A.S. Panneerselvan is executive director of Panos South Asia which has a presence in five countries and works in three more with the help of local consultants. He is a steering committee member of the Global Forum for Media Development, and an advisory panel member of the Knight International Journalism Fellowship program
adminstered by ICFJ. Panneer, apart from being a regular columinst, is also a journalism teacher being the adjucnt faculty member of the prestigious Asian College of Journalism in Chennai. Panneer holds a Masters degree in Psychology. He was a Reuters Fellow at the University of Oxford in 1998. About his role as executive director, Panneerselvan says: “After the May 1998 nuclear tests at Pokhran in India and Chagai in Pakistan, most observers said South Asia has become one of the most dangerous places to live. Panos South Asia will strive to make the region a peaceful and equitable one.” Panneer is Indian. He has lectured widely in UK and in the United States of America.