World Press Freedom Day 2019
PhD candidate, Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Gayathry Venkiteswaran is a PhD candidate at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, where she is also an Assistant Professor, teaching media and politics. Her research focus is on media reforms in Southeast Asia. Prior to this, she was executive director of the Bangkok-based Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) for five years. Before joining SEAPA, she was co-director of the Malaysian press freedom organisation, the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) for seven years, had a stint as a journalist for five years and taught media history and journalism in a number of private colleges and universities. She has an MA (International Relations) from the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Mass Communication from Universiti Sains Malaysia. She is co-editor of a book on media in transition in Myanmar, and co-author of a Southeast Asia Cambridge University Press series on media and politics in Southeast Asia.