Disha Shetty is a reporter with The Fuller Project where she writes on environment and health issues. Her science reporting combines data, latest research and human stories.
Before joining The Fuller Project, Disha spent a decade working across print, digital and television platforms in India in both full-time and freelance roles. At her most recent full-time job with the data journalism initiative IndiaSpend, Disha travelled across India for six months to document how climate change was affecting communities. She also worked on a collaborative investigative series ‘Environment Undone’ that looked at how India was systematically opening up its protected areas like national parks and wildlife sanctuaries to infrastructure projects at great costs to the environment. The work received an honorary mention at the 2021 SEJ awards.
Disha has extensively covered infectious diseases like Tuberculosis as well as stories on maternal and child health. She is the winner of ICFJ’s 2018 Global Health Reporting Contest Award, and has been a 2019 RAF fellow to the UN. She has received reporting grants from the Pulitzer Center, Earth Journalism Network and International Women's Media Fund, among others.
Disha has a Bachelors in Mass Media from Mumbai University, a PG Diploma in TV journalism from Asian College of Journalism and holds an MA in Science, Environment and Medicine Journalism from Columbia University. She currently lives in Pune, India.
Her work has appeared in publications such as Undark, Hakai, Forbes, IndiaSpend, and Scroll, among others.
Recent reporting by Disha:
In Goa, the Water Runs Black - Hakai
Interactive: Unravelling air pollution in Asia – The Third Pole
Environment Undone – IndiaSpend
India’s climate change hotspots - IndiaSpend
India’s top court has expanded abortion rights for unmarried women. We spoke to the lawyer who fought for the change.
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