Sajad Rasool is a video journalist. He came to Berlin for just under four months to take part in the Berlin Scholarship Programme and receive training in digital security for journalists and media professionals. He works with Video Volunteers, an international organisation that trains people from marginalised communities in India to be journalists or filmmakers. The organisation reports on topics that are often ignored by mass media and has already uncovered several cases of corruption.
In 2015, Rasool launched the news site Kashmir Unheard in the Indian state of Jamuu and Kashmir. Together with a team of 25 people from various areas in the region he produces articles and videos on topics such as human rights abuses, corruption, state oppression, gender discrimination and environmental issues. The news platform works independently but is part of Video Volunteers’ large network.
Rasool’s reports have been published in many international and Indian media. He completed his academic education at the University of Kashmir, where he earned a Master’s degree in mass communication and journalism. In addition to being a fellow on the Berlin Scholarship Programm, Rasool is also currently a fellow of the human rights organisation Acumen India. (Current as of: 06.11.2019)