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Govind Ethiraj

Mumbai, India
Govindraj Ethiraj is a television & print journalist and founder & Managing Trustee of the award-winning www.indiaspend.org & www.factchecker.in, both public interest journalism efforts that use data to investigate and tell stories.  IndiaSpend is a member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) and its content is now widely published and cited in Indian print, digital and television media.A career business journalist who has reported and written on Indian business and the economy for the last 24 years, he also anchors seasonal shows on Indian news television – the current one being the weekly `Policy Watch’ on public service broadcaster Rajya Sabha or RS TV.He is also the founder of Boom Live and Ping Digital Broadcast, a news and utility focused digital television network. Previously, he was Founder-Editor in Chief of Bloomberg TV India, a 24-hours business news service launched out of Mumbai in 2008 and a partnership between Bloomberg LLP and the UTV Group in India.  Prior to setting up Bloomberg TV, he worked with Business Standard newspaper as Editor (New Media) with a specific mandate of integrating the newspaper’s news operations with its digital or web platform.
Before that, Govindraj spent five years with television channel CNBC-TV18 where he worked from near start-up point and actively drove most of the channel's programming growth and expansion initiatives.
Prior to television, he worked in print in The EconomicTimes, Business World and Business India magazines. He is a Fellow of The Aspen Institute, Colorado  and a winner of the BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Award 2014.