Ritu Sarin appointed to ICIJ board

The Indian Express journalist will help shape ICIJ’s strategic vision

Sarin, executive editor of news and investigations. The Indian Express group. Photo ICIJ.org

The Indian Express’ Ritu Sarin has been appointed to the board of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

The ICIJ said in a statement on 22 March 2023 that Sarin, executive editor (news and investigations), had been a key contributor to many of its impactful investigations, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Panama Papers, the Pandora Papers, and the Deforestation Inc. investigation.

As a long-term ICIJ member and one of Asia’s most respected investigative journalists, she will bring deep experience and wisdom to the board,” the chair of the ICIJ board, Rhona Murphy, said.

She is fiercely brave. Her team takes on the most powerful people in India without ever flinching,” ICIJ managing editor Fergus Shiel said.

I am privileged to be joining the very eminent board of the ICIJ and to represent Asia’s growing investigative reporting prowess on its platforms,” The Indian Express quoted Sarin as saying.

Sarin has been recognized with many awards, including the International Press Institute award for excellence in journalism and the 2007 Ramnath Goenka Journalist of the Year. Sarin is the co-author of The Panama Papers: The Untold India Story of the Trailblazing Global Offshore Investigation.

She replaces Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab Wilhelm, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Mexican journalist and ICIJ member who has served on the board since 2018.

Sarin joins Murphy, secretary Alexander Papachristou, treasurer Birgit Rieck, and members Tom Steinberg, Dapo Olorunyomi, and Tony Norman on the board.

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

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