Meera Selva

Deputy Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism & Director of RISJ Fellowship Programmes, UK

Meera is co-founder of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network within the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ), where she is Deputy Director and leads the Fellowship programmes.

She is an accomplished senior journalist with experience in Europe, Asia and Africa.

She joined RISJ from Handelsblatt Global where she had been working out of Singapore, having helped launch the digital daily business paper in Berlin in 2014. Her previous experience includes several years as a London based correspondent for the Associated Press, and three years as Africa correspondent for the Independent based in Nairobi, along with stints in business journalism at a range of publications including the Daily Telegraph.

Meera knows Oxford and the Reuters Institute well. She studied for an MPhil in European Politics at St Antony’s College, was a journalist fellow at the Institute in 2007–8 where she conducted research on media coverage of the Darfur crisis and worked as the first Oxford-based English language editor of the European Journalism Observatory website in 2013–14.