Hasit Shah

Research Affiliate • Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University
Last edited January 18, 2019

Hasit is a Research Affiliate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Univeristy. He is a co-founder of Ketla, a news platform designed for low-end smartphones in developing countries. For twelve years, Hasit was a journalist with BBC News in London: he worked as a news editor, a digital media strategist and as a foreign affairs producer. He covered major breaking news stories and events across the world, including the Mumbai attacks; riots in France; violence in Indian-administered Kashmir; the London bombings; elections in the UK, France and India; regime change in Egypt; and an earthquake in Japan. Hasit was a 2014 Nieman-Berkman Fellow in Journalism Innovation at Harvard. He is researching the impact of the growth of the mobile internet in India on digital news platforms and business models.

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