedom and technology.
  • Expand coverage of internet and technology issues on CPJ’s social media.
  • Coordinate with the Program Director and the Advocacy team on CPJ’s advocacy on technology.
  • Work with CPJ Emergencies on identifying digital security risks and needed support for journalists worldwide.
  • Represent CPJ at events and liaise with other advocacy groups.
  • Provide support for meetings, events, advocacy missions, and major reports as needed.

Required qualifications

  • A strong background reporting on the intersection between free expression and technology.
  • At least three years of experience reporting on issues such as digital rights, online censorship, online harassment, tech surveillance, internet shutdowns and others that impact free expression and the free flow of information and opinion in the digital age.
  • A rich network of contacts with digital rights groups, security researchers, and tech companies.
  • Knowledge of international press freedom issues and digital rights issues.
  • Regional expertise is an advantage.
  • Strong writing skills.
  •  Experience working in a newsroom is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working on advocacy initiatives is an advantage.
  • A second language is an advantage.

Please, find more details and apply here.