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Dionne Bunsha

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Name  Dionne Bunsha

Role  Journalist
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Education  London School of Economics and Political Science
Books  Scarred: Experiments with Violence in Gujarat

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Dionne Bunsha is an award-winning journalist from Mumbai, India, who has written about suicide deaths among farmers, religious strife in India, human rights, threats to the Indian environment and a range of other crucial issues. She worked most recently for Frontline magazine. Bunsha is the author of Scarred: Experiments with Violence in Gujarat (2006).

Dionne Bunsha ABOUT Dionne Bunsha

Bunsha was born and raised in Mumbai, India. From 1995-1999, she was a reporter for The Times of India in Mumbai focusing on health, human rights and environmental issues. After graduate school, in 2001, she returned to journalism as a reporter for Frontline, writing about human rights, politics, wildlife conservation and climate change.

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Bunsha has won several awards for her writing. She was awarded two of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards in 2006-2007 for 'Environmental Reporting' and 'Books (Non-Fiction)', presented by the President of India A. P. J. Kalam; the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Journalism for Tolerance Prize for South Asia in 2005; the Sanskriti Award for Journalism in 2003; and the People’s Union for Civil Liberties Human Rights Award in 2003.

She has a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics (2000), and completed a diploma in Social Communications Media at the Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai, in 1995. In 2008 Bunsha was awarded a prestigious John S. Knight Fellowship for journalism at Stanford University, USA. In mid-2009 she enrolled as a PhD student in environmental studies at Simon Fraser University in Canada.


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