Angana Chakrabarti

Angana Chakrabarti is an independent multimedia journalist based out of Guwahati. She primarily covers the Northeast region, focusing on the domains of politics, policy, human rights, crime, and environment. She has written for AlJazeera, FiftyTwo, and IndiaSpend. In 2022, she won the RedInk award for her report on the vandalism of mosques in Tripura. Prior to becoming a freelancer, she worked with ThePrint and News18.

WRITER CREDITS

April 15, 2024

Assam Rifles’ report on Manipur part blames Chief Minister’s political authoritarianism for conflict

In the first candid assessment from a Union government’s paramilitary force to have come out on the longest running ethnic conflict also points to the role of armed groups of the two communities, Meitei and Kuki-Zo in fuelling the conflict

April 16, 2024

Behind Manipur conflict, a tale of drugs, armed groups and political bedfellows

Narcotics played a significant role first in the political landscape and later in fuelling the conflict in Manipur. The concluding part of the series investigates how the drug trade and politics over it have roiled Manipur

EDITOR CREDITS

Governance

April 2024

Manipur Conflict: Where No One Comes Out Clean

Fuelling Manipur's conflict is a complex interplay of political ambition, armed groups, cross-border migration, ethnic divisions, narcotics, tainted armed forces, cynical statecraft and a devious game to give it all a communal colour. In this, the youth have become the fodder. Fed on hate, mobilised to defend themselves as the State fails to end violence. Our two-part investigative series delves into the layers, exposing a web of power, armed factions, and the battle for control.

Technology

October 2023

In Manipur ethnic conflict, social media warriors fight to win battle of narratives

Who had access to internet during the Manipur conflict when the state shut it off for ordinary citizens? And what did they use it for? A war on social media. Concerted campaigns. Hackers on hire. And angry citizens. We report on the battle of information, disinformation and hate from Manipur. We teamed up with tech experts to analyse hundreds of thousands of social media messages to understand the conflict running online.

Governance

April 2024

मणिपुर पर असम राइफल्स की रिपोर्ट: मुख्यमंत्री की तानाशाही के कारण बढ़ी हिंसा

प्रेजेंटेशन में लंबे समय तक चली इस हिंसा में मैतेई और कुकी-ज़ो दोनों समुदायों के सशस्त्र समूहों की भूमिका की ओर भी इशारा किया गया है

Technology

October 2023

मणिपुर की जातीय हिंसा में सोशल मीडिया पर छिड़ी नैरेटिव की जंग

महीनों से चल रहे इस जातीय संघर्ष में सोशल मीडिया पर अपने-अपने समुदायों का पक्ष रखने और "दूसरे" को नीचा दिखाने की होड़ लगी है।

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