My book titled, ‘Community Radio Policies in South Asia: A Deliberative Policy Ecology Approach’, is now announced as part of the Palgrave Studies in Communication for Social Change series. Please find the announcement here:
This is my latest book chapter, ‘Deliberating Community Radio in India: A Policy Ethnography’, for the edited volume, Community Radio in South Asia: Reclaiming the Airwaves published by Routledge in 2020.
As part of the research team at Factly Media and Research, I worked on an international research report on Countering Misinformation (Fake news) in India: Solutions and Strategies.
The Report was a collaborative effort by Factly Media & Research (Factly) and the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), with inputs from First Draft News and Google.
I wrote about Millennials seeking to occupy space at the policy table here: “More often than not, we place the emphasis on the word ‘policy’, when in fact, the word ‘public’ is equally important. In a world where the digital is taking over the governance space, and corporations get a big slice of the policy pie, one wonders what is left of the ‘public’, as people need not necessarily want to occupy the digital space alone, to be governed. Any young public policy enthusiast must ask her/himself these questions, to understand the flow of power, both material and soft.
There’s a tiny bit of news that breaks through the rigmarole of applying for jobs and figuring out what next. I just signed my first book contract with Palgrave Macmillan. I cannot wait to work with the manuscript tempered with a lot of love 😀
I look at the Indian experience of Data in the context of security, the purview of the public, and the democratic mobility of Data, here
My stint at the Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute gave rise to a blogpost on Nepal’s community radio policy for the erstwhile CGCS Wire, which was then picked up by the World Bank blog.
I was then contacted by Media Asia, which picked it up yet again. All this served as a major encouragement for a budding researcher, early on, and will be cherished! Click here to read the article in Media Asia.
In 2014, I wrote for my favourite Himal Southasian on community radio in three countries of South Asia. Seeing my name in the special issue on ‘Growing Media, Shrinking Spaces’ was an exhilarating experience!
The blurb says, proponents of community radio have had varying experiences in different parts of Southasia and continue to carve out space for this media. Drawn from first insights from my field-visits, this long-form piece continues to remain a favourite!
First put out in 2013, and subsequently as improvised versions, the Community Radio – Continuous Improvement Toolkit (CRCIT) was worked on by a team I was part of.
The team worked with various groups that ensured that the toolkit was translated into other languages, and that it was peer reviewed rigorously.