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News, 7/6/2018

India’s representative to the Foreign Correspondents’ Programme in Finland

The 2018 edition of thisisFINLAND Foreign Correspondents’ Programme (FCP) is approaching. In August, sixteen participants from different countries will start their three-week journey through Finland.

Meet Sadia Akhtar, who will be taking part from India in this year’s Foreign Correspondents’ Programme.

Sadia Akhtar, Sadia Akhtar

Sadia Akhtar is a multimedia journalist from New Delhi. As a correspondent with Hindustan Times, Sadia reports about politics, education, and heritage. She has written about issues ranging from women's and children's rights to refugees and social justice. Having worked with different news mediums, she can tell stories using text, photos, video and data.

Sadia strives to practice journalism that helps to build empathy and understanding. She has also directed a documentary about Tibetan refugees in India.  A quizzer at heart, she constantly endeavours to explore new places. Sadia has previously worked with CNN News18 and India Today. She has studied at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and Sciences Po, Paris.


The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland has administrated thisisFINLAND Foreign Correspondents’ Programme since 1990.The programme is targeted for young international journalists.

The programme provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about Finland, Finnish society and the Finnish way of life. It includes briefings on various subjects, meetings with Finnish professionals and visits to business enterprises, cultural sites and institutions.

For more information on the Foreign Correspondents’ Programme please visit the FCP website:

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Updated 7/6/2018

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