Christine was a multimedia journalism fellow summer 2011 for the Carnegie-Knight News21 Initiative. She covered the Hispanic influence on the American Northeast. Watch the video for a snapshot of that experience.
Christine Mehta is currently a researcher and campaign strategist for Amnesty International based in Bangalore, India. She focuses on administrative detentions, criminal justice, and impunity issues in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, a long-contested region between India and Pakistan. She graduated from Syracuse University graduate with a B.A. in international relations and journalism in 2011. Before joining Amnesty International, she covered humanitarian, political and international issues as a journalist (student and freelance) in Syracuse, NY, Ecuador, Chile, and South Africa. She was the recipient of the Henry J. Wolff Prize, the AEJMC Prize for best student international multimedia news story, and recognized as the graduating senior “deemed most proficient in journalism.” She has written for USA Today, The Post-Standard, The Stand, Jerk Magazine, The NewsHouse, and English-language news publications such as The Santiago Times in Chile.
As always, she’s looking for stories to tell and available for freelance work in South Asia.