Priyanka Borpujari » IWMF Alumni

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Priyanka Borpujari --

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Journalist Freelance

Priyanka Borpujari is an independent journalist who has been reporting on issues of human rights violations, forceful land grab, indigenous peoples’ rights, environment, and health and religion from different corners of India. Her work has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Times of India, Al Jazeera, Tehelka, Scroll and Global Post, among others. She was named the 2012-2013 IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow, and exhibited her photojournalism work titled “The Human Cost of India’s Race to Development” across American universities. In 2015, she was one of the India-Germany Media Ambassadors and a guest journalist with the German political weekly Die Zeit. Most recently, she was a Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence at Nazareth College in Rochester NY, USA, where she taught a course titled “Media and Human Rights”. She is the founder of The Kali Writes Project, which is aimed at healing through writing, and has conducted workshops with Muslim teenage girls, South African women, and male inmates at a correctional facility in Rochester. She is based in Mumbai, India, and speaks six languages.


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