Anuj Chopra


Anuj Chopra is currently a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia Journalism School. He covered Saudi Arabia and Yemen for four years as the Riyadh bureau chief for Agence France-Presse (AFP). Before that he was AFP's Kabul bureau chief for two and a half years. Chopra began working for AFP in 2011 in Hong Kong as an editor at the agency's Asia-Pacific headquarters, a stint that included assignments in Syria, Afghanistan and Myanmar. He has written from hotspots around Asia and the Middle East for international publications such as The Atlantic, TIME, The Economist and The Washington Post. He has won several journalism prizes including the CNN Young Journalist Award, the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Award, the Human Rights Press Award and the Ramnath Goenka prize for excellence in journalism.