Natalia Antelava

Natalia Antelava is co-founder and editor-in-chief of Coda Story, an award-winning newsroom that covers the roots of global crises. Originally from Tbilisi, Georgia Natalia started her journalism career in West Africa and has been BBC’s resident correspondent in the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East, Washington DC, and India. She has covered the Russian invasion of Georgia in 2008, the wars in Iraq and in Eastern Ukraine, and reported undercover from Burma, Yemen, and Uzbekistan. Her investigations into human rights abuses in Central Asia, Iraq, and the United States have won her a number of awards and an Emmy nomination. In addition to a career in broadcast journalism, Natalia has written for many publications, including the Guardian, Forbes magazine, the New Yorker, and CNN. She is the host of Undercurrents: Tech, Tyrants and Us, Coda’s podcast about how technology has helped authoritarianism advance, and Infamous International: The Pink Panther’s Story. Natalia serves on several non-profit boards, and she is currently a John S. Knight Journalism fellow at Stanford University

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