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Priyanka Borpujari

Priyanka Borpujari

Priyanka Borpujari was a reporter for The Diplomat‘s South Asia channel.

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:

Posts by Priyanka Borpujari
January 29, 2019

A Nun’s Rape and a Priest’s Mysterious Death Jolt Catholic Church in India

By Priyanka Borpujari
Will justice be done?

January 24, 2019

India’s Trans Community Faces Continued Discrimination

By Priyanka Borpujari
A new bill puts India’s transgender population under the threat of severe discrimination.
December 06, 2018

India’s Farmers March to the Hollow Halls of Parliament

By Priyanka Borpujari
India's farmers have had enough and are making their voices heard in the nation's capital.

August 15, 2018

Assam’s ‘Miya’: Proving You Are Indian

By Priyanka Borpujari
How India’s National Register of Citizens alienates Assam’s Bengali-speaking Muslims.

August 04, 2018

India's National Register of Citizens and Assam's Dilemma

By Priyanka Borpujari
What happens to the missing four million?

July 13, 2018

In Rajasthan, When Narendra Modi’s 'Vikaas' Needed Desperate Support

By Priyanka Borpujari
The Indian prime minister's touting of new schemes needed a little help in Rajasthan.
June 26, 2018

Killed for Protecting One's Land: Lessons From Thoothukudi

By Priyanka Borpujari
Violence in Thoothukudi highlights longstanding problems in India.

June 26, 2018

The Death of a Journalist in Kashmir

By Priyanka Borpujari
Shujaat Bukhari's killing casts a pall over Kashmir at a difficult time.

May 23, 2018

A Flight of Fancy: Is India Finally Taking Air Connectivity in the Northeast Seriously?

By Priyanka Borpujari
Could the BJP fly its way into a fantasy of a resource-rich Arunachal Pradesh?

May 09, 2018

Dying Young in Mumbai’s Slum Rehabilitation Camp

By Priyanka Borpujari
Mahul was supposed to be an escape from the slums. Then the sicknesses started.

May 08, 2018

The Privatization of Heritage: Why Corporate Funding To Restore Monuments Worries India

By Priyanka Borpujari
India's “Adopt a Heritage” scheme raises serious questions about historical and cultural integrity.
April 24, 2018

Will the Death Penalty Protect India’s Daughters From Rape?

By Priyanka Borpujari
Will more draconian punishment for rapists improve outcomes for Indian girls?

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