Join Megha Rajagopalan, international correspondent and former China bureau chief for Buzzfeed News for a discussion on China and the rise of artificial intelligence and mass surveillance technology. David Eaves, Lecturer in Public Policy at HKS will moderate.
Megha Rajagopalan is an award-winning international correspondent for BuzzFeed News, based in London. Previously, she was BuzzFeed News' China bureau chief and a political correspondent for Reuters in Beijing. In August 2018, she was forced to leave China by the Chinese government. She has reported from 23 countries in Asia and the Middle East on stories ranging from the North Korean nuclear crisis to the peace process in Afghanistan and is a recognized expert on the subject of mass surveillance in authoritarian contexts. Rajagopalan was the first journalist to find and visit an internment camp for Uighur Muslims in China's far west province of Xinjiang — work for which she won the Human Rights Press Award in 2018. In 2019, she won a Mirror Award for an investigation uncovering the links between Facebook and religious violence in Sri Lanka.