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Raheel Khursheed
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Attended Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune
Lives in Islamabad, Kashmir
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National Security and Noodle Soup. #SaturdayLunch
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GO BACK TO PAKISTAN! RT @imsabbah: SANJAY KAK, ARUNDHATI ROY and a Sabbah at a tiny little village in Doda. #fangirl http://twitpic.com/a25t2e
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Stop trolling me @imsabbah! Seriously.
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'On a Friday evening, there is a field between sleep & productivity. I will meet u there.' _ Rumi
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RT @MirzaWaheed: "...layered memorialization which has withstood many forms of political violence..." Ather Zia on #DastgeerSahab

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RT @SangitaSri: Came to know of http://www.change.org/ through +Raheel Khan - now I am no longer skeptic about signing online campaigns. It does work.
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RT @NaveedIqbal: "When you are applying the rules of grammar skilfully, you ascend to another level of the beauty of language." (Muriel Barbery) +Raheel Khan :)
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That critical, life changing moment when you have to choose between a nap & a cup of coffee. #Choices #Help
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The Perfect Friday evening song. Char Baj Gaye Party Abhi Baki Hai Char Baj Gaye Party Abhi Baki Hai - FALTU - Full Version.mp4 U guys are welcome.
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Occupation
Communications Strategy with a specific focus on Social & Public Sector Comms. Independent Journalist. Columnist.
Employment
  • Twitter Inc.
    India Head of News, Politics & Government., 2014 - present
  • Change.org
    Director Communications, India, 2012 - 2014
  • Mint Sauce Consulting
    Founder Director, 2011 - 2012
  • Mercy Corps International
    Project Coordinator, 2010 - 2011
  • Times Global Broadcasting
    Senior Correspondent, 2009 - 2010
  • CNN-IBN
    Senior Correspondent, 2006 - 2009
  • Sify
    Columnist, 2011
  • New Indian Express
    Freelance Correspondent, 2011
  • PRI-BBC
    Freelance Correspondent, 2010
  • Radio Kashmir
    RJ, Talk Show Presenter, 2002 - 2005
  • Independent Journalist
    ProPublica, BBC, 2011 - 2011
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Islamabad, Kashmir
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Srinagar, Kashmir - Pune - Mumbai - Noida - New Delhi - New York - Virginia
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Communications Strategist. Independent Journalist. Columnist
Introduction
I lead News, Politics & Govt. partnerships at Twitter India.

I provide front-line technical support to news, government, political users of Twitter, managing, tracking and expanding Twitter's relationships with journalists/editors and government officials & politicians; increasing the active usage of Twitter significantly among them.

My brief is to develop best practices and new story formats, and drive adoption by news, government, political users. I also lead strategies that scale up Twitter’s reach and impact with news, government, political users of Twitter.

Previously I have worked as the Director of Communications, India at Change.org, the world's largest petition platform.

I was in charge of formulation and execution of communication strategy around India-based, India relevant global campaigns on Change.org and the overall buildup of the Change.org brand in India.

I have also worked as a Strategic Communications Consultant advising brands like TATA and the UNDP.

I have over six years of experience as a cross platform journalist & story teller, working in & writing for outlets like CNN-IBN, BBC-PRI, The Atlantic Monthly, ProPublica and a host of publications across the world.

As a Development Practitioner, l have worked with Mercy Corps International, executing a highly successful Participatory Planning Youth Leadership Project in Kashmir. In my long association with WISCOMP, I have conducted several trainings for it's beneficiaries in Delhi and Srinagar.

I have trained participants in the use of technology & social media for affecting social change. I have spoken about the issue passionately across the subcontinent, including at the July 2012 2nd Indo Pak Social Media Summit in Karachi in and the Feb 2013 US State Department Mumbai Tech Camp.

The intersection of technology & social change excites me. I am a regular commentator on the issue on National and International Media outlets like BBC, Time, NDTV, AFP & others.
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Published in The Atlantic Monthly, ProPublica, BBC, Hindustan Times, Indian Express, Wall Street Journal, Yahoo, Sify and more than 160 other news outlets worldwide. Two tweets among the Top 10 tweets in the World in 2010. Starter of Three Top Indian Trends on Twitter.
Education
  • Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune
  • Govt. Degree College Anatnag, Kashmir
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