Ashok Sharma is an Indian journalist based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He has more than three decades of experience with newspapers and TV news channel. His background includes rich experience of reporting, editing, re-writing news and features for daily newspapers - print and online. For the past over 10 years he has been in the UAE where he worked as a senior journalist with Dubai's leading English-language newspaper Khaleej Times (www.khaleejtimes.com) until he formed his own freelance company Downtown to work as an independent journalist. linkedin.com/in/ashok-sharma-67757019 Sharma holds a MA in Literature (English and American); a BA in English Literature and Public Administration; Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. He has also studied Business Management; and attended newsroom management workshop at Commonwealth Press Union, London.