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Aarti Betigeri

New Delhi, India
Multi-Platform Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  South Asia, India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh, foreign policy, gender, environment, business, politics, refugees, culture, investigative journalism, architecture, art, design.

Journalist, back in Australia but missing India. Canberra | Melbourne | New Delhi | Bombay

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I’m a multi-platform foreign correspondent originally from Australia and now reporting across South Asia: in print, radio, video and online. I also dabble in commentary and consulting. I report on a staggeringly wide range of topics: from music to defence, refugees to architecture, foreign policy...

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Privacy issues aside, I'm pretty thrilled by the transfer of ($50k) wealth from Pacmags to an Uber driver for the Stefanovic tapes #ubergate
Canberra is being very Major City tonight. Roads blocked off, traffic jams, hip hop blaring. I like it. Keep it up #Canberra
RT @svaradarajan: BREAKING—This is perhaps the first ever conviction of Hindutva goons masquerading as 'gau rakshaks' for murder in a… https://t.co/h2izREZD59
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What was your first job as a journalist?

As an overnight radio news journalist as the SBS office in Melbourne.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, as a child: first a manual typewriter, then electric, with a miracle delete key! Then we graduated to an Apple IIe & never looked back.

How is social media changing news?

Sourcing side: eyewitness accounts; easier to locate talent/sources; although important to note these not always verifiable. Also marketing.