Karin Deutsch Karlekar
PhD in Indian History, Cambridge University. Former: Editor, Economist Intelligence Unit; Consultant, Human Rights Watch. Currently, Project Director, Freedom of the Press, an annual index that tracks trends in media freedom worldwide; coordinates the research, ratings, and editorial processes for the index, and also writes country reports; led development of methodology for and coordinated the pilot edition of a new index of Internet and digital media freedom published in April 2009. Regularly serves as a spokesperson for Freedom House on media issues; quoted in US and foreign media outlets; has represented the organization at numerous conferences, workshops, and events on the topics of media indicators, Internet and digital media freedom, and press freedom; also represents Freedom House in the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) network; 2006-09, Convenor, IFEX's governing council. Responsible for researching and writing South Asia country reports, Freedom in the World survey; authored reports on Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, Countries at a Crossroads 2004 survey.