Hello! my name is Kunāl Majumder

I'm a press freedom and journalist safety advocate focused on press freedom, politics, democracy, and media capture. Currently, I'm on study leave from my role as the India Representative of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and a Knight Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, exploring the intersection of press freedom and public policy. I advise the Impulse Model Press Lab in Shillong (Meghalaya) and am empanelled as visiting faculty for journalism at Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi. Since starting my journalism career in 2006, I've worked with Tehelka, Indian Express, Rajasthan Patrika, VICE, and Zee Media. My work has earned me the UNFPA-Laadli Award for Gender Sensitivity, Jan Mitra Award and the Statesman Award for Rural Reporting, apart from being selected with EU Visitors' Programme and Foreign Correspondents' Programme. Beyond journalism, I'm deeply interested in Tibetan Buddhism as both a practitioner and an academic. You can reach me at mail[at]kunalmajumder[dot]com.
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