Chitrangada Choudhury


Independent Journalist (Orissa, India), 

Local rights and the role of informed consent in ecological justice and sustainability   Judge

Chitrangada Choudhury is an independent multimedia journalist, based in the eastern Indian state of Orissa. Previously, she worked at The Indian Express and The Hindustan Times, two leading Indian national dailies, and the Guardian US. Choudhury has written for Columbia Journalism Review, Himal Southasian, The Caravan, Economic & Political Weekly, The Hindu and Mint. Her coverage of India has probed power and marginality in a country in flux. She has received multiple national and international reporting awards including the Sanksriti Award and the Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize. As a 2014-15 fellow with the Open Society Foundations, she chronicled the impact of resource conflicts on the lives of indigenous and rural communities in India’s forested mineral belt. She is interested in developing public-interest journalism initiatives for disenfranchised readers. Choudhury has an undergraduate degree in history from St.Stephen’s College, Delhi University.