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V.S. Sambandan Profile English language print and online journalist in The Hindu, an Indian national daily newspaper, with excellent communication, editorial and management skills. Experience includes launching and implementing the newspaper’s new website, www.thehindu.com, online news and content management, foreign correspondent and editorial writer. Interviewed Heads of States, academics and a spectrum of policy makers. Strong postgraduate qualifications in Economics with experience in making complex topics accessible to an international readership. Career Highlights Journalism Correspondent, editorial writer, editor, foreign correspondent, and news manager: Areas include foreign affairs, Indian economics and social issues, politics, conflicts, natural disasters and general news, features, op-ed and editorials. Experience in India and Sri Lanka: news, economic, political and military analyses, research-based country analyses. Editorial management / production Conceptualised and launched new online and print products. Supervised and managed an online news team. Liaised with marketing, technical and digital media teams. Professional Affiliation President and Secretary, Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Sri Lanka Handled the public profile of the Association, organised interactions with international newsmakers; planned and organised multimedia exhibition on the 2004-tsunami. Languages: English (IELTS Score: 8.5), Tamil (mother tongue)

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