Swati Chaturvedi is an Indian journalist. She has worked for various Indian newspapers and channels, like The Statesman, Indian Express, Hindustan Times, The Tribune, NDTV.com, DailyO and The Wire and Gulf News. She has also published two books; her first book is Daddy’s Girl; her second book is titled I am a Troll: Inside the Secret World of the BJP’s Digital Army. Swati Chaturvedi won the Prize for Courage, in 2018, awarded by Reporters without borders for journalism in a hostile environment. This received coverage all over the world. Gulf News, AFP.
Chaturvedi won the Press Freedom Award for Courage, given annually by Reporters without Borders. The freelance reporter won the award for her book I am a Troll: Inside the Secret World of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Digital Army.
The organisation said Chaturvedi “has been subjected to virulent online harassment for investigating the ‘IT cell’ within the Bharatiya Janata Party, that is notorious for keeping an army of angry trolls”.
Swati Chaturvedi is an award winning and broadcast journalist who has worked for ‘The Statesman, the Indian Express, Hindustan Times and Zee News’. She lives in New Delhi.
Swati Chaturvedi was one among four nominees for the Courage category which included Paolo Borrometi (editor of anti-mafia investigative site La Spia in Italy), Cigdem Toker (independent Turkish journalist and columnist for Cumhuriyet) and Hamid El Mahdaoui (founder editor of Badil.info sentenced to a jail term of three years in June in Morocco).
|Date of Birth||January 7th|
|Profession||Print and Broadcast journalist and Author of two books.|
|Lives at||New Delhi|
|Husband||Not Yet Married|
|Father||Will Update Soon|
|Mother||Will Update Soon|
|Siblings||Will Update Soon|
|Books||Daddy's girl and Buy I Am A Troll: Inside the Secret World of the BJP's Digital Army|
|Awards||Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Press Freedom Award for Courage|