Priti Salian is a Bengaluru-based independent journalist and has reported from India, Germany, and Uganda on global health, human rights, social justice, development, and culture. More specifically, she has covered issues of disability, gender, education, health care, and aging. Her work has appeared across seven countries in the Guardian, the BBC, National Geographic, NBC News, Public Radio International, Devex, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The British Medical Journal, The Lancet, CityLab, The Christian Science Monitor, South China Morning Post, Al Jazeera, and The National, among others.
In 2019, Salian was a fellow of Robert Bosch Foundation in Germany, and in 2022 she traveled to Oxford on a fellowship with Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism where she conducted research on disability inclusion in Indian newsrooms. Her paper “A 9-step plan for “curb-cutting” disability access in Indian news and newsrooms” is a result of the study.
She is a TEDx speaker and a contributor to the ethical travel anthology Tread Brightly.