Since my last post, I have interviewed and been accepted onto the field dissertation programme for my LLM. This summer, I will be travelling to Tanzania to work with a human rights NGO in Dar es Salaam.
My primary research will focus on public expenditure, government transparency, and access to information. I am not exactly sure which angle I am going to take, but this work is going to form the basis of my dissertation. During my three months in Tanzania, I am also going to be assisting the NGO with various communications and information management tasks, such as updating their website and creating a social media presence. Even though I don’t have all the details worked out just yet, I am really looking forward to it.
I’m not sure exactly where I’ll be once the summer is over, but I am grateful to have the opportunity to move my career in the direction I’ve wanted to go all along. I am very drawn to issues surrounding information law and policy, and much of my coursework this term has focused on freedom of information legislation and the procedural right to information access. Next stop PhD?