Human Rights and Media Portrayals: Narratives of the Kashmiri Experience
By Brown Political Review
OVERVIEW: Featuring interviews from three women who testified before the Congressional Subcommittee on Human Rights in South Asia in October 2019, this episode of BPRadio seeks to understand the complex media portrayals of the human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Join hosts Rachel Lim ’21 and Annika Sigfstead ’22 in parsing the complicated set of facts and perspectives that surround this story. SPECIAL THANKS: Angana Chatterji is an anthropologist and historian. She is the Co-chair of the Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Initiative at the University of California, Berkeley and co-founded the People’s Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Kashmir in 2008. She testified about human rights abuses in Jammu and Kashmir before the United States Committee of Foreign Affairs in October 2019. Nitasha Kaul is a Kashmiri academic, author, and poet. She is currently an Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster. She testified before the United States Committee of Foreign Affairs about human rights in Jammu and Kashmir on October 22, 2019. Prerna Singh is the Mahatma Gandhi Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Brown University. She is the author of How Solidarity Works for Welfare: Subnationalism and Social Development in India, for which she received the American Political Science Association’s Woodrow Wilson prize and the American Sociological Association’s Barrington Moore prize. Aarti Tikoo Singh is a journalist for the Times of India. She testified before the United States Committee of Foreign Affairs about the state of human rights in Jammu and Kashmir in October 2019.