The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

South Asia

1 April 2023 –31 March 2024

Aditi Tandon

Aditi is the Production Editor at Mongabay India, an environment news portal. She has over 15 years of experience in journalism and communications. She is also a fact-checking trainer with the Google News Initiative India Training Network and has been tracking growing misinformation about climate change in India.

Amitabh Sinha

Amitabh Sinha is Deputy Editor at The Indian Express. He has been a journalist for 23 years, and has previously worked with Press Trust of India, Reuters and BBC. At The Indian Express, where he has spent more than 15 years, Amitabh writes mainly on climate change and science, two very vast fields that cover a range of topics.

Anoushka Dalmia

Anoushka Dalmia is a data-driven investigative journalist with a focus on socio-economic health. She is a Special Correspondent & Trainer with DataLEADS.

Ansgar Graw

Ansgar Graw is a German journalist and publicist. He assumed directorship of the Singapore-based Media Programme Asia of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in August 2021. In Berlin, he has observed German domestic and foreign policy over many years.

Arun Karki

Based in Nepal, Arun is a leading data journalist, trainer and the founder of the Center for Data Journalism Nepal (CDJN). Since 2020, he has spearheaded various data-driven reporting projects, including COVID-19 data reporting and climate investigations, employing open-source intelligence.

Chandrani Sinha

Chandrani Sinha is an independent multimedia journalist, currently based in Guwahati city of Assam India. She covers the eastern corridor of India along with all the North-Eastern states including West Bengal and Odisha.

Dr. S. Sreekesh

Dr. Sreekesh is an Associate professor at the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India and also a member of expert committee of 2 National missions of Climate change namely National Mission of Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change and National Mission on Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem.

Hasibur Rahman

Hasibur is the Executive Director at Management and Resources Development Initiative (MRDI) and leads with a deep understanding of Bangladeshi news media, in developing a strong and independent media that exercises excellence in journalism, through research, training and production-based practical learning.

Iftekhar Mahmud

Iftekhar is a special correspondent at Daily Prothom Alo and a seasoned environment and climate change journalism expert both in newspapers and on the web. He has reported on the environment, climate change, food security, and all other natural and social sciences in national and international newspapers.

Kamal Siddiqi

Kamal is the Director of Media Unlimited and was previously the Director of the Centre for Excellence in Journalism at the Institute of Business Administration, where he worked for over five years and helped the center focus on sustainability.

Lubna Jerar Naqvi

With over two decades experience as a Journalist and Fact Checker, Lubna is currently the Pakistan Gender Coordinator of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and an IFJ Council Member for Gender 2022-2025.

Md. Badruddoza Babu

Md. Babu is an award-winning producer and investigative journalist who is also the Head of Investigative Journalism Help Desk at the MRDI. With 21 years of experience in journalism, he has worked for many media organisations and received many accolades for his journalistic efforts against corruption and crime.

Md. Ziaul Haque

Md. Haque is the Director (Air Quality Management) at the Department of Environment (DoE), Government of Bangladesh. He is an expert in the domain of environmental and climate change laws and policies.

Prof. Ainun Nishat

Prof. Nishat is a pioneering expert on water resource management and climate change in Bangladesh. Currently, he is involved in BRAC University as Professor Emeritus and is engaged in carrying out diversified research projects in the field of climate change and the environment.

Prof. Mizan R. Khan

Prof. Khan is the Deputy Director at the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), one of the leading research and capacity-building organisations working on climate change and development in Bangladesh.

Prof. Sharmind Neelormi

She is a professor of economics at Jahangirnagar University and a leading expert on climate and gender justice in Bangladesh. Her areas of expertise include climate adaptation, with a particular focus on community-based activities, disaster risk reduction and the gender aspects of adaptation and mitigation.

Rafiqul Islam Montu

An award-winning Bangladeshi freelance journalist and a pioneer of coastal journalism in Bangladesh, Rafiqul writes reports on issues such as climate change, disasters, women’s and children’s rights, land rights, border disputes, environment, humanitarian, civic services, and development for National and International media.

Rintu Thomas

Rintu Thomas is an Academy Award-nominated, Peabody Award-winning Indian filmmaker, whose decade-long body of work sits at the intersection of storytelling as both an art and a conversation. Her recent feature documentary 'Writing With Fire' was India's first feature documentary to be nominated for an Oscar.

Shahzeb Jillani

A multimedia journalist, broadcaster and editor, Shahzeb has worked with leading media outlets in senior editorial and managerial roles producing compelling, high quality, original content for digital, TV and radio.

Subhra Priyadarshini

Subhra Priyadarshini is the Editor in Chief of Nature India and Nature Portfolio's globally supported projects. She has been a science and environment journalist for close to 25 years, working with various Indian and global media houses.

Syed Nazakat

Syed Nazakat is an award-winning Indian journalist, media entrepreneur, founder of DataLEADS. He leads DataLEADS in New Delhi, as well as oversees its outreach across Asia with different partners, including with Google News Initiative.

Syeda Rizwana Hasan

Syeda is a lawyer of the Bangladesh Supreme Court and the chief executive of Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA). Over the past 20 years, she has been advocating for environmental protection on issues such as deforestation, pollution, unregulated shipbreaking, illegal appropriation of wetlands, cutting of hills, unregulated mining, unplanned urbanisation, commercial shrimp cultivation, and illegal land development in Bangladesh.

Zofeen Ebrahim

Zofeen has written extensively on development issues including climate change, water, energy, renewables, sanitation, health, women’s health, diseases etc., and its impact on lives. She is an independent journalist and was previously Pakistan editor at The Third Pole.