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Sumit Galhotra is a freelance journalist and serves as Communications Officer for Human Rights and Story Development at American Jewish World Service. Prior to joining AJWS, he served as Senior Asia Researcher at the Committee to Protect Journalists, where he produced blogs and reports, responded to journalists in distress, and participated in reporting and advocacy missions to Bangladesh, India, Indonesia and Nepal. Previously, Sumit worked at the international news desk of CNN International, helped produce Amnesty International USA’s quarterly magazine, and served as analyst for Freedom House’s Freedom of the Press country reports. He earned his graduate degrees in human rights and journalism from Columbia University and his B.A. in international relations and journalism from NYU. He has reported from India, Israel, Palestine, South Africa and the U.K.