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Randeep Ramesh joins The Guardian Foundation board

The Guardian Foundation this week announced the appointment of Guardian journalist Randeep Ramesh to its board, effective immediately.

Randeep Ramesh joins The Guardian Foundation board
Randeep Ramesh: “At a time when an epidemic of lying is corroding democracy’s institutions, it is vital the public can be inoculated by curious and honest journalism.” Photograph: Graham Turner/The Guardian.

Randeep Ramesh is a chief leader writer for the Guardian. His career at the Guardian has seen him tackle a variety of roles, including South Asia correspondent, social affairs editor and investigative reporter. Randeep, a former Scott Trust bursary recipient, edited the Guardian’s instant history of the Iraq War.

Among his accolades is Scoop of the Year and What the Papers Say Investigation of the Year for his work on parliamentary lobbying scandals. Randeep is a trustee of the anti-poverty charity Z2K and on the advisory board for the University of Sheffield’s Political Economy Research Institute.

Commenting on the appointment, Liz Forgan, Chair, The Guardian Foundation, said: “We are delighted to welcome Randeep to The Guardian Foundation board. His skills and knowledge as an award-winning journalist, experience advising leading charities and passion for our mission will make him a hugely valuable addition.

“As we continue to grow the impact of the Foundation through our news literacy, access and capacity development work, Randeep’s expertise will undoubtedly strengthen our capabilities.”

Commenting on his appointment, Randeep Ramesh, said: “At a time when an epidemic of lying is corroding democracy’s institutions, it is vital the public can be inoculated by curious and honest journalism. The Foundation’s work is important to ensure truth does not become the first casualty of this age.”

The Guardian Foundation has recently expanded their Education Centre programme, changing its name to Behind the Headlines to reflect the wide variety of workshops and resources that aim to open up the world of news for young people. The Foundation’s primary school programme, NewsWise, has also returned to in-person school visits for the first time since the pandemic began.

Randeep will join existing board members Liz Forgan (Chair), Geraldine Proudler, Melody Patry, Jonathan Scott, Gary Younge and Nina Blackwell.

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