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Anuradha Bhasin

Anuradha Bhasin
Lyle and Corrine Nelson International Fellow
Srinagar, India

Anuradha Bhasin is executive editor of the Kashmir Times, one of the oldest English dailies in the region of Jammu and Kashmir, India. 

Under her leadership, the newspaper has continued to maintain an independent voice despite many threats and intimidations from state and non-state actors amidst an ongoing violent conflict. When the government of India blocked internet and phone service in the region in 2019, Bhasin launched a court challenge while leading her newsroom through finding ways to keep publishing in spite of the blackout. More targeted efforts to intimidate Bhasin and colleagues continued, including raids on their homes and offices and forcing the Kashmir Times to vacate its Srinagar offices and stop publishing one of its editions. 

Bhasin has worked at the Times her entire journalism career, starting out as a reporter trainee. She was among the first journalists to have done in depth investigation into the impact of landmines on the lives of the people living on the borders and psychological impact of the Kashmir conflict.