Ritu Sarin, one of Asia’s top journalists, has been appointed to the board of the International Association of Investigative Journalists.
SarinExecutive Editor of News and Investigations The Indian Express The group has been a significant contributor to many of ICIJ’s most influential projects, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Panama PapersPandora Papers and more recently, the Deforestation Inc. investigation.
“As a long-term ICIJ member and one of Asia’s most respected investigative journalists, she will bring deep experience and knowledge to the board,” said rona murphY, Chairman of the ICIJ Board.
“She is very brave,” said Fergus Shiel, managing editor of the ICIJ. “His team takes on India’s most powerful men without batting an eyelid.”
Sareen’s work focuses on internal security, money laundering and corruption.
As a member of the ICIJ since 1999, Sareen witnessed the organization’s transformation from a networking group to an independent global newsroom that has exposed international crime and corruption.
He worked at ICIJ offshore leaks, swiss leekThe Panama Papers, Paradise Papers, transplant files And finsen files,
He has also served on the organization’s Network Committee, which sets membership standards, develops guiding principles, and vets proposed members.
As a board member, Sarin will help shape ICIJ’s strategic vision and ensure its financial health.
“I can give a membership perspective,” said Sarin, 62, of New Delhi. “Members are the most important stakeholders, and they are looking for involvement.”
This could mean providing more training and discussion opportunities so that members feel connected to the mission, even when they are not actively working on a project, Sarin said.
Sareen has been recognized with several awards including the prestigious International Press Institute Awards For excellence in journalism. She was the 2007 Ramnath Goenka Journalist of the Year.
she is the author of The Panama Papers: The Untold India Story of the Trailblazing Global Offshore Investigation.
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She replaces Pulitzer Prize-winning Mexican journalist and ICIJ member Alejandra Zainik von Bertrab Wilhelm, who has served on the board since 2018.
“Zanic has been a highly valued part of the ICIJ community for many years, and provides a vital link between the Board and ICIJ’s journalist network,” Murphy said.
“ICIJ members are critical to our success, and we are excited that Ritu will continue to bring the valuable perspective of our members to the organization’s operations.”
sarin joined MurphySecretary Alexander Papachristou, treasurer Birgit Reichmore members tom steinberg, Dapo OlorunyomiAnd Tony Norman riding.