RESEARCH & REPORTS

I regularly advise major international media development and human rights organizations. This consulting work includes strategy development, conducting assessments, and writing policy reports. My areas of research and analysis include freedom of expression, media development, human rights, gender equality, religious freedom, and LGBTQI+ rights. Most of this research is for internal use only, but several of my reports are publicly available (links below). Current and past clients include Internews, International Media Support, European Journalism Centre, Rafto Foundation for Human Rights, KAICIID, Index on Censorship, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Arcus Foundation, and Cooperation for the Development of Emerging Countries (COSPE). If you’d like to collaborate on research and reports, get in touch.

The Arcus Foundation commissioned me to write this media analysis and strategy report to inform its Social Justice Program. The report analyzes 150 fully coded news media clips from South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Botswana, and Malawi. Arcus uses the methodology I created to produce similar reports in other regions.

Media Representation of LGBTQ People in Africa

In this report funded by the European Union, I conducted a news media analysis of LGBTQI+ coverage in Southern Africa with particular focus on Eswatini, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. The report was produced in partnership with the Southern Africa Litigation Centre, the Italian NGO COSPE, the Center for Civil and Political Rights, and local partners.

Out & Proud Media Guide

I earned a distinction for my master’s thesis at the University of Oxford. I researched and studied gender and development, mass media, and cyberpolitics as part of an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies. 

Networking Illicit Desire: Online and Offline Queer Community Identity Formation in the United Arab Emirates

As Index on Censorship’s Digital Policy Advisor, I wrote this and other policy papers and briefs analyzing and advocating for freedom of expression online. Part of this advocacy work included lobbying EU officials in Brussels.

Is the European Union heading in the right direction on digital freedom?