I am an independent journalist and researcher working in Geneva, Switzerland. My areas of interest include global health, international trade and illicit financial flows. I have been a journalist for more than 15 years in Geneva, New York and New Delhi.
Alongside journalism, I also do short-term, custom research work.
I have reported extensively on matters of international development for the last ten years in Geneva – where inter-disciplinary issues converge in fascinating ways. I have also worked at a trade law firm and at a UN public health agency.
Prior to Switzerland, I worked in New York City, where I reported on debt and bankruptcy in the immediate aftermath of the financial crises in 2008 in different newsrooms.
My career in journalism began in the layered and challenging Indian city of New Delhi in 2003. Like many aspiring young Indian reporters, I headed to New Delhi, fresh from journalism school and ended up working for financial newspapers. For five years, I reported on public finance, monetary policy, India’s banking and insurance sectors and the wider politics.
I have a master’s in Development Studies from The Graduate Institute in Geneva (2013), a master’s in Business and Economic Reporting from New York University (2010) and a post-graduate diploma in journalism from Asian College of Journalism (2003). I have a bachelor’s in science, in genetics, chemistry and microbiology from Osmania University, Hyderabad (2002). I also have a bachelor’s degree in economics from a distance-learning program (2005).
Given my diverse interests, I am keen on working on assignments where science, law and economics come together.
I love reading, writing and traveling. I live in a small Swiss town along Lake Leman with my family.
- I can be reached at: patnaik[dot]reporting[at]gmail[dot]com
- I tweet here – @pretpat – mostly about Indian politics, global health and interesting work of other commentators.
- linkedin: http://ch.linkedin.com/in/pritipatnaik