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    1. Amitabh Thakur
    2. Investigative Journalist
    3. Amitabh is Chief Editor, DiG, a news production house specializing in investigative stories. His team exposed MPs misappropriating MPLADS funds in a sting operation called ‘Chakravyuh’ broadcast on STAR news in 2005. Another political expose of DiG, ‘Netas for Sale’ was aired on CNN-IBN in 2006 and won the Ramnath Goenka and MS Oberoi awards

    4. Email Id: amitabh28@hotmail.com
    1. Aniruddha Bahal
    2. Investigative Journalist and Fiction Writer
    3. This foundation was formed at Aniruddha's initiative. It was his team at Tehelka that did the sting operation which felled BJP President Bangaru Laxman and revealed sleaze in defence contracts. As founder of Cobrapost, Aniruddha has exposed MPs asking questions in Parliament for cash payments, and banks offering to launder money, which has earned them hefty fines from the Reserve Bank of India.  

    4. Email Id: aniruddha.bahal@gmail.com
    1. Ashutosh
    2. Anchor and Editor and now AAP leader
    3. Ashutosh is Managing Editor and prime time anchor of IBN-7. Before that he was with AajTak. Ashutosh is author of a book on the Anna Hazare movement against corruption. Just before Lok Sabha elections 2014, he quit IBN-7 and is now a member of the Aam Aadmi Party. 

    4. Email Id: ashutosh@network18online.com
    1. Madhu Trehan
    2. Media Entrepreneur and Writer
    3. Madhu Trehan co-founded India Today in 1975 and pioneered television journalism with Newstrack and Aaj Tak. She is now engaged in taking journalists to the cleaners through her media watch website www.newlaundry.com

    4. Email Id: trehanmadhu@yahoo.co.in
    1. Manoj Mitta
    2. Legal Editor
    3. Manoj reports and comments on legal issues at the Times of India. He is a staunch free speech and human rights advocate and is on the board of Amnesty International India. Manoj is the author of a book on the 1984 Sikh riots. 

    4. Email Id: manojmitta@gmail.com
    1. S Srinivasan
    2. TV Channel Director
    3. Srini is director of news at Puthiya Thalaimurai (Next Generation), the Tamil channel of the SRM group, which he launched two years ago. He is now engaged in the launch of an English news channel for the same group. Srini was earlier with Aaj Tak, Eenadu and TV 18. 

    4. Email Id: srinitvtn@gmail.com
    1. Sanjay Pugalia
    2. Anchor and Editor
    3. Sanjay Pugalia is editor of CNBC-Awaaz, the Hindi business news channel which he launched in 2006. He was earlier with Star News, Zee News, Aaj Tak, Navbharat Times, BBC Radio and Business Standard. 

    4. Email Id: sanjay.pugalia@network18online.com
    1. Sanjay Salil
    2. Media Entrepreneur
    3. Sanjay began as a career journalist with print media and worked with leading Hindi daily newspapers in India. He was part of the launch team of Aaj Tak. He is now in the business of setting up TV channels. (photo courtesy of livemint)

    4. Email Id: sanjaysalil@mediaguru.in
    1. Shashi Shekhar
    2. Editor
    3. Shashi is the editor-in-chief of Hindustan, the Hindi daily. He was earlier group editor with Amar Ujala and executive editor of Aaj Tak. 

    4. Email Id: shashi.shekhar@hindustantimes.com
    1. Vineet Narain
    2. Heritage Conservationist and Investigative Journalist
    3. Vineet exposed the Jain Hawala scandal in 1990. He was the man behind Kalchakra (Wheel of Time), an investigative video-cassettee in Hindi, and Sach Ki Parchaian (Shadown of Truth), programme on Doordarshan. Currently, he is engaged in restoring ponds dating back to the Mahabharat in and around Mathura through the Braj Foundation. (Photo courtesy www.salwanmedia.com)

    4. Email Id: vineetnarain@hotmail.com
    1. Vivian Fernandes
    2. Independent Journalist
    3. Vivian has been a journalist spanning both the print and broadcasting medium for close to 30 years. He has been associated with TV18 longer than Lord Ram was in exile, that is since 1994, when it was a partnership firm. His last assignment was as Executive Editor of Network18 founder, Raghav Bahl's book on India and China.

    4. Email Id: vivianfernandesonly@gmail.com