Priyanka Gupta

Priyanka Gupta

Priyanka Gupta is a journalist with Al Jazeera English. She is specialized in covering issues of human rights, gender, health, politics and conflict in East and North-east India. She is a Fulbright-Nehru scholar and has a degree in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Asia Pacific

Japan set for more heavy rain amid flood disaster

Floods and landslides have killed 59 people in Japan since Saturday as soldiers, police and rescue workers strive to reach stranded people.

Japan set for more heavy rain amid flood disaster

Facebook

Facebook faces unprecedented advertisement boycott

Campaign aims to force the world's largest social media platform to crack down on hate speech and racist content on its pages.

Facebook faces unprecedented advertisement boycott

US & Canada

Facebook faces unprecedented advertisement boycott

Campaign aims to force the world’s largest social media platform to crack down on hate speech and racist content on its pages.

Facebook faces unprecedented advertisement boycott

Middle East

Syria's war: Families of detainees wait for closure

Thousands of people are still detained or have been forcibly disappeared by the government since 2011.

Syria's war: Families of detainees wait for closure

Latin America

WHO: Brazil's COVID-19 cases 'much higher' than reports

The World Health Organization says the lack of testing means many cases are likely going undetected in the world's second-worst affected country with 51,000 deaths reported so far.

WHO: Brazil's COVID-19 cases 'much higher' than reports

Asia Pacific

Beijing raises COVID-19 alert level after new outbreak

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled and schools and universities shut after 137 people test positive in a new outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Beijing raises COVID-19 alert level after new outbreak

Asia Pacific

China prepares to act against new COVID-19 outbreak

One of China's top disease experts says the next 36 hours will be crucial in predicting the effect of a new coronavirus outbreak in the capital.

China prepares to act against new COVID-19 outbreak

Europe

Project in Russia spreads passion for books amid lockdown

Some young children are getting around the lockdown restrictions thanks to a project aimed at spreading the love of reading books.

Project in Russia spreads passion for books amid lockdown

Latin America

Bolsonaro accused of exploiting COVID-19 for political gains

Protesters and supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro clash in Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo, as Brazil reports a record 33,000 infections on a single day, bringing the total number of cases to half a million.

Bolsonaro accused of exploiting COVID-19 for political gains

Latin America

Peru doctors warn they cannot cope with coronavirus infections

Doctors and nurses in Peru say hospitals cannot cope with the rising number of coronavirus infections and are demanding more government help.

Peru doctors warn they cannot cope with coronavirus infections

Environment

Amphan aftermath: Seawater destroys farmland in Sundarbans

Cyclone Amphan destroyed homes, uprooted trees and flooded hundreds of villages in West Bengal and Odisha states.

Amphan aftermath: Seawater destroys farmland in Sundarbans

Asia Pacific

India PM visits areas devastated by cyclone

Narendra Modi surveys damage caused by Cyclone Amphan from the air - before announcing financial aid for the affected regions.

India PM visits areas devastated by cyclone