Nithin Coca is a global freelance journalist and communications professional. He regularly contributes to Engadget, Equal Times, The Diplomat, Shareable, and Sustainable Brands, and his freelance pieces have also appeared in Al Jazeera, Quartz, Ensia, Forbes, and New Internationalist.
Nithin was awarded fellowships from the International Center for Journalists and the Solutions Journalism Network to support his reporting. He has also worked on field investigations with The Changing Markets Foundation and Wild Aid.
As a journalist, Coca focuses on stories that build connections across borders. He focuses on Southeast Asia, a vitally important region of the world that does not get enough attention in the English-language media.
Coca received his BA in Communication from the University of Southern California, and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University. He is based part-time in the San Francisco Bay Area, but spend about half of any year in Southeast Asia for reporting and field work.
Setup Walk Free’s Partner Network program in Indonesia, working with local NGOs including Migrant Care, SBMI and INFEST. Organized a groundbreaking global training with participants from several developing countries. Also succeeded in greatly raising profile of modern slavery issues during 2014 Indonesian Elections, and in global media.
During six months working in both Kansas and Iowa, I assisted the Barack Obama primary campaign with grassroots and media organizing. In Iowa, focused on using new media outreach to increase youth turnout. In Kansas City, I was a blogger and helped set-up the first ever Kansas Democratic caucus field operation.
As part of a six month contract during-which I focused on modernizing Peace Action’s communications strategy, my main projects were to expand the organization’s online presence and increase blog and web media coverage. I also supported media outreach and messaging concerning lobby visits, large-scale protests, and Congressional hearings.
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