December, 2016

Siddharth Varadarajan, Founding Editor of The Wire inaugurated Ashoka’s Media Lab

Siddharth Varadarajan, who is the Founding Editor of The Wire, paid a visit to Ashoka University on Tuesday, November 29th. Mr. Varadarajan formally inaugurated the Media Lab at Ashoka, after which he was interviewed by Prof. Vaiju Naravane and her journalism students in the Media Lab.

Mr. Varadarajan’s talk centred around media and censorship in India and the 21st century world.

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He is the former Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu, and has worked at the Times of India. He is the recipient of several awards including the Ramnath Goenka Award for Journalist of the Year (2010) and the Bernardo O’Higgins Order by the President of Chile (2006).

A graduate from LSE and Columbia University, Mr. Varadarajan has taught Economics at New York University and Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory, Shiv Nadar University. Furthermore, he has edited the book The Making of a Tragedy, that contains accounts of violence against Muslims in Gujarat.

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