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Tamil Speaking Freelance Journalists

paydesk has 24 reporters who speak Tamil. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography. Our top correspondents who speak Tamil are SIVARAMAKRISHNAN PARAMESWARAN and Hassaan Shazuli. Use our journalist directory to find an Tamil speaking member to work for you.

Journalists Who Speak Tamil



Sivaramakrishnan Parameswaran

Chennai, India
SIVARAMAKRISHNAN  (Siva) PARAMESWARAN is an award-winning senior international journalist based in Chennai, India.
-Multimedia and Multilingual journalism for over 34 years.
-Researching and writing online stories and  radio/TV content
-Experience includes newsgathering, field reporting, live Read morebroadcasts, etc.
-Fixer for international media houses including the BBC, CBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, France 24, SABC, JDS, TheAfricanGazette, Canada Uthayan, Lankafiles, and other organisations
-Skills include simultaneous translation, voiceover, scripting, setting up interviews, location fixing, PR,
-Translation of Scripts for TV & Radio production/subtitling/voiceover
Languages
English Hindi Malayalam
+3
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+13
Skills
Research Cultural Politics
+14

Hassaan Shazuli

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Hassaan Shazuli is a freelance journalist based in Sri Lanka. He has written for publications in the likes of Al Jazeera, Mongabay, VICE World News, and The New Arab. His stories on print, broadcast and digital media platforms, focus on issues affecting the society, economy and environment.

A Read morestoryteller at heart, Hassaan loves simplifying complex stories for audiences. He is a strong advocate of using simple words and stunning graphics to help people understand stories.

Check out his portfolio on - www.hassaanshazuli.com
Languages
English Sinhala Tamil
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+10
Skills
Social Breaking News Fact Checking
+7

Rukshana Rizwie

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Rukshana Rizwie is an editor and journalist based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Her Linkedin profile (https://lk.linkedin.com/in/rukshana-rizwie-******) features her extensive background as a local and international journalist.
Languages
English Hindi Sinhala
+1
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) News Gathering Feature Stories
+8
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Technology
+6

Sri Loganathan Velmurugan

Chennai, India
Sri Loganathan is a freelance photographer based in Chennai, South India. His interest in Photojournalism began at the very young age of 14. The photographs in newspapers were the main source of inspiration and he attempted to learn about the various challenges and opportunities in photojournalism.
Read more

The knowledge and skills he acquired in photography through his Bachelor's degree benefitted as he joined as an Intern with Citizen Matters as a Photo/Video Journalist during his semester holidays. His personal interest in the field extends the scope of his work. He captures various events in and around his locale.

His works have been published in The Hindu Tamil newspaper, Dinakaran, and other websites. He is also a founding member of Photo Meet Chennai, a Tamil Nadu-based photo community that conducts photo walks and various photography-related activities in Tamilnadu. His works are recognized and have been exhibited at various events. He has also experienced a new domain when he worked with Chennai Photo Biennale, as a photo mentor and he taught the basics of photography to a bunch of school kids.

His first full-time on-field experience in photojournalism was working with Citizen Matters. He was greatly influenced and developed further interest in the field. His most recent works are published in The New Indian Express where he joined as an intern. He developed distinctive skills in particular depicting the essence of the circumstances through his work.

In a juried exhibition conducted by The North Dakota State University's Memorial Union Gallery in Fargo, North Dakota (USA), three of his photographs were selected and exhibited on the themes of protest and discord. His work was based on the CAA protests in 2020 in Chennai, India.

Sri Loganathan involves himself to find distinctive frames which speak for themselves. He is currently working on his personal projects.
Languages
English Tamil
Services
Photography

Dinitha Rathnayake

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Dinitha Rathnayake is a distinguished journalist with over 15 years of experience. Her career has been marked by numerous accolades, recognizing her exceptional work in investigative journalism, gender sensitivity, and media management.

she was awarded the prestigious Glorious Iconic World Read moreAwardees International Award, a special recognition for her contributions to media, particularly in the field of investigative journalism. This award, given in 2023, underscores her dedication and excellence in uncovering stories that matter.

In 2016, she received the South Asian Inquirer Award in the Radio Category, a testament to her investigative prowess and ability to bring important issues to light. The same year, she was also honored with the RTE Mobile Journalism Award, demonstrating her adaptability and skill in utilizing new technologies for storytelling.

In 2017, Rathnayake was acknowledged with the South Asia Laadli Media and Advertising Award for Gender Sensitivity, highlighting her commitment to promoting gender equality and sensitivity in media.

Her exemplary work ethic and dedication were further recognized when she was named the Best Employee of Neth FM in 2015, a testament to her outstanding performance and contributions to the station.

In 2018, Rathnayake was the 2nd Runner-Up in the Prima Kottu Mee Hotnspiystar competition and won the title of Miss Congeniality in Miss Working Girl Pageant. She also won the title of Miss Catwalk in the Miss Asia World pageant, showcasing her versatility and ability to excel in various fields.

Beyond her professional achievements, Rathnayake is also a dedicated educator. She currently serves as a Visiting Lecturer at the Sri Lanka College of Journalism, where she imparts her extensive knowledge and expertise to aspiring journalists.
Languages
English Hindi Sinhala
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+7
Skills
Media Training Current Affairs Food & Drink
+7

Mythili Sampathkumar

New York, United States of America
My name is Mythili and I am freelance print and online journalist but am also a staff reporter for The Independent. 

My latest work can be found here: http://independent.co.uk/author/mythili-sampathkumar

Prior to becoming a writer, I worked for several years in corporate global trade Read morecompliance, providing services on import/export controls, logistics, and risk analysis. I am also a Licensed U.S. Customs Broker. 

I have a B.A. from the University of Maryland-College Park and did my MA graduate work at Johns Hopkins. 

My main beats include: 
Breaking News
New York-based stories
Washington, DC politics 
United Nations (I hold press accreditation at UN Headquarters)
Climate Change (political and social impact on women, conflict, health. I also cover the UN negotiations process for a global climate change agreement)
Languages
English Tamil
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
+7
Skills
Investigative Reporting Breaking News Business
+8

Rose Stephanie Justin

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Rose Stephanie Justin is a journalist based in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Languages
English Malayalam Sinhala
+1
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) News Gathering Journalism
+2
Skills
Travel Fact Checking Entertainment & Celebrity
+7

Selladurai Krishnakumar

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Selladurai KrishnaKumar is a journalist based in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Languages
English Hindi Sinhala
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) News Gathering 360 Videography
+2
Skills
Finance Entertainment & Celebrity Travel
+5

Priya Varma

Chennai, India
I bring with me diversified knowledge and rich experience, which I believe holds me in a good stead to perform the challenging tasks assigned by the organization for the development of the same and advancement of my career growth. The Four Years of my Professional Journey in various streams  Media, Read more Etiquette's  Trainer,  Adventure  Sports  Coach, Entrepreneurship Development & Corporate Communication has given me a wide range of experience, which has contributed significantly to my  expertise in Corporate Training, Entrepreneurial Development and Team Management. I have sustained experience in interacting with human resource personnel and interviewed for media. With a proven track  record in media and excellent interpersonal skills, I am seeking a vibrant opportunity to join a dynamic and professional team, which will facilitate my passion wherein, I can add value with my creative skills & innovative thinking.
Languages
English Hindi Malayalam
+2
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+8
Skills
Film & Theatre Food & Drink Fact Checking
+8

Sunil Sunil

Bengaluru, India
Sunil 

I am from Bangalore,India. I am an independent professional, making community development videos.I shoot and edit myself to make videos.I work as a 'one man crew'. I have experience of making more than 200 short duration videos of 3 to 5 minutes. . My clients are from Development sector,  Read moreGovernment,  and Corporate as well. My videos are mostly on impact stories. My interest are on impact stories of lives and livelihoods and development oriented subjects on communities.  I work on CSR videos for the private sector and Government. Works can be shared on request.

I can communicate in English,Kannada,Tamil,Malayalam,Hindi
Languages
English Kannada Malayalam
+1
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Photography Video Rushes
+1
Skills
Science & Environment Fact Checking Climate Change
+3

Santhia P.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I'm a good communicator with strong interpersonal skills with always an eye for stellar scoops: Communications whiz with over ten years' of experience as a journalist, broadcast journalist sub-editor, anchor, team leader and in the corporate world, resulting in an exceptional comprehension of media Read moreand the business world. As well as, the ability to infer strategic corporate messages directed toward a reader-friendly, approach and zealous content.

Global mindset: Attained exposure joining hands with organisations and companies from other countries for coverage, discussions and collaborations.

Adaptable and receptive: Gained reputation, immense industry knowledge and experience in several sectors; banking and finance, stock market, securities market, property, advertising, manufacturing, healthcare, sports, transportation, agriculture, hospitality and tourism, aviation, retail, financial results, telecommunication, corporate companies, biotechnology, eCommerce, construction, service industries, etc.

Skills: I have interviewed prominent figures, leaders and personnel, developing key messages, reported on major events, moved on to broadcasting, aided in news production, did live coverages. Then mentored young team members while writing and taking turns to manage the desk; and of course still writing.  I believe I have excellent writing skills (print and online), and I do churn good contents.
Languages
English Hindi Malay
+1
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+10
Skills
Business Finance Technology
+5

Keerthana Nagarajan

Zürich, Switzerland
I am an Indian, journalist and I am based in Zurich. I am currently freelancing for Swissinfo.ch. I also write articles on Parenting topics for Mothering matters.ch. I have also just started as writing with ****** based in India.

I was working as web /multimedia producer ( March 2010 -August Read more2011) for the South Asia section of Radio Netherlands Worldwide, in the Netherlands. My responsibilities included writing articles for RNW's sub portal South Asia Wired, editing and producing radio shows from the Netherlands and also the content sent in by correspondents from South Asia. I was also responsible for overall managing the web page and the facebook page and twitter handle of South Asia Wired. 
Prior to that, I was working for CNN-IBN in India.
Languages
English Hindi Tamil
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
+6
Skills
Fact Checking

Shamsheer Yousaf

Bengaluru, India
Freelance multimedia journalist based out of Bangalore, India with over 8 years of experience. My work has appeared in Mint-Wall Street Journal, Conde Nast, Hindustan Times, Fountain Ink, The New Indian Express, and Deccan Herald. 

Awards: 
2015 Red Ink Award winner for Science and Innovation Read morepresented by Mumbai Press Club
2014 Society of Environmental Journalists grant winner for story on World's largest nuclear power plant
Languages
English Hindi Kannada
+3
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+10
Skills
Business Finance Arts & Books
+5

Jency Samuel

Chennai, India
Jency Samuel is an independent journalist based in Chennai, India. She has written for Rural 21, Mongabay India, The Third Pole, India Climate Dialogue, VillageSquare and many other publications.
Languages
English Tamil
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
+4
Skills
Fact Checking

Narayana Swamy Subbaraman

Chennai, India
A freelance photojournalist and visual editor based out of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Narayana Swamy is interested in documenting social and environmental issues, humanitarian stories and ancient architecture of Tamil Nadu. He believes in the importance of living in the moment as well as the ability to Read morehumanize any given situation. His works have been featured in the print and online platforms of The Hindu, WaterAid India, UN Global Goals, The Independent, The New Indian Express, Deccan Chronicle, ORB Media and Photofie. He is available for editorial assignments / commissioned work in India.​

An undergraduate with a Bachelor's in Journalism from Madras Christian College, Chennai. His interests in photojournalism sparked off during his stint as a Photo Intern with The Hindu.

When not on assignments, he likes travelling and meeting people, also have conversations about life and beyond.

You can check out my portfolio at www.narayanaswamysubbaraman.com
Languages
English Hindi Malayalam
+1
Services
Photography
Skills
Breaking News

Ragananthini Vethasalam

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
RAGANANTHINI VETHASALAM is a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She has more than five years experience in the field of journalism.
Languages
English Malay Tamil
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering Feature Stories
+9
Skills
Business Current Affairs Politics
+5

Annie Philip

New Delhi, India
Annie Philip is a journalist based in New Delhi, India. Her areas of interest include social issues, development, international affairs, new and renewable energy, culture and travel.
Languages
English Hindi Malayalam
+1
Services
Feature Stories Research Investigative Journalism
+3
Skills
Investigative Reporting Film & Theatre Current Affairs
+6

Megha Varier

Berlin, Germany
Megha Varier is a freelance journalist based in Berlin, Germany.
Languages
German English Hindi
+2
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Research
+3
Skills
Current Affairs Food & Drink Social
+6

Jennifer Gnana

Manama, Bahrain
Jennifer Gnana is a multi-lingual journalist with experience in print and broadcast, currently based in Bahrain. She has extensive experience reporting on economic development in the Middle East, with a focus on GCC and Iran. Her specialty is feature writing and risk analysis. She is fluent in Read moreEnglish and Tamil with working knowledge of Arabic, Urdu and Hindi.
Languages
Arabic English Hindi
+2
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Risk Analysis
+4
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+2

Asha Gopalkrishnan

Helsinki, Finland
I'm a freelance multimedia journalist and photographer based in Helsinki, Finland. With a keen interest and sharp focus on creative storytelling, I'm on the lookout for my next adventurous project.
Languages
English Hindi Tamil
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+7
Skills
Science & Environment Current Affairs Fact Checking
+3

Archana Thiyagarajan

New Delhi, India
I am a video journalist, multimedia producer, writer who's worked with The Associated Press, THe Wall Street Journal in India and The Washington Post. I can shoot, edit, produce and write both breaking news and feature / mini-docus. Some of my work can be found at my website www.archanatjn.com
Languages
English Hindi Tamil
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+13
Skills
Fact Checking

Bekshi Rathnayake

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Dinitha Rathnayake is a Journalist attached to the News Desk of The Morning newspaper. She started her career in 2005 as a Presenter and News Editor at the MGMR Network Private Limited (Max Radio/Television). Then she joined the Lanka Television Network Pvt Ltd (V FM) in 2008 as a Presenter and Read moreNews Editor. In 2011, she joined Neth FM as an Investigative Journalist and a Deputy Manager - Current Affairs for the Balumgala “The Viewpoint” programme, a show which was rated the number one show by the Lanka Market Research Bureau for several years as the best radio programme in its category, where she became the first female Radio Investigative Journalist in Sri Lanka. She was the best employee of Asset Radio Broadcasting Pvt Ltd, Neth FM in 2015 and the best radio investigative journalist in South Asia in 2016. This was awarded the Inquirer Award by the Thomson Foundation, United Kingdom (UK) which recognizes the work of investigative journalists in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives to encourage submissions on investigations on corruption and financial mismanagement. She was one of the five finalists in the MOJOCON competition organized by the Thomson Foundation, UK in 2016 and she went to the UK to study mobile journalism. She has lengthy experience training people about investigative mobile journalism, especially for the broadcast medium. She was also invited as a speaker at the Mojo 2019 Conference held in Ireland in June 2019. She was able to win the South-Asia Laadli Media Award for promoting Gender Sensitivity in 2017. She also worked for Guardian Newspaper, UK. Presently, she is studying for a master’s degree in Sri Lanka. She has done a postgraduate level management course at the European School of Economics in Milan, Italy. Currently, she is working as a Visiting Lecturer at the Sri Lanka College of Journalism. She also contributed as Manager - News and Current Affairs for CNN News in 2020. She believes that investi
Languages
English Hindi Sinhala
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+9
Skills
Film & Theatre Entertainment & Celebrity Fact Checking
+5

Raghavendra Prasad

Bengaluru, India
I'm a Freelance Writer, Photographer interested in investigation and writing matters relating to health, human interest stories, corruption, culture, politics, human rights and the environment.

A Certified Yoga Teacher
Ham Radio Call Sign: VU3HBR
Languages
English Hindi Kannada
+2
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries Feature Stories
+6
Skills
Politics Medical Investigative Reporting
+6

Kumar Ramasamy Athithan

Chennai, India
kumar ramasamy athithan is a journalist based in Chennai, India.
Languages
Tamil
Services
Interview (Print / Radio / Podcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Current Affairs Fact Checking
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