Prof. Kanchan K. Malik

Professor Kanchan K. Malik has been teaching postgraduate Journalism and Mass Communication courses for over 20 years now. She obtained her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Hyderabad in 2005/6. Her widely-cited, co-authored book with Prof. Vinod Pavarala, Other Voices: the Struggle for Community Radio in India published by Sage (2007) documents the civil society endeavours for a third tier of broadcasting in India and freeing of the airwaves. With a dual Master’s in Economics and in Mass Communication, she worked as a journalist with The Economic Times, New Delhi for two years before settling for a career in academics. She has worked on several research projects and published research papers on media interventions by non-governmental organizations for empowerment at the grassroots level. Her work has also contributed to policy advocacy efforts for Community radio in India. She worked on the research “Religions, Ethics and Attitudes towards Corruption” as part of the Religions and Development project of the University of Birmingham. She was awarded the United States federal grant by the U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad to develop an academic curriculum on Media Ethics in collaboration SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Communication Studies. Her scholastic and research interests include: Print Journalism; Community Media and the Public Sphere; Women in Community Communications; Media Laws & Ethics; Media Research Methods and Communication for Social Change. She is a Faculty Fellow with the UNESCO Chair on Community Media and Editor of the newsletter – CR News brought out by the Chair in partnership with UNESCO.