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H R Venkatesh

H R Venkatesh ('19)

ICFJ Knight Fellow, New Delhi

How might news organizations collaborate on fighting disinformation in communities with multiple languages, low literacy and limited internet access?

H R Venkatesh is an Indian journalist with more than 16 years experience. As an International Center for Journalists Knight Fellow in India, he works on countering disinformation and bias and works to reinvent coverage of critical health and developmental issues. He is also the founder of NetaData, a journalism project that seeks to bridge divides by creating safe spaces for debate. He is the lead organizer of the Hacks/Hackers chapter in New Delhi. In 2015, he was the editor at The Quint, and before that, director of communications at Change.org India. He was also a senior anchor at CNN-IBN for nine years. In 2009, he was a Chevening Scholar at the University of Oxford, where he earned a degree in Indian studies. He also earned degrees from Symbiosis and Bangalore universities. He is a native of Bangalore.

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Posts by Venkatesh

The world needs a new journalism project

Journalism, as it is currently celebrated and taught, is too US-centric. (5 minute read)

The solution to digital pollution is a global ‘Information Consensus’

Think of it as Universal Declaration of Human Rights…for information. (5 minute read)

Rethinking journalism at Stanford and other adventures

A meditation in five spurts. (5 minute read)

Read @netadata on Medium.

Information on this page is from the fellowship year.