Manisha Ganguly named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Media and Marketing in Europe

13 April 2021
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Manisha Ganguly, a CAMRI Doctoral Researcher at the University of Westminster, has been named on this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Media and Marketing in Europe.

Manisha Ganguly was named on the list as a media innovator for her impactful investigative journalism for the BBC World Service. She works on the Arabic Documentaries team where she uses open-source technology to expose human rights abuses. Manisha has exposed war crimes in Libya and Syria, human trafficking in the Middle East, and uncovered the training of the killers of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Manisha has also worked for CNN International and the Telegraph and is currently pursuing a PhD in how automation, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and open-source technology can be used in investigative journalism. Manisha’s films have been nominated for and won many international awards, including the Amnesty Award for her film ‘Idlib Double Tap’.

Talking about her incredible achievement, Manisha said: “I am so thrilled and proud to be included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 media and marketing list for Europe. It is something I have always wanted but never actually thought I would feature in. It is surreal to be on a list that has hosted the likes of Donald Glover and Kevin Systrom. It is also wonderful to see open-source intelligence and its impact on investigative journalism being recognised. I owe a debt of gratitude to my editors at the BBC, and my close friends for believing in me, and I thank Forbes for this incredible honour.”

Find out more about Media and Communication courses at the University of Westminster.

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