In a career spanning three decades, Rajesh Joshi has worked in print, broadcast and digital. Rajesh started his career as a trainee reporter with a Delhi-based Hindi newspaper Jansatta, and then went on to join the English-language newsmagazine, Outlook, as a senior special correspondent. Later he carried out various responsibilities in Radio and Digital journalism.
Rajesh was offered a fellowship in the University of Cambridge in 1999. As a Press Fellow at Wolfson College, he studied the ‘Institutional Racism in the British Police’. Based on his study, he wrote an exhaustive academic paper, which was later published in the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW).
In 2001, he started working with BBC World Service, where he presented BBC Hindi’s flagship radio programme for many years. He was also a member of BBC Hindi’s digital team. After coming back to India in 2013, he became the editor of Hindi radio in India. He also led the digital transformation of the Sinhalese and Nepali services in London and Kathmandu.
He has extensive experience of doing ground reports for BBC from different parts of the world – from Brazil to west Africa, Cuba, Pakistan, Europe, the UK and the US, besides covering Indian politics and current affairs, especially the Maoist insurgency in Bastar and Telangana, the separatist movement in Kashmir, caste carnages in Bihar, communal riots, and also the Kargil war between India and Pakistan.
He also has under his belt several impactful investigative stories exposing corruption in high places and criminal-politician nexus.