Megha Rajagopalan is a journalist who writes on technology and the way it redefines our understanding of human rights. She was recently appointed as the World Correspondent for Buzzfeed News after being the China Bureau Chief since 2016. She was based in Beijing for six years, from 2012-2018, first for Reuters and then for BuzzFeed News which hired her to open and manage their first China bureau.
Megha's work mostly revolves around investigative projects. She was the first journalist to document the impacts of mass surveillance in western China's Xinjiang province, populated by Muslim Uyghurs [the second largest Muslim ethnic group in China], for which she won recognition at the 2018 Human Rights Press Awards.
She has covered stories like the Philippine President's chilling war on drugs, the involvement of the US government in encouraging it as well as the North Korean nuclear crisis.
She has also served on the board of the Foreign Correspondents Club of China, where she advocated on behalf of press freedom.
Megha works with organizations like the Coalition for Women in Journalism on a voluntary basis to give back to the global community of both citizen and professional journalists.