Radheshyam Jadhav is an award-winning journalist who works with The Hindu Businessline as Deputy Editor. He holds a Ph.D. in journalism and communication science and has been a British Chevening Gurukul fellow at LSE. A two-time winner of the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism award, he has also been an Asia Journalism Fellow at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Radheshyam has over twenty-five fellowships, scholarships and awards including the Statesman Award for Rural Reporting to his credit.
He has written extensively about gender, health, agriculture, environment, and rural and urban development issues, his research in journalism and communication has been based on extensive field visits. He has covered politics from Panchayat to Parliament elections while working with national newspapers including The Hindu Businessline, The Times of India and The Indian Express. Radheshyam has also contributed to the world of academia in various capacities. He has authored three books - Harvesting Hope in the Suicide Zone, The Trail of the Tiger (Bloomsbury India), and Lives on the Edge (Speaking Tiger).
Project topic: Climate change and farmer suicides
Sponsor: European Climate Foundation