Surya Gangadharan

Surya Gangadharan is a senior Indian journalist with 30 years of experience in print and news television. He is the Chief Editor of Defence & Technology Magazine and was former International Affairs Editor at CNN IBN, a leading English language TV news channel. He has covered the Arab Spring beginning with the Tahrir Square uprising in Egypt and later the civil war in Syria. Other assignments include the civil war in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal and the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka. He was in Rwanda following the genocide and also in Somalia. He has worked in senior positions at NDTV, PTI, the Indian Express, India Today and has worked for the Straits Times Group in Singapore.



Nava Thakuria

Nava Thakuria covers India's north-east region and neighbouring countries such as Bhutan, Burma and Bangladesh. He is based in Guwahati, Assam and is General Secretary of Journalists’ Forum Assam, a respected media organisation in the north-east. He has been in the journalism profession for nearly 24 years and has extensively covered the situation in Assam and other states in the north-east. His major international reporting assignments include a ground report from Bhutan as the country was bracing itself for democracy, a report on social impact of situation in Myanmar and he also covered Copenhagen Global Climate Summit in Denmark. Besides conflict reporting, he has also keen interest in social and healthcare related issues. He took a three-week long media training programme on HIV/AIDS coverage at Indiana University, USA.


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