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Luv Puri

Name  Luv Puri
Role  Journalist
Education  New York University

Luv Puri Luv Puri Journalist from Kashmir Aug 2007 Flickr

Books  Across the LoC: Inside Pakistan-administered Jammu and Kashmir

Luv Puri is an award-winning South Asian journalist and political analyst. He reported for various organisations including The Hindu for more than a decade. Puri has written and researched extensively on security issues, development issues with a special focus on Himalayan tribal communities, Pakistan, conflict in Jammu and Kashmir, natural disasters, displacement and done elaborate investigative work to expose human rights violations. He is the first journalist who was given permission to physically cross the Line of Control, a boundary that divides the two parts of Jammu and Kashmir, enabling him to report from earthquake affected areas of Pakistan and Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

Education

He majored in International Affairs at New York University and has studied Economics from Delhi University.Puri has also completed a Thomson Foundation course for senior journalists in Cardiff, U.K.

Awards

In 2006,he won the European Commission Award for Human Rights and Democracy and in 2005, he was commended by International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) for promoting the values of tolerance and religious freedom.

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He is the recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship and was also a fellow of International Visitors Program of the US Government in 2004. Puri has also been given Appan Menon Award for his work on Himalayan tribes in 2004.

Books

He authored the book Militancy in Jammu and Kashmir: The Uncovered Face, and had contributed several articles for academic publications. His second book Across the LoC: Inside Pakistan-administered Jammu and Kashmir, based on his work in Pakistan, was published by Penguin in November 2010 and Columbia University Press/Hurst in 2012.

References

Luv Puri Wikipedia


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