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Meera Selva

Senior Research Associate

Meera Selva is a Senior Research Associate at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. She was the Director of our Journalist Fellowship Programmes from 2017 to 2022. After leaving the Institute, she was appointed CEO of Internews Europe.

Meera is an accomplished senior journalist with experience in Europe, Asia and Africa. She joined the Reuters Institute from Handelsblatt Global where she had been working out of Singapore, having helped launch the digital daily business paper in Berlin in 2014. She was also previously a London based correspondent for the Associated Press, and Africa correspondent for the Independent based in Nairobi. She also has several years experience in financial journalism.

She is co-founder of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network and her work at the Reuters Institute includes climate change, newsroom diversity and media freedom.

Meera studied for an MPhil in European Politics at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and was a journalist fellow at the Reuters Institute in 2007-8 where she looked at the media coverage of the Darfur crisis. She is also a member of the RISJ Steering Committee.