About Neha

Photo by Anushya Badrinath

Photo by Anushya Badrinath

I am an independent multimedia journalist based out of Delhi, with extensive reporting experience in India, Pakistan, Bhutan, America, Australia and Italy.

Since November 2014, I have been a freelance TV news producer at Al Jazeera English’s India bureau – covering domestic political, economic, environmental, social and feature stories for an international audience. I also do multimedia assignments for other international media. My photography has been featured in The Guardian, The New York Times, Al Jazeera English, The Telegraph and BillMoyers.com. My writing has featured on Al Jazeera English online and The Huffington Post.

Previously, I worked at the New York and UN bureaux of Al Jazeera English, as well as on the network’s flagship geopolitical show, Empire. I have also worked in the digital division of the multiple Emmy-award winning Public Affairs Television in New York, where I focused my reportage on issues of economic inequality.

Internationally — I have covered the rise in religious extremism in Pakistan and hate crimes against Indian students in Australia. In Italy, I have reported on the religious and personal struggles of homosexual Catholics. In Bhutan, I have written on and photographed the democracy education programmes of the government.

In India — I have covered conflict, trauma and human rights extensively, from sexual crimes against women and children to terror attacks and their aftermath for leading dailies, including the Hindustan Times and the India Today Group’s Mail Today. 

I am a Fulbright alumna, and have a Master’s from Columbia’s Journalism school (Broadcast specialization). As a student, I broke the story on the discrimination against Hispanic small business owners in New York City for The New York World. The story was picked up by NPR and The Huffington Post.

I also have a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia. My study focus was fragile states, and I was a Capstone consultant to the UN Department of Political Affairs on the crisis in the Sahel in West Africa.

 

 

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