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Appointment of new Director of the Fellowship Programme

13 Jul 2017

We are very pleased to announce that Meera Selva has been appointed as Director of the Journalism Fellowship Programme from September 2017. 

Meera is an accomplished senior journalist with experience in Europe, Asia and Africa. She joins us from Handelsblatt Global where she has been working out of Singapore, having helped launch this digital daily business paper in Berlin in 2014. Her previous experience includes several years as a London based correspondent for the Associated Press, and three years as Africa correspondent for the Independent based in Nairobi, along with stints in business journalism at a range of publications including the Daily Telegraph.

Meera knows Oxford and the Reuters Institute well. She studied for an MPhil in European Politics at St Antony’s College, was a journalist fellow at the Institute in 2007-8 where she conducted research on media coverage of the Darfur crisis and worked as the first Oxford-based English language editor of the European Journalism Observatory website in 2013-14.

Meera Selva succeeds Dr James Painter who has done such a great job heading the fellowship programme since 2009 and is now moving to focus full time on his research and teaching interests.