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Rakesh Mathur is an international researcher and journalist. He has been working in Britain, France, Germany, India and the U.S. Rakesh has contributed to research organisations, television companies, print and radio media. His recent work includes research for Kilroy Television for the BBC and writing for the electronic magazines such as Compuserve and AOL.

Rakesh is multi-lingual, feels at home in all cultures. For more than ten years, he has been working as a free-lance translator and interpreter for various agencies. He is well versed in Information Technology and has been writing research based stories on bi-lateral relations between Europe and India.

Rakesh Mathur is a highly motivated, determined and tenacious individual. He enjoys being part of a team and works well under pressure, respects deadlines and has considerable reputation of organising research and promotional events. He recently organised music evenings at the Nehru Centre, Mayfair, London and round-table conference, 'Journalists in Exile' in Paris.

Career Summary:


Production of Digital Audio-visual on Breakout 1998

·Editor of CIM NEWS, Editing multimedia on Indian bus.1997
· Web page design (html) for emap publication 1996
· TV programme: "Building For Britain" on foreign trade 1995
· Translation and Interpretation for various companies, since 1994
· Directed training videos: 'AIM HIGH' and 'A STITCH IN TIME' 1993
· Curated photo exhibition for LFF on S. Ray 1992
· Research for Carlton TV programmes on multi-culturalism 1992
· Europe Correspondent for Hinduism Today since 1991
· Europe Correspondent for India Worldwide magazine since 1990
· Research for Ethnic Response and Hinduja Foundations 1989
· Researcher for Prod. For the BBC and Channel 4 TV since 1988
· Freelance Research and writing work in Europe 1980-1988
· Sub-editor and Reporter at Times of India publications 1973-1979

Freelance work included the following:

Print Media:
France: Paris Match, L'Express, La Nouvelle de L'Inde,
U.K.: Guardian, South, Internet, City Limits,
Evening Standard, Movie, Today, Libas, The Voice, C I M
Newsletter. Purvai. India: Economic Times,
N.B. Times, Madhuri, Dharmayug, Cinemaya Television: BBC, France Culture 3,
Channel 4, Carlton, Doordarshan, TV Asia, Box Productions, Kilroy
Television, Azad Productions and Hyphen Films.
Radio: BBC, France Culture, Deutsche Welle, All India Radio, Spectrum,
Viva. Publications: Orbis London: Chapters in the Illustrated History of
The World Movies, La Cuisine Indienne, edition Nouvelle de L'Inde


for the following organisations:

· Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
· Commonwealth Institute,London ·Festival du Film et de la Presse, Strasbourg
· School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
· Gypsies in Europe for Himalayan Academy, Hawaii, USA
· Passengers surveys for the British Rail and London Transport
· Airbus A-320 for Channel 4 Television
· Ethnic Response: qualitative surveys of ethnic population
· International Delegate for Film Festivals in Berlin, Bombay, Cannes, Locarno, Mannheim, La Rochelle, Varna, Nantes, Honolulu, New Delhi, Nantes and London
· Art Festiavals of Avignon, London, Greenwich, Montpellier, French bi-centennaire celebrations, Paris and year long festivals of Indian arts in Britain, France, Germany and Switzerland.

Member of Executive Committees

of the following organisations:
· Chartered Institute of Marketing 1997
· Foreign Press Association, London 1995-'96
· Migrants Resource Centre, London 1994-'95
· Westminster Race Equality Council 1992-'94
· Indian Arts Council 1986-'88

Education and Training

· Post Graduate Studies and short Courses in Communication Arts (Bombay and London), Research and Reporting (New Delhi), History of Arts (Paris) Printing (London), Marketing and Small Businesses (London), Word-processing and spreadsheet (London), html language and the Internet (London). Attended
several seminars and conferences on Ethnic issues in Europe.
· Bachelor of Arts (Delhi University)
· Diploma in Film and Television Production (Pune, India)

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi,
French and some Italian.

Special Assignments

Covered high level press assignments such as signing of
Maastricht treaty, G7 meetings, State visits of John Major, Mr
Mitterrand, Chancellor Kohl to India and Indian Prime Ministers to Europe.
Commonwealth Leaders Business Forum, London 97.

Proffesional Membership

of Chartered Institute of Marketing , The Royal Television Society, Foreign Press Association in London and Royal Society of Arts.

If you would like to contant Rakesh with regard to a possible assignment , please e-mail him.