• Vishal Manve

    Graduate Student pursuing climate and technology policy at The Fletcher School, Tufts University. Currently, work with UNFCCC in the Global Innovation Team as a Mitigation Intern.


    Previous work: Journalist - Agence France Presse (AFP): India's economic and foreign policy, gender, and human rights.


    Fellow CIVICUS, Climate Tracker, East-West Center, and Splice Newsroom.


    Prior stints at Catch News, Scroll.in, Daily News and Analysis and Free Press Journal.

    Interned at Gateway House and BBC World news.


    Contact: manve.vishal@gmail.com

    Twitter: @VishalManve12

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  • Career

    Updated on 15 May 2016

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    Agence France Presse (AFP)

    South Asian correspondent, Mumbai.
    May 16, 2016 onwards. 
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    Catch News

    October 2015 onwards

    -Cover Foreign Policy and business beat.

    -Tracking news wires and editing.

    Author bio: http://www.catchnews.com/author/vishal-ym-1439185034.html
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    Multimedia Producer 
    July 2015 - September 2015
    - Handling production tasks for the new project 'Social Wire'
    - Curating major news stories from different beats: Business, Tech, World, Politics
    - Writing news briefs on Indian politics, international affairs and major breaking news stories
    - Editing news briefs
    - Managing social media content creation and curation
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    Gateway House: Indian Council of Global Relations

    Research / website intern 
    – June 2015
    · Identifying and summarizing relevant external articles, backgrounders, essays, blogs and reports for the website’s Publications and News & Analysis section.

    · Maintaining and managing the Global Events calendar which documents foreign policy events relevant to India and the world.

    · Liaisoning with online media outlets, think tanks and academic institutions, and forging institutional relationships to share online content and data.

    · Identifying new contributors for the website’s Blogs section.

    - Video and audio editing
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    Freelance Writer 
    – May 2015
    Writing articles on Crowdfunding via art, music and relief work.
    Also, my campaign is running currently. please DONATE: CLICK HERE
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    Diligent Media Corporation Ltd,Mumbai

    Sub editor and reporter 
    – Dec 2014
    My main tasks include,
    -Content creation, tracking news and disseminating it with appropriate stories, spin-offs
    -Writing analysis pieces
    -Have handled Budget 2014 and Lok Sabha elections 2014
    -Book reviews
    -Curated pieces
    -Market coverage
    -Understanding SEO
    -Business and political stories for the web
    Stories can be found at: http://www.dnaindia.com/authors/vishal-manve
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    BBC News

    Editorial Intern 
    – Nov 2013
    The Mumbai bureau produces India Business Report, which is aired on BBC World News every Sunday. The show is ideated, shot, produced and edited completely from India, with segment contributions from the Delhi bureau.
    As an intern my job is to research stories from ideation to execution, handle production tasks including voice-overs, Vox-pops and find expert /relevant people for the story to interview and assist on shoots.
    Stories worked on,
    - Land acquisition bill
    -Building collapse in Mumbai
    -Rural consumerism
    -Interview with HRD ministry
    -Delhi gang rape verdict
    -Indians selected for Project Mars
    -Jiyo Parsi story
    -News-belts and voice-overs
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    The Free Press Journal Newspaper

    Trainee Reporter 
    – Jun 2013
    My first Reporting job was a challenge but I believe in making the most out of every situation and reaching the goals by learning and perfecting multiple skill-sets.

    -Banters: A satirical write-up appearing every Monday in Free Press Journal Newspaper. Wrote consistently over the weeks.

    -Civic reporting: Covered pertinent issues affecting the city by visiting the Municipal Corporation's office headquartered at South Bombay. Interacted with various officials for the stories.

    -Main stories covered are,

    -Mumbra building collapse and related stories
    -Developmental plan of the city
    -Monsoon preparations by BMC
    -Standing committee meetings
    -Major accidents around the suburbs (Page one story)
    -Campa Cola/BMC issue
    -Interviewing the Assistant commissioner of BMC for a story.
    -Investigative reporting on the fires that shook Vaity and Savani apartments in Mumbai and digging out stories related to mismanagement by various authorities.
    -Interview with the Chief Fire Officer of Mumbai-Suhas Joshi.
    -Preparing weather reports and other stories.

    Some samples are below,
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    Hindustan Times

    – Nov 2012
    -Entertainment stories related to campus, theater festivals and music scenario.

    -Handled the layout and content arrangement in listings page of the paper.

    -Worked on Quark express versions 4.0 & 8.1
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    NDTV GoodTimes

    Production Assistant Intern 
    – Oct 2012
    Worked on a show called Heavy Petting.

    -Research: Conducted research to find suitable candidates to be on the show.

    -Handled production tasks for the show like listing, winner selection, Recce amongst others.

    -Worked on the software Final Cut Pro to do basic editing for the show.
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    Indian Express

    Reporting Intern 
    – Aug 2012
    First brush with print Journalism to learn the succinct work pressure and implore writing skills and achieve a perfect symbiosis of report writing, fact collection and verification.

    -Worked on city news in close contact with senior reporters

    -Understood the complexities of networking and finding stories

    -Was inducted into QUEST-a series of educational interviews where I conducted interviews for the special supplement

    Please check the links for BYLINES: http://bit.ly/17zb0bE
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    Newsroom Intern 
    – Mar 2012
    Brushed up news-selection skills by assisting the producer.

    Undertook duties like,
    -Uplinking chips
    -Assisting producer
    -Basic editing on Avid Pro
    -Securing permissions for crew-shooting and conducting the entire session
    -Visiting locations and gathering public reaction to some stories
    -Conducted a full fledged interview with a winner for photography contest

    “Social media isn’t journalism. It’s information. Journalism is what you do with it.” - C. J. Chivers


    Aim to learn coding - Proficient with writing and editing - Fixer and producer - Reporter

    Fixing interviews
    -Have created an extensive database of sources for stories, either television or print.

    Citation, Referencing, verification and analysis. 

    Consistent adherence to style sheets: Can write reports, features and prepare content strategies. 

    Photography: Hobby that culminated into a professional add-on. Experienced as a photographer for newspapers.

    Social Media:
    Creating strategies, understanding data journalism and verification models etc

    Beat knowledge:
    Foreign policy, business and politics


    Masters in English literature.
    Post-graduation in Human Rights.
    Graduation: Mass media - journalism

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    Indian Institute of Human Rights

    Postgraduate diploma Humanities/Humanistic Studies 2013 - 2015

    Describe your studies, involvements, and accomplishments at this school.

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    Alliance Francaise de Bombay

    A1 and A2 French 2010 - 2014

    Studied A1 level

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    St Andrews College

    Bachelor in mass media/Journalism Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2010 - 2013

    Activities: Essay competitions, plays and library events

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    Mumbai University 

    Masters in English Literature 
  • Peer Reviews

    Recommendations and reviews:

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    Nilay Syam
    Multimedia News Editor at Agence France Presse (AFP):

    Vishal is a highly intelligent, driven and multi-talented person. His articles are a testament to his excellent research and journalistic skills.Given Vishal's enthusiasm to learn and dedication to work he will certainly be an asset to any organisation he works for.
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    Ruchi Kumar
    Digital Managing Editor at Paiwandgah, Impassion Afghanistan

    Vishal is an excellent journalist with a sharp mind and eye for good news stories. He is also a tremendous asset to have on your team, because he is that guy who gets the work done. Even under extreme pressure, Vishal delivers with ease.

    He has a strong drive to learn more and in-depth, and approaches every subject strategically. The same pragmatism is reflected in his stories and articles.

    He is also very socially driven and is always striving hard to create relevant and impactful content. Vishal is a journalist with his heart in the right place.
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    Content and Campaign Manager at Ketto


    Vishal is one guy you can always bank on -- in both easy and complex situations. It's admirable how he delivers such detailed, well-researched copies in the least time possible. An efficient, hard-working, well-read, honest and sensible reporter/writer. My experience has been amazing with Vishal. From dna India to Ketto, I have always banked on him. After all, he is one colleague I would wish everybody should have, at least once

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    Abe Nasser
    Network, Telecom, & Mobile Infrastructure

    Vishal has a great personality that is easy and enjoyable to work with. His timely research, analysis and results are incredible. I would definitely recommend him as I would definitely utilize his great skills for future opportunities and tasks.
  • Get in touch 

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  •   For freelance opportunities, contact me. 
    • Can produce video stories, pitch and fix interviews, edit videos.
    • Proficient in new media technologies and usage of multimedia elements.

    Email: manve.vishal@gmail.com