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Rest of World receives $200,000 grant from Ford Foundation

March 7, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

Rest of World has received a $200,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to expand its coverage of the impact of tech on everyday people.

The grant, which is made available through the foundation’s Future of Work(ers) program, will fund a one-year reporting fellowship at Rest of World designed to support coverage of tech’s relationship with labor, and report on the influence tech has on both the nature of work and the state of workers.

Ford Foundation’s support will make it possible to hire a team of reporters based in some of the regions of the world where tech is having some of the most pronounced impact, and is reshaping the definition of work, said Anup Kaphle, Rest of World’s editor-in-chief.

“With the grant, we are able to double down on our mission to challenge expectations about whose experience with tech truly matters, while allowing reporters who are native to the regions to tell the stories they understand the best,” Kaphle said in a statement.

Rest of World will be entirely responsible for selecting and hiring the four reporting fellows under this fellowship — one each in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America — to join the publication’s reporting team. The fellows will help shape Rest of World’s coverage of labor by contributing original ideas for stories and working alongside Rest of World’s reporters and editors based around the world.

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