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Priyanka Borpujari

Priyanka Borpujari

Priyanka Borpujari has reported extensively on issues of human rights and justice from different corners of India, El Salvador and Indonesia. Her work has appeared in various international and Indian news publications like Al Jazeera, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, The Hindu and others. She was named the 2012-2013 IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow to recognise her journalism covering issues of human rights, and was a research scholar at MIT. During the fellowship she also exhibited her photojournalism on ‘The Hidden Cost of India’s Race to Development’. In 2015, Borpujari was one of the India-Germany Media Ambassadors and a guest journalist with the German political weekly Die Zeit. In early 2016, she was a Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY, USA, where she taught a course on media and human rights. View her work here: https://priyankaborpujari.contently.com/

India Learns That the Smallest Coffins Are Often the Heaviest
April 17, 2018
India Learns That the Smallest Coffins Are Often the Heaviest
What will it take for India to finally see its girls and women as human beings?
India Learns That the Smallest Coffins Are Often the Heaviest
How the Indian Government Polices Journalists To Curb 'Fake News'
April 07, 2018
How the Indian Government Polices Journalists To Curb 'Fake News'
India's push to regulate "fake news" lays bare the poor state of press freedom in the country.
How the Indian Government Polices Journalists To Curb 'Fake News'
Could a Plastic Ban Revivify India's Urban Marine Environments?
March 30, 2018
Could a Plastic Ban Revivify India's Urban Marine Environments?
Newly hatched sea turtles give Mumbai a glimpse of what might be possible with a plastic ban.
Could a Plastic Ban Revivify India's Urban Marine Environments?
A New Religion in India? Karnataka's Lingayats Seek Recognition
March 22, 2018
A New Religion in India? Karnataka's Lingayats Seek Recognition
The state government of Karnataka has granted a separate religion tag to the Lingayats.
A New Religion in India? Karnataka's Lingayats Seek Recognition
As Lenin Falls in Tripura, Farmers Unite, Keeping Revolutionary Zeal Alive in India
March 13, 2018
As Lenin Falls in Tripura, Farmers Unite, Keeping Revolutionary Zeal Alive in India
What do two events -- the fall of a statue of Lenin and a massive parade -- tell us about the future of Indian politics?
As Lenin Falls in Tripura, Farmers Unite, Keeping Revolutionary Zeal Alive in India
Two Deaths in India and the Death of Serious News
March 04, 2018
Two Deaths in India and the Death of Serious News
Madhu and Sridevi—the coverage of their deaths reveals the grotesque truth about the state of broadcast news in India.
Two Deaths in India and the Death of Serious News
All These Years Later, Do Not Forget the Kunan-Poshpora Mass Rapes
February 24, 2018
All These Years Later, Do Not Forget the Kunan-Poshpora Mass Rapes
The Indian Army's violence against Kashmiri women must be etched in the history books.
All These Years Later, Do Not Forget the Kunan-Poshpora Mass Rapes
The Unequal Fates of Big and Small Loan Defaulters in India
February 20, 2018
The Unequal Fates of Big and Small Loan Defaulters in India
Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi are the latest Indian bigwigs to default and abscond.
The Unequal Fates of Big and Small Loan Defaulters in India
Love in the Time of Patriarchy: 'Love Jihad' in India
February 09, 2018
Love in the Time of Patriarchy: 'Love Jihad' in India
The murder of 23-year-old photographer Ankit Saxena reveals India’s dirty underbelly of religious and caste intolerance.
Love in the Time of Patriarchy: 'Love Jihad' in India
<em>Padmaavat</em> and Beyond: India is Being Terrorized by Those Intolerant of Movies With Mythical Female Figures
January 28, 2018
Padmaavat and Beyond: India is Being Terrorized by Those Intolerant of Movies With Mythical Female Figures
The Karni Sena's furor reveals India's contemporary struggles with free expression and bigoted chauvinism.
Padmaavat and Beyond: India is Being Terrorized by Those Intolerant of Movies With Mythical Female Figures
Could 3 Young Men Upstage Modi’s 'Development' in Gujarat?
December 12, 2017
Could 3 Young Men Upstage Modi’s 'Development' in Gujarat?
The upcoming assembly elections in Gujarat may be a moment of truth for Narendra Modi and the BJP.
Could 3 Young Men Upstage Modi’s 'Development' in Gujarat?
India Has a Problem With Revering Mythical Women
December 01, 2017
India Has a Problem With Revering Mythical Women
A recent controversy over a Bollywood film highlights why revering mythical women can accentuate existing gender inequities in India.
India Has a Problem With Revering Mythical Women
Floods, Droughts, and India's Uncertain Climate Future
November 24, 2017
Floods, Droughts, and India's Uncertain Climate Future
Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, and hundreds of smaller cities may be condemned to catastrophic annual climate events.
Floods, Droughts, and India's Uncertain Climate Future
Is Delhi Willing To Save Its Choking Lungs?
November 20, 2017
Is Delhi Willing To Save Its Choking Lungs?
Delhi's 'deadly smoke' has returned.
Is Delhi Willing To Save Its Choking Lungs?
#MeToo and #HimToo Come to India
November 06, 2017
#MeToo and #HimToo Come to India
India's feminists are divided in the wake of a global phenomenon aimed at serial sexual harassers.
#MeToo and #HimToo Come to India
A Game of Votes in India: Gag Orders Precede Elections in Rajasthan
October 30, 2017
A Game of Votes in India: Gag Orders Precede Elections in Rajasthan
An ordinance and bill in Rajasthan threatens India's free press and highlights worrying trends.
A Game of Votes in India: Gag Orders Precede Elections in Rajasthan
India Prefers a Hazy Diwali to a Safe One
October 21, 2017
India Prefers a Hazy Diwali to a Safe One
Despite a Supreme Court ban on fireworks, old habits prevailed.
India Prefers a Hazy Diwali to a Safe One
Misunderstanding Consent: When Indian Courts Interpret a Woman’s 'No' as a 'Yes'
October 13, 2017
Misunderstanding Consent: When Indian Courts Interpret a Woman’s 'No' as a 'Yes'
Even in India's courts, blaming the victim continues to take precedence over a woman’s consent.
Misunderstanding Consent: When Indian Courts Interpret a Woman’s 'No' as a 'Yes'
Silencing Dissenters in India: Can the Media Fight Back? 
October 05, 2017
Silencing Dissenters in India: Can the Media Fight Back? 
Can the Indian media take on those who'd see dissenters -- like Gauri Lankesh -- silenced?
Silencing Dissenters in India: Can the Media Fight Back? 
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