Anubha Bhonsle

Anubha Bhonsle


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Anubha Bhonsle is an award-winning journalist from India. She is the Executive Editor, CNN-News18, currently based in Washington, D.C, where she is continuing her work on the intersection of gender, violence and development as a Fulbright Humphrey Fellow. Anubha is the author of Mother, Where’s My Country, a work of reportage from Manipur, a state that lives under the shadow of the gun. She has a body of work reporting for 17 odd years on politics and conflict.

In recent years, she has worked extensively from areas of strife in Jammu & Kashmir and India’s North East, home to multiple insurgencies, where she focused on the intersection of civil society movements, gender and human rights. She is a recipient of the Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Woman Media Person in 2014 for a body of work that included uncovering a litany of terror and rape in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar. The Jury at the New York Film Festival has commended her reportage from Manipur that uncovered extra-judicial killings by the Armed Forces. She is a recipient of the prestigious Ramnath Goenka award for her work on funding of political parties.

Anubha has previously worked for NDTV and The Indian Express. She is also a contributor to Wilson Centre, Women Under Siege and the Atlantic Magazine. She tweets at @anubhabhonsle and much of her work can be found on

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