Sanjoy Hazarika, a human rights activist recognised internationally for designing and developing innovative strategies for inclusive health and governance who is also a scholar, author, journalist and film maker, is the new Director of CHRI.
He reported from South Asia for The New York Times and is a contributing columnist to The Times of India, The Indian Express, Hindustan Times, The Tribune (Chandigarh) and The Assam Tribune. He was a Consulting Editor with The Statesman and The Sunday Guardian. His essays have been published in a range of journals and magazines including Outlook, Tehelka, Seminar, and the research journal Elsevier. He appears frequently on television programmes to address issues of rights, advocacy and the environment relating to the North East of India and the region on channels such as the BBC, NDTV, India Today TV, CNN, WION and Al-Jazeera.