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Prof. K. G. Suresh Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism & Communication, India2 Talks
Prof K. G. Suresh is a Senior Journalist, Columnist, Educationist, Socio-Political Commentator, and Communication Strategist. He is currently serving as Vice Chancellor, Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism & Communication, Bhopal, Asia’s first and India’s oldest and largest media university.... read more
Earlier, he has served as Director General, Indian Institute of Mass Communication – India’s premier media training institution; Senior Consulting Editor with Doordarshan News, India’s public news broadcaster; Founder Dean, School of Modern Media, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun; Editorial Consultant with Asianet News Network; Chief Political Correspondent with Press Trust of India and Group Media Advisor to Dalmia Bharat Enterprises Ltd.
He is a recipient of the prestigious Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Award for outstanding contribution to Journalism by the Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Ministry of Education, Government of India. He was earlier designated Commonwealth Youth Ambassador for Peace by Commonwealth Youth Programme, Asia.
He is also the Founder President of the Global Media Education Council, the only India driven international academic platform.
A TEDx Speaker & Henry Stewart Talks contributor, Prof. Suresh had successfully completed an Experiential Course in Public Health Communication from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
He is a Member of Academic Councils and Boards of Studies of several universities.
Prof. Suresh has international conferences including the International Co-Production Conference at Seoul, South Korea, June 2018, organized by the Korea Communication Commission, International Conference on RTI Sri Lanka and Media Reforms, Colombo, Sep 2016; 15th Asian Media Summit, New Delhi; keynote address on human rights at the LAWASIA International Conference in New Delhi, the Battle of Ideas panel discussion organized by the UK-based Institute of Ideas and the British Council India, the India-Japan Global Partnership Summit in Tokyo, September 2011, the Fourth Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) at Doha, Qatar in December 2011, the Fifth Forum of UNAOC at Vienna, Austria, Asian Youth Leaders’ Summit, New Delhi, October 2013, 16th World Sanskrit Conference, Bangkok, June 2015 & World Hindi Conference, Mauritius 2018 besides chairing the session on 'Public Policy and Well Being' under the aegis of ICSSR and University of Lausanne at Basel, Switzerland, September 2017.
He was the only journalist to represent India at the World Media Conference in Seoul in March 2015, organized by leading US daily, The Washington Times. Suresh was on the international jury for the Plural+ International Youth Video Festival 2012, organised by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the International Organisation for Migration. He was the first South Asian to be nominated as a jury since the inception of the festival in 2009.
In June 2021, Prof. Suresh conducted an Indo Greek workshop supported by the US State Department on misinformation and disinformation.
He has extensively travelled across India and the world including Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Qatar, Mauritius, and South Africa among others.