Academic Fellowships

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Yahoo! International Values, Communications, Technology, and Global Internet Fellowship Fund at Georgetown University

The fellowship program at Georgetown University was established in 2007, and supports the education and research activities of an annual Yahoo! Fellow in Residence and two Junior Yahoo! Fellows. The Yahoo! Fellows come from around the world, from diverse sectors (including corporations, government, academia, and civil society), and are responsible for multi-disciplinary research that explores how diverse international values apply to the development and use of new communications technologies, with a focus on Brazil, Russia, India and China.

Our Fellows at Georgetown University

2012-2013 | Francesca Musiani

Francesca Musiani is the 2012-2013 Yahoo ! Fellow in Residence at Georgetown University and an affiliate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University. She is completing her PhD at the Center for the Sociology of Innovation (CSI), MINES ParisTech/CNRS, where she is a research engineer. Francesca’s project will explore the technical and political debates concerning the development of a global alternative infrastructure for the Internet (e.g. the "alternative DNS" debates). She is an active contributor to French Internet-and-Society blogs Silicon Maniacs and Labs Hadopi, and has recently co-authored books on net neutrality and on authorship in the digital age.

2011-2012 | Séverine Arsène

Dr. Séverine Arsène is a Researcher, Internet / China at Laboratoire Communication et Politique, France. As the 2011-2012 Yahoo ! Fellow, her project explored how different notions of modernity across the globe are contextually based and how these varied representations shaped the uses of social media, more specifically, as a tool for online protests. Dr. Arsène received her Ph.D in political science from Sciences Po Paris. Prior to the Yahoo! Fellowship, she was an Assistant lecturer at the University of Lille 3, France in the Department of Information and Communication where she taught courses on information technologies.

2010-2011 | Han-Teng Liao

Han-Teng has advised policy-makers, librarians, researchers, students and industrial members about the various implications of the Internet through his experience as a consultant to Ofcom (the UK communications regulator), a project manager of OSSF (Open Source Software Foundry), and one of the earliest bloggers in Taiwan. While a Doctoral Fellow at the Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica he finished his dissertation for the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. His current research explores how geolinguistic and geocultural approach can inform the debates on the dynamics of International values and the Internet development, with a focus on China and India in Asia. Learn more about Han-Teng's work here.

2009-2010 | Evgeny Morozov

EEvgeny Morozov is the author of The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom. He is currently a visiting scholar at Stanford University and a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. Evgeny is a contributing editor to Foreign Policy and runs the magazine's influential and widely-quoted "Net Effect" blog about the Internet's impact on global politics.  Prior to his Yahoo! Fellowship, he was a fellow at George Soros's Open Society Institute, where he remains on the board of the Information Program . Before moving to the US, Evgeny was based in Berlin and Prague, where he was Director of New Media at Transitions Online, a media development NGO active in 29 countries of the former Soviet bloc. Evgeny's work has appeared in The Economist, Newsweek, The Washington Post, The International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, Slate, Le Monde, The San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Review, Foreign Policy, Project Syndicate, Dissent and many other publications. He has appeared on CNN, CBS, SkyNews, CBC, Al Jazeera International, France 24, Reuters TV, NPR, BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service. To hear a TED talk given by Evgeny, click here.

2008-2009 | Gaurav Mishra

Gaurav studied at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, held senior marketing roles at the Tata Group and co-founded Vote Report India. Gaurav is also the author of Gauravonomics, one of the most widely read blogs on India, social media and social change. Gaurav is currently the Asia VP  of Insights, Innovation & Social at MSLGROUP. Click here to listen to Gaurav talk about his work.

2007-2008 | Dr. Irene Wu

Dr. Wu is the Consumer Research Advisor in the Consumer and Governmental Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). She is also a member of the White House Task Force on Smart Disclosure. Read more about her work.

Yahoo! International Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University

In 2006, we established the Yahoo! International Journalism Fellowship at Stanford to support the work of journalists from countries in which there are serious challenges to a free press.

Our Fellows at Stanford University

2012-2013| Maria Lilly Delgado

Maria Lilly Delgado began her journalism career in 1992 in Nicaragua. She reported on a tsunami that devastated the country’s entire Pacific Coast and the violence that accompanied governmental and social transitions following a decade of revolution and war. She has worked as a television news reporter and producer for Televicentro Canal 2, a nationwide channel.  She covered politics and social movements and later led the TV Noticias news programs, anchoring the main evening edition. Along the way, Delgado earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Central American University in 1995. She also started her own company, which produced a live interview program called “Lives and Confessions.” Since 2006, she has been a freelance reporter and producer for Univision Network in Managua.

2011-2012 | Judith Torrea

Judith Torrea is a Spanish journalist, blogger and author. She began her journalism career at Diario de Navarra, and then went on to work at El Mundo in Madrid, Euronews in France and in 1997, The Texas Observer. She has covered the Mexico-U.S. border for 15 years, nine of them for EFE News Agency in Spain and Univision Online. She also covered New York City Hall for El Diario La Prensa and was a senior writer for People en Español magazine. Judith then returned to Mexico and started the blog "Ciudad Juarez, in the Shadow of Drug Trafficking," which won a 2011 BOB Award, an international blog competition. She has also won the José Marti Award and the 2010 Ortega y Gasset Prize. She is the author of "Juárez en la Sombra," published in Spain, México and Perú.

2010-2011 | Karelia Vázquez

Karelia Vázquez is a journalist born and raised in Cuba. She spent the early part of her journalism career there before moving to Spain where she was able to report and write with greater freedom. Since 1999, she has been based in Madrid, where she has written for Diario El Pais, Spain’s leading newspaper, Marie Claire Spain, and was a founding member of, the digital version of Encuentro de la Cultura Cubana Magazine. Click here to learn more about her story.

2009-2010 | Nadia Trinidad

Nadia Trinidad is a senior correspondent at the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Company in Manila, Philippines, and plans to study the psychological and sociological aspects of corruption in the media and design a manual to help news organizations mitigate the problem. Trinidad was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. She earned her bachelor's degree from Ateno de Manila University. She began her journalism career in 1997 as a reporter for a local TV network, Associated Broadcasting Company (ABC-5). In 1998, she became an economics reporter for ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp., the country's largest television network. Since 2002, she has been their Manila-based senior political correspondent, covering the bombings by separatist rebels in southern Philippines, the rise and fall of presidents through a "People Power" revolution, and the impeachment attempts and corruption scandals hounding the current administration. She has produced also several shows, including a newscast for overseas Filipinos and a political talk show.

2008-2009 | Abebe Gellaw

Abebe Gellaw is the founding editor of the Addis Ababa Voice and a career journalist who was a prisoner of conscience under the Meles regime in Ethiopia and then exiled to London. Abebe began his career as a freelance writer focusing on human rights and political issues. He then founded an independent, biweekly newspaper, Addis Express, which by early 1996, was forced to close down by the government. He has been a senior reporter and columnist for the Ethiopian Herald, a radio producer and broadcaster for Health Africa, the managing editor of New Vision, and a regular contributor and columnist for major Ethiopian cyber media outlets such as, and Click here to learn more about his story.

2007-2008 | Violet Gonda

Violet Gonda is a television and radio journalist from Zimbabwe. Her research focused on the development of media in emerging markets. Violet is currently a correspondent for SW Radio South Africa, which broadcasts uncensored news about Zimbabwe back into the country by any means necessary, including text messaging. Her programs include Newsreel, a daily news bulletin, and Hot Seat, which, true to its name, often features direct and occasionally confrontational conversations with world leaders. To hear Violet in action, please click here for her interview with Robert Charamba, the Mugabe regime's spokesperson. To learn more about Zimbabwe, see here for her conversation with President Jimmy Carter about the Elders and their humanitarian mission to Zimbabwe.

2006-2007 | Imtiaz Ali

Imtiaz Ali's research focused on the role of the news media in the growing divide between the West and the Muslim world since 9/11. As a Pakistani (Pashtun) journalist, Imtiaz Ali has reported on Al Qaeda, Taliban and militancy in the country's Tribal areas and Frontier Province for many publications including the BBC, London's Telegraph and the Washington Post. He has also worked for Pakistan's premier dailies, The News and Dawn. Since 9/11, Imtiaz has reported extensively on the rising Taliban's militancy and Pakistan's military operations against al-Qaeda operatives and their local tribesmen supporters in the tribal region. Imtiaz was born and raised in a traditional Pashtun family in Pakistan's Frontier Province, and earned his master's degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Peshawar, and was named a Yale World Fellow in 2008.