Vipul Mudgal is an activist, journalist and an academic. He is the Director and Chief Executive of Common Cause (www.commoncause.in), known for its high-impact interventions. He also heads the Inclusive Media for Change (www.im4change.org) a clearinghouse of ideas and information on India’s marginalised. A doctorate in media studies from Leicester University, UK, as a Nehru Fellow, Vipul has been a Resident Editor of Hindustan Times in Jaipur and Lucknow, South Asia Editor of Asia Times, Bangkok, and a BBC journalist in London and Delhi. He was earlier a visiting Senior Fellow and the founder-director of Publics and Policies Programme at the CSDS. He works on the intersections of media, democracy and political violence.