About me

I am Saurabh Sharma, a self-taught freelance journalist based out of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Welcome to my space in the digital grid.


I work with Reuters on a contractual basis over a myriad of topics ranging from crime, politics to human rights violations.

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101 Reporters

Other than doing stories, I also work on enabling freelancers and helped create and maintain a network of over 3k reporters from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. At 101, I anchored the Pakistan election coverage and Easter bombings in Sri Lanka for Firstpost.

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Al Jazeera

One of the many international publications I have majorly worked with. I reported on hard news covering a variety of topics from politics to crime.

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2023 Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism

I was part of the Reuters team that won this award for our coverage of the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak in India

2022 SOPA Award for Environment Reporting

As part of a five member team of reporters including Joe Brock, John Geddie, Valerie Volcovic, Yuddh Chaya Budhiman and yours truly.

2017 Lorenzo Natali Grand Prize in the Professsional Category

I received the prize for a profile I had done on the life of an adolescent girl living on the streets in India.

About Me

I’m presently working for Reuters and 101 Reporters (where I am also one of the founding members) and have worked for various international organisations as well including Al Jazeera and The Times (UK). I often travel for my work and report on human rights, gender, crime and politics. I have covered some of the most important and controversial events in India, such as the anti-CAA protests and violence, encounter killings across Uttar Pradesh, the grand Kumbh festival, and the state assembly and general elections. Click the icon below to know more about me and my work.