A. S. Panneerselvan is the Readers’ Editor of The Hindu, an independent internal news ombudsman functioning with clearly formulated Terms of Reference. Apart from being a regular columnist, he is also a journalism teacher and is an adjunct faculty of the prestigious Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. With wide experience in both print and television journalism, he heads the regional media development organisation Panos South Asia . He is a member of the governing body of the K M Adimoolam Foundation for Arts in Chennai and an editorial advisor for the long-form magazine, The Little Magazine. He is a steering committee member of the Global Forum for Media Development, and an advisory panel member of the Knight International Journalism Fellowship programme administered by ICFJ. He was a Reuters Fellow at the University of Oxford. He has lectured widely in the U.K. and the United States of America on Indian media and politics.