Call for Fellowships: Research into online gender-based harassment
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Code for Africa (CfA) in partnership with Jigsaw, is offering research grants and technical support for evidence-driven analysis into online gender-based harassment against African women journalists and fact-checkers across 21 African countries.
The research fellowships come with a financial stipend, along with access to CfA’s in-house research desk, as well as forensic analysts, data scientists and open source intelligence (OSINT) researchers, and machine learning tools for social listening or data/network analysis.
The research fellows will compile evidence about online gender-based harassment into substantive public research reports that shines new light on the actors, networks, and motives behind online harassment and how it undermines the public participation of marginalised groups in the African continent.
The fellows’ research is intended to not only help African media and CSOs understand online gender-based harassment in their country/region but to establish ways in which they can combat the harassment. Proposals that focus on generating rapid and/or iterative outputs will be prioritised for this initial call (future calls will accommodate more complex or longer research projects).
Selected fellows will be invited to share their research at seminars or international events.
See here to learn more and apply.