Guest: BBC World News year in review: How the world has become more dangerous for journalists

I was a guest on BBC World News, to talk about the state of press safety in India and the murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bangalore.

Video: https://vimeo.com/249221978

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Exclusive: Philip Morris Funded Anti-Smoking Foundation Targeting Public Health Leaders With Grants

New Delhi: I broke three stories relevant to the global health community, on the tobacco industry’s pursuit of public health leaders.

13 December 2017
“Exclusive: Philip Morris Funded Anti-Smoking Foundation Targeting Public Health Leaders With Grants”
https://thewire.in/204449/leaked-email-reveals-philip-morris-funded-anti-smoking-foundation-targeting-public-health-leaders-grants/

15 December 2017
“Public Health Leaders Ask to Be Removed From Mailing List of Foundation Offering Them Tobacco-Funded Grants”
https://thewire.in/205303/global-health-leaders-ask-to-be-removed-from-mailing-list-of-foundation-offering-them-tobacco-funded-grants/

24 December 2017
“Top Universities Reject Big Tobacco’s Research Funding While Harvard is ‘Discussing’ it”
https://thewire.in/207873/harvard-philip-morris-tobacco/

Panel: #WomenSpeakUp

Bangalore: I was invited to speak on the panel, ‘#WomenSpeakUp’ at the Orange Flower Awards in Bangalore.

How the University of California Is Fighting a Proxy Patent Battle for an Expensive Cancer Drug in India

New Delhi: The university appears to be representing pharmaceutical companies Pfizer, Medivation and Astellas in its patent battle. They aren’t telling the Delhi high court this, but they do talk about it in other documents.

https://thewire.in/188045/xtandi-ucla-patent-india-cancer-drug/

 

How Mukul Rohatgi Set the Cat Among Pigeons on Privacy, and Now Says He Didn’t Intend To

New Delhi: In August, a historic nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court ruled that Indians had a fundamental right to privacy. The matter had been pending in court for two years. The person who told the court that privacy was not a right in India, is former Attorney General of India, Mukul Rohatgi. His statement also stopped 21 other cases which were challenging the Indian government’s implementation of the Aadhaar project.

In a long interview with him soon after he left office he said, “I did not mean that, that privacy is nothing.”

Story: “How Mukul Rohatgi Set the Cat Among Pigeons on Privacy, and Now Says He Didn’t Intend To”
https://thewire.in/176316/mukul-rohatgi-aadhaar-privacy-supreme-court/

Transcript: “Interview: Former AG Mukul Rohatgi Says He Never Intended to Contest India’s Right to Privacy”
https://thewire.in/176528/former-ag-mukul-rohatgi-india-right-to-privacy/