Quezon City, 5 Jan 2012. Shujaat Bukhari, a former fellow of Asian Centre for Journalism, has taken over as Editor in Chief of Rising Kashmir, prominent English daily published from Srinagar, the capital of Indian’s Jammu and Kashmir.
Bukhari, who was until now working for The Hindu, a prestigious English daily from India, has quit the organisation after serving there for 15 years.
A journalist with hands-on experience of 20 years in covering the conflict, Bukhari has received number of fellowships and awards in recognition of his professional work. He was among ten world fellows who visited US in 2003 as part of a fellowship programme by World Press Institute Minnesota (USA). He has also been a fellow at East West Centre in University of Hawaii and of Asian Centre for Journalism (ACFJ) Singapore.
Bukhari earned his Masters in Journalism from Ateneo de Manila University as an ACFJ fellow. He is also the member of South Asia Media Commission besides being a visiting faculty at various universities. A widely-travelled journalist, Bukhari is currently working on his first book which deals with contemporary politics in Kashmir as also his experience of working in a conflict zone.