Jackee Budesta Batanda, a Ugandan journalist for the Global Press Institute, has been chosen as the 2011-12 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The fellowship was created by friends and family of Elizabeth Neuffer, a reporter who was killed in Iraq in 2003. The fellowship, administered by the International Women’s Media Foundation, aims to promote international understanding of human rights and social justice and create an opportunity for women journalists to enhance their craft.
During her seven-month fellowship Batanda will spend time at MIT’s Center for International Studies. She will also work with journalists at the New York Times and the Boston Globe.
Batanda is a graduate of Makerere University in Uganda and holds a master’s degree from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.