Megha Rajagopalan was an intern at ProPublica, reporting on digital privacy, security and freedom. She was a 2011 Fulbright fellow in Beijing, where she conducted research on the Chinese news media, and was previously a research fellow at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy institute in Washington, D.C. She has contributed to TIME Asia, The Wall Street Journal, CNN.com, Foreign Policy, The Christian Science Monitor and other publications. She speaks Mandarin Chinese.
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