Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation
Associate Programme Officer
February 2014 — Present
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-Worked as an editorial intern for Tehelka, India's fastest growing investigative journalism magazine.
-Covered THiNK 2013, an eclectic conference focusing on human rights, gender issues, technological developments and political affairs. Wrote articles on a variety of issues, including the meeting of Mullah Abdul Zaeef, founding member of the Taliban and Robert Grenier, former director of the Counter-Terrorism Center of the CIA.
-Conducted and transcribed interviews for Tehelka's web magazine.
-In charge of updating Tehelka's social media handles (Facebook and Twitter).
-Covered cultural and social events, including the Durga Puja religious festival, which is widely described as the Rio Carnival of the East, and the Prayana dance festival, Eastern India's largest celebration of contemporary dance.
-During the Durga Puja festival, interviewed members of organising committees, judges, and members of the public to convey how the festival become a platform for social engagement and awareness.
-During the Prayana festival, wrote cultural articles and reviews on performances by India's most avant-garde dance troupe. Interviewed dancers from across India.
-Covered political events, including meetings of Bengali feminist groups.
-Won an annual Davis Peace Foundation grant for Voices of Kashmir, a project organising digital storytelling workshops in high schools throughout conflict torn Jammu and Kashmir.
-Collaborated with one other grant recipient/project leader in the conception, design, and implementation of this project, which combined the traditional art of storytelling with digital film-making. The workshops provided teenagers with technical know-how, as well as an opportunity to reflect on their multiple identities and address the day-to-day difficulties of living in an area of high political tension through dialogue and creative engagement.
-Coordinated an international team of filmmakers, organising logistics in Kashmir and developing the content and technical details of the individual workshops. Taught basics of script-writing, story-boarding, shooting and editing, producing a total of 35 short films.
-Worked as an editorial assistant for the Heptagon Post, an online journal concentrating on politics and security, based at the Department of War Studies at King's College. Edited, proofread and liaised with an international editorial team.
-Published articles on political and cultural issues, including international criminal justice, the political situation in the former Yugoslavia, and the the Venice Biennale.
-In charge of producing a daily bulletin in French and English for the Immediate Office of the Prosecutor covering recent media analysis of the tribunal as well as the political situation in Lebanon, Syria, and the Middle East.
-Assisted in the drafting of press releases in French and English surrounding the confirmation of the tribunal's first indictment, and the issuing of related arrest warrants.
-Researched, fact-checked, edited, and write articles for the International Section of France’s most prestigious newspaper.
-Earned a byline for a story on French expatriates displaced from Georgia during the 2008 South Ossetia war.
-Worked in the Evidence Unit and the Trial Support Unit of the Office of the Prosecutor.
-Assisted in the research and compilation of documents presented by prosecutors during court proceedings.
-Monitored and transcribed major trials of related to the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.