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Nirmal Ghosh

Writer and conservationist

Nirmal Ghosh, 60, is US Bureau Chief of The Straits Times, Singapore’s and South East Asia’s #1 English daily with a readership of well over 1 million across multiple platforms, across the Asia Pacific including in the United States.

Since 1994 Nirmal has been a foreign correspondent in Manila, New Delhi and Bangkok covering politics, elections, conflict and coups d’etat, natural disasters, social and environmental issues and geopolitics across Asia. His journalism has won PANPA and SOPA awards. He was a Jefferson Fellow of the East West Center (Honolulu, Hawaii) in the summer of 2015, and a Presidential Election Reporting Fellow in the fall of 2016. He also hosts the weekly online video and podcast Asian Insider.
Nirmal was a two-term President of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (Focap) and a 2.5 term President of the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Thailand (FCCT).

He is also affiliated with the Geneva-based Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime. Active in wildlife conservation, he is a Trustee of The Corbett Foundation, a non-profit which works with local communities and authorities in four Tiger/Elephant Reserves in India. He is also a documentary film maker and author of four books, his most recent being Unquiet Kingdom : Thailand in Transition published in April 2017.