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'Republic TV' hires Chitra Subramaniam as advisor

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MUMBAI: With two decades of journalistic experience in the field, Chitra Subramaniam has joined hands with Arnab Goswami in his new venture Republic TV. She is known for her investigation of the Bofors scandal which led to the electoral debacle of former PM Rajiv Gandhi in 1989.

Goswami said, “I am privileged to work with Chitra Subramaniam. We look up to her for her high standards of journalism and integrity. Our editorial team is delighted to welcome her on board.” Subramaniam has also reported widely on trade (GATT-WTO) and arms control and covered the Bosnia war from the front lines.

Subramaniam added, “I am pleased to collaborate with Arnab and his team. It's young, fresh, fearless, pan-Indian and ambitious - attributes that Indian journalism can do with at this juncture. I hope I can live up to the expectations placed on me."

Taking a break from journalism, she was part of the former Norwegian Prime Minister Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland's campaign team for the post of Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). She became the lead person for policy analysis and communications for WHO's Cabinet Project Tobacco Free Initiative which resulted in the coming into force of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the world's first treaty entirely devoted to health. Subramaniam then went on to set up her own company in Switzerland doing market research and media analysis for Fortune 500 companies promoting ethical business practices between India and Europe. In 2014, Subramaniam returned to active journalism and co-founded online news portal - The News Minute.

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