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Narasimhan Ravi

Narasimhan Ravi, former Editor of The Hindu, is the President of the Editors Guild of India and Director of The Hindu group of publications.With a Masters degree in economics and a degree in law, he was a visiting fellow at the Harvard Law School and a Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Ravi has been a journalist with The Hindu since 1972, and was Editor of The Hindu from 1991 to 2011. He had earlier served as Washington Correspondent and Deputy Editor. His fields of interest include economic policy, constitutional issues, freedom of expression and human rights, and India’s foreign relations.  The focus of his current research is on the comparative study of freedom of expression in South Asia, in particular media self-regulation, freedom of expression on the Internet and media ethics. He is the Chairman of the International Press Institute's India Chapter and a member of the Board of the IPI, Vienna. He was earlier Chairman, and is currently a Director of the Press Trust of India, India's premier news agency.