The 2009 World Affairs Fellows have been selected, and Philip Brasher has been named the 2009 Pulitzer Center World Affairs Journalism Fellow (WAJF). Brasher, who works for the daily Des Moines Register, plans to investigate the success of biotechnology in boosting food production in Kenya and South Africa.
The International Center for Journalists each year selects a handful of American journalists to report from abroad on stories of particular importance to their local communities.
Read about the other seven winners and their reporting projects.
About the fellowship: The World Affairs Fellowship program is funded by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation. The Pulitzer Center WAJF fellowship is sponsored by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, which provides multimedia reporting training to the WAJF Fellows and videography services to the Pulitzer WAJF Fellow. The fellowships offer funding for international journalism that connects global news with local U.S. communities. The program enables journalists to travel overseas for one to three weeks as they complete their project with almost all costs covered — from visas to travel, medical insurance, food and hotels.
Learn about previous Pulitzer WAJF Fellows:
2008: Matthew Hay Brown
2007: Antigone Barton
The Pulitzer Center continues to accept proposals for our general journalism grants on a rolling basis. These grants fund international travel costs associated with reporting projects on topics and regions of global importance, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream American media.