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Megha Rajagopalan

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Latest 24 Sep 2022 | Updated Daily

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Megha Rajagopalan

Trust Me...I Know What I'm Doing

Megha Rajagopalan is a reporter for Buzzfeed News, winning the 2021 Pulitzer Prize Award for her reporting exposing the scale of internment of Uighur Muslims in China. She joined Abhay to chat about her reporting, about her journey, and about her recent award.


30 Jun 2021

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Episode 446: Megha Rajagopalan


Megha Rajagopalan is a senior correspondent for Buzzfeed News. She won a Pulitzer for her coverage of the Xinjiang detention camps.“It’s not so much that I talk to [the Chinese government] to get information. It’s more that I talk to them to see how they think about things and what’s important to them and what’s their view of the world. … There are so many journalists that have been thrown out of China, so there’s very few people that are able to actually have those conversations. And in the U.S., there are these seismic decisions being made about China policy, and if you don’t talk to the people that run the country, it’s a problem.”Thanks to Mailchimp for sponsoring this week's episode.Show notes:@megharaRajagopalan on LongformRajagopalan's Buzzfeed News archive21:00 "This Is What A 21st-Century Police State Really Looks Like" (Buzzfeed News • Oct 2017)35:00 Rajagopalan’s Pulitzer-winning reporting with Alison Killing and Christo Buschek41:00 "China Secretly Built A Vast New Infrastructure To Imprison Muslims (Part 1)" (Alison Killing, Christo Buschek, Megha Rajagopalan • Buzzfeed News • Aug 2020)41:00 "What They Saw: Ex-Prisoners Detail The Horrors Of China's Detention Camps (Part 2)" (Alison Killing, Megha Rajagopalan • Buzzfeed News • Aug 2020)41:00 "Inside a Xinjiang Detention Camp (Part 3)" (Alison Killing, Megha Rajagopalan • Buzzfeed News • Dec 2020)41:00 "We Found The Factories Inside China’s Mass Internment Camps (Part 4)" (Alison Killing, Megha Rajagopalan • Buzzfeed News • Dec 2020) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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30 Jun 2021

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Megha Rajagopalan, prix Pulitzer 2021 pour son enquête sur les camps de rééducation des Ouïghours en Chine

L'étoile du jour

durée : 00:03:18 - L'étoile du jour - par : Marion Lagardère - Publiée par le site d’information BuzzFeed, son enquête et les nombreux témoignages qu’elle a recueillis démontrent que la Chine a bien fait construire des camps dans la région du Xinjiang pour y faire travailler des citoyens faisant partie de la minorité musulmane.


16 Jun 2021

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The Uighur Genocide ft. Megha Rajagopalan & Alison Killing

The Neoliberal Podcast

How and why is China imprisoning millions of Uighurs in their western province of Xinjiang? BuzzFeed News journalists Megha Rajagopalan and Alison Killing join the podcast to talk about how their reporting uncovered a vast network of secret internment camps in Xinjiang.  We discuss how they found the camps despite coverups from the CCP, what life is like for Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in those camps, and why China continues to commit human rights violations in Xinjiang at a massive scale. Read Megha and Alison's groundbreaking work on BuzzFeed News: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/meghara/china-new-internment-camps-xinjiang-uighurs-muslims https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alison_killing/china-ex-prisoners-horrors-xinjiang-camps-uighurs https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/meghara/inside-xinjiang-detention-camp https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alison_killing/xinjiang-camps-china-factories-forced-labor To make sure you hear every episode, join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/neoliberalproject. Patrons get access to exclusive bonus episodes, our sticker-of-the-month club, and our insider Slack.  Become a supporter today! Got questions for the Neoliberal Podcast?  Send them to mailbag@neoliberalproject.org Follow us at: https://twitter.com/ne0liberal https://www.facebook.com/groups/1930401007051265/   Join a local chapter at https://neoliberalproject.org/join

1hr 19mins

17 Feb 2021

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Megha Rajagopalan On Using History to Understand Modern Authoritarianism

The Daily Stoic

Ryan talks with Megha Rajagopalan, a world correspondent for BuzzFeed News, about her reporting in China about human rights and how history informs our understanding of geopolitics.Megha Rajagopalan is a world correspondent for BuzzFeed News. She has covered major stories in Asia and the Middle East, and has been based in China, Thailand, Israel and the Palestinian territories. Megha has also written for numerous other outlets and has appeared on NPR, BBC World News, CNN, and other outlets.This episode is brought to you by Fast Growing Trees, the online nursery that delivers beautiful plants to your doorstep quickly and easily. Whether it’s magnificent shade trees, fruit trees with delicious apples and pears, privacy hedges, or beautiful flowers, Fast Growing Trees is the best place to buy your plants. And their 30-day Alive and Thrive guarantee means that you’ll be happy with whatever you buy. Visit FastGrowingTrees.com/stoic now and get ten percent off your entire order.This episode is also brought to you by the Jordan Harbinger Show. Jordan's podcast is one of the most interesting ones out there, with guests like Kobe Bryant, Mark Manson, Eric Schmidt, and more. Listen to one of Ryan's episodes right now (1, 2), and subscribe to the Jordan Harbinger Show today.***If you enjoyed this week’s podcast, we’d love for you to leave a review on Apple Podcasts. It helps with our visibility, and the more people listen to the podcast, the more we can invest into it and make it even better.Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: http://DailyStoic.com/signupFollow @DailyStoic:Twitter: https://twitter.com/dailystoicInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/dailystoic/Facebook: http://facebook.com/dailystoicYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/dailystoicFollow Megha Rajagopalan:Twitter: https://twitter.com/megharaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/megmeghara/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


4 Nov 2020

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S1 Ep17: Reporting on The Skin-Lightening Market With BuzzFeed's Megha Rajagopalan

Eyewitness Beauty

Annie and Nick talk with BuzzFeed News international correspondent Megha Rajagopalan about the controversial marketing of skin-lightening products in Asia and Africa by global beauty corporations (the same ones that expressed social-media solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement). Rajagopalan's reporting has added to the mounting pressure these companies are facing from citizens and media alike to rethink (and, potentially, discontinue) the problematic yet popular "skin-lightening" or "skin-whitening" category. Plus, Annie and Nick try to unpack Alicia Keys' new Keys Soulcare concept, and discuss some good news (magic mushrooms?) and bad news (COVID-19) for those struggling with depression. And so much more.... Find Megha on Twitter: https://twitter.com/meghara Megha can be reached at megha.rajagopalan@buzzfeed.com.


25 Sep 2020

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An Inside Look At China’s Internment of Muslims, with BuzzFeed News’ Megha Rajagopalan

Big Technology Podcast

China’s mass internment of Muslims in its Xinjiang region is one of the world's most under-covered stories The country has detained one million people there, putting them through a “re-education” program meant to erase their language and culture, sometimes through forced labor and sterilization.Though comprehensive, on-the-ground reporting from Xinjiang is sparse, BuzzFeed News reporter Megha Rajagopalan has been on the story from the beginning. She joins the podcast to discuss her reports from Xinjiang itself, and how she worked with BuzzFeed contributors to monitor the internment camps using satellite imagery, finding that they are expanding.


16 Sep 2020

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#85 Satellite Images Reveal Xinjiang Uyghur Concentration Camps | Megha Rajagopalan

China Unscripted

China has been massively expanding Uyghur Concentration Camps in Xinjiang, according to a review of satellite images by Buzzfeed News' Megha Rajagopalan, Alison Killing and Christo Buschek. Combined with the exposure from Disney's live action release of Mulan, which was filmed in Xinjiang, and the horrible crimes of the Chinese Communist Party is being revealed for the world to see. Buzzfeed Investigation Part 1 https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/meghara/china-new-internment-camps-xinjiang-uighurs-muslims Part 2 https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alison_killing/china-ex-prisoners-horrors-xinjiang-camps-uighurs Follow Megha on Twitter! @meghara


14 Sep 2020

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Foreign correspondence and China, with Megha Rajagopalan


Megha Rajagopalan is an award-winning international correspondent for BuzzFeed News, based in London. In this conversation recorded on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean in London and New York, Megha and NüVoices board member Chenni Xu discuss Megha's career trajectory from the U.S. to China, the Middle East, and beyond. This includes her award-winning reporting, her time on the board of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China, and musings about the current and future direction of foreign correspondence and journalism in China. The pair also discuss whether the "golden age" of reporting in China is really over, their respective residencies in Beijing in the 2010s, and what has changed: from hutong food and beverage closures to more draconian measures taken by the government to censor civil society and the media.Recommendations:Megha: Say Nothing, by Patrick Radden Keefe, and Three Women, by Lisa Taddeo.Chenni: FX/Hulu's portentous new show on the second-wave feminists, Mrs. America, and Peter Hessler's River Town.Like the podcasts at SupChina? Help us out by taking this brief survey.This podcast was edited and produced by Jason MacRonald.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


15 May 2020

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Megha Rajagopalan - London - Buzzfeed

Foreign Correspondence

Megha Rajagopalan (@meghara) brings top-notch investigative journalism to Buzzfeed - yes, the site that rose to prominence based on listicles. She installed Buzzfeed’s first bureau in Beijing, only to be kicked out of the country after revealing the depths of China’s police state. Reporting on surveillance and human rights has been the hallmark of her career, from writing about Myanmar’s opening up to following around Filipino police officers committing atrocities. We talk about the questionable endeavor that is pursuing a journalism degree (5:08), cutting her teeth covering politics for Reuters in Beijing (14:22), starting Buzzfeed’s bureau in China (24:00), her bombshell story on China’s muslim internment camps and getting kicked out of China (29:30), moving to Israel and then London (41:19), missing out on a trip to Tibet and her prospects for ever returning to China (44:17), her story on U.S. government funding for Filipino police committing atrocities in their war on drugs (50:54), and she takes on the lightning round (58:45). Here are links to some of the things we talked about: My exclusive about Brazil’s environmental protections under coronavirus - https://reut.rs/2WQbRFN My story on Brazil meat exports to China stalling under coronovirus - https://reut.rs/2x66jwq Steve Coll’s Private Empire: Exxonmobil and American power - https://amzn.to/3bMAuHG Michael Lewis essay J-School Confidential - https://buff.ly/39Yx1Vn Megha’s story about Xinjiang internment camps - https://bit.ly/2waFzdM Her story about US-support for Philippines atrocities - https://bit.ly/348bnN8 David Sanger’s The Perfect Weapon - https://amzn.to/2V1wpsr Mike Forsythe on Twitter - https://bit.ly/2X4MO26 Rukmini Callimachi on Twitter - http://bit.ly/2Vfw7hz Nikole Hannah-Jones on Twitter - https://bit.ly/39I9V55 John Hersey’s Hiroshima - https://amzn.to/3aMrQcq Wall Street Journal’s Pulitzer-winning “9 to Nowhere” - https://bit.ly/3dUHTXC Follow us on Twitter @foreignpod or on Facebook at facebook.com/foreignpod Music: LoveChances (makaihbeats.net) by Makaih Beats From: freemusicarchive.org CC BY NC

1hr 17mins

5 Apr 2020