East Africa Consultant
CPJ East Africa Consultant Rhodes served as CPJ's Africa Program Coordinator from 2007 to 2010. He began his journalism career in 2001 as a writer at NewsAfrica magazine in London and as a contributor to a local radio station. Rhodes moved to Khartoum, Sudan, in 2002 to work as a university professor and a contributor for the Integrated Regional Information Network. In 2004, he helped initiate southern Sudan's first independent newspaper, The Juba Post, in Juba, and was the editor of the paper for more than two years while also a contributor for the BBC. He wrote and edited several pieces for Small Arms Survey, UNICEF, and UNDP during his stay in Sudan. He is a graduate of history from the University of Massachusetts and has a master's degree in African Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.