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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com Follow us at: https://twitter.com/ne0liberal https://www.facebook.com/groups/1930401007051265/ Join a local chapter at https://neoliberalproject.org/join
Megha Rajagopalan On Using History to Understand Modern Authoritarianism
The Daily Stoic
S1 Ep17: Reporting on The Skin-Lightening Market With BuzzFeed's Megha Rajagopalan
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
Foreign correspondence and China, with Megha Rajagopalan
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