The Rise of Hindu Vigilante the Age of WhatsApp and Modi

Date(s) - May 10, 2020
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

About the Speaker

Mohammad Ali is a freelance journalist based in New York. Ali’s writings have been featured in WIRED, Al Jazeera, and The Hindu. He has been reporting and writing on the rise of Hindu nationalism and violence against Muslims in India for over a decade now. Due to threats to his life in 2017 from extremist Hindu groups he had to move to the US in 2018 when Columbia Journalism School offered him a fellowship. He has also been interviewed by The New Yorker (in a piece on lynching of Muslims in India), Al-Jazeera (The Listening Post episode on use of WhatsApp in spreading violence and propaganda in India), Harper’s Magazine (on lynching of Muslims in India), Guardian, (on murders triggered by fake news on WhatsApp). He tweets @hindureporter.


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