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Nieman night: Impact of digital and social media in Latin America, India, China

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Boston Globe

135 Morrissey Blvd. · Dorchester, MA

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The Globe Lab on the 2d floor (there will be signs)

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Join three Nieman fellows to discuss the growth and impact of digital and social media in Latin America, India, China—how users are employing technology to report and comment on the news, organize and motivate civic groups, and circumvent government controls.

Leslie Hook is a Beijing correspondent for the Financial Times, covering energy, the environment, commodities and general news in China. She has written stories on topics ranging from Mongolian herders in the Gobi Desert to rare earth mines in Southern China to solar-powered villages in Xinjiang. She previously worked forThe Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong, where she wrote editorials and op-eds on political and human rights issues in Asia. She also worked at the Far Eastern Economic Review in Hong Kong, writing cover stories about China and editing essays for the magazine.

Hasit Shah is a senior broadcast journalist at BBC News in London who has produced award-winning national and international news programs. He has also worked in social media in the BBC newsroom and as a foreign affairs producer specializing in South Asia. He has covered major breaking news stories and events including the Mumbai attacks, riots in France, violence in Indian-administered Kashmir, the London bombings, regime change in Egypt and the earthquake in Japan. Shah is a 2014 Nieman-Berkman Fellow in Journalism Innovation at Harvard.

Daniel Eilemberg, the founder and editor-in-chief of the Animal Político ( website, will use his time at Harvard to build the site into the leading digital editorial company in Mexico. While on campus, he hopes to work in partnership with others to conceptualize and build the platforms, teams and tools needed to expand his organization into a modern, digital newsroom, integrating the best technology and journalistic practices. Daniel Eilemberg is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Animal Político ( A journalist, entrepreneur and producer, Daniel has been editor of Poder Hispanic Magazine and executive editor of the magazine LOFT. He also served as editor of Page One Daily News, a daily newsletter directed to 40,000 senior executives throughout the hemisphere.In 2008, Daniel produced Operation Checkmate: The Rescue of Ingrid Betancourt, for National Geographic Channel. The film was named Best Documentary of the year by viewers of NatGeo. From 2001 to 2005, Daniel lived in Los Angeles, California where he worked in the creative department of the studies of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.Daniel conducted his university studies in London, England. He was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia.