Friday, May 8, 2020
9:30am – 11:00am
In search of authentic stories and a deeper understanding, Barkha Dutt decided to step outside the studio and was on the road for 50 days, while COVID-19 raged in India. She went to the frontline of the pandemic, meeting migrants walking hundreds of miles to reach home; interviewing religious clerics, accused of being "superspreaders"; reaching hospitals to observe what it means to treat COVID patients; reporting on deepening hunger and even death.
We continue our COVID in South Asia Seminar Series with a presentation from, and conversation with, Barkha Dutt, an award-winning senior Indian journalist and a former Meera and Vikram Gandhi Fellow at Brown.
Barkha Dutt is an award-winning TV journalist, anchor and columnist with more than two decades of reporting experience. She is India’s only Emmy-nominated journalist who has won multiple national and international awards, including the Padmashri, which is India’s fourth highest civilian honour. Barkha graduated from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi with a degree in English Literature. She did her Master's in Journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York.