CAJ and AKFC announce three international development reporting fellows

Aga Khan Foundation Canada and the Canadian Association of Journalists have announced the winners of this year’s Fellowships for International Development Reporting. Freelance journalist and Ottawa Citizen columnist Shannon Gormley, CTV’s Kayla Hounsell and freelance journalist Marc-André Sabourin will each receive $25,000 to report from the developing world.

Gormley will travel to Kiribati to report on the intersection of migration and international law for populations affected by climate change. Her reporting will be published by the Ottawa Citizen.

Hounsell’s project for CTV’s W5 will look at the long-term impacts of the Ebola outbreak. She will report from Liberia, a country that lost more lives than any other West African nation, with nearly 5,000 deaths.

Sabourin will explore a model of low-cost private education in Kenya, and its impacts on the quality of schooling for poor communities. His reporting will appear in L’actualité.