Rupa Shenoy
The World
Rupa Shenoy is a reporter for PRI's The World. Rupa also created and hosted the podcast Otherhood, based in The World newsroom. She was previously a daily and investigative reporter for Boston Public Radio, and, before that, Minnesota Public Radio, where her reporting on the indefinite detention of civilly committed sex offenders contributed to the state Supreme Court ruling the program unconstitutional.
Before making the move to broadcast, Rupa worked at The Associated Press, covering major national events like the arrest of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the murders of Jennifer Hudson's family members, and the election of Barack Obama.
Rupa also reported for the Daily Herald, the third-largest Illinois newspaper, where she broke the story of a Superfund site that had been insufficiently remediated, causing high cancer rates in a surrounding neighborhood. She started out as an investigative reporter for the race-and-poverty-focused magazine The Chicago Reporter.
Rupa has a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School.
Recent Stories
What the debate over Biden receiving Communion may mean for the world
The World May 10, 2021
Most US Catholics believe President Biden should receive Communion, despite his stance on abortion. The push by conservative US bishops to deny him the Eucharist may have more of an impact in other countries.
Social media
Twitter's ban on actor Kangana Ranaut could lead to confrontation with Indian government
The World May 06, 2021
The expulsion of Kangana Ranaut from Twitter may put the platform on a path toward confrontation with the Indian government.
The Proud Boys right-wing group disbands in Canada
The World May 03, 2021
Two months after being designated a terrorist organization in Canada, the group has disbanded, saying that it never posed a threat, as claimed by Ottawa officials.
Human rights
US Customs and Border Protection monitors imports to curb products made by forced labor
The World April 30, 2021
Five years ago, Congress cleared the way for CBP to fight forced labor. Now CBP and advocates are trying to figure out how to do it, starting with sanctions and bans.
Report: Police treatment of African Americans in the US amounts to crimes against humanity
The World April 29, 2021
A 188-page report on police brutality finds that the US has two systems of justice — one for white people and another for Black people.
Despite Chauvin verdict, ACLU says the US still needs international accountability
The World April 22, 2021
Law enforcement agencies across the US and in Minneapolis ramped up their forces in anticipation of the Derek Chauvin verdict. Advocates say that decision, in and of itself, shows that the US can’t solve its police brutality problems on its own, and needs international oversight.
Pakistan mourns I.A. Rehman, the country’s ‘father of human rights’ 
The World April 16, 2021
​​​​I.A. Rehman opposed dictators and supported minorities, despite threats and constant danger.
Australians stranded amid the pandemic take their case to the UN
The World April 15, 2021 Updated 04/16/2021 - 12:30pm
A year ago, the pandemic hit suddenly — stopping transportation, closing borders and stranding many people outside their own countries. A year later, many Australians remain stranded. They’re struggling to get people back home and to bring attention to their plight.
Business, Economics and Jobs
COVID-19 recovery in wealthy countries far outpaces the developing world, IMF warns
The World April 12, 2021
In the last year, 86 countries have taken out $110 billion in emergency loans from the IMF, and many are struggling with the debt.
Activists argue the US doesn't do enough to protect domestic workers. Can an international hearing change that?
The World April 05, 2021
After 14 years of efforts, activists are calling the US out on an international stage for failing to protect domestic workers.
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Latest Segments
How the debate over giving Biden Communion may impact the world
May 10, 2021
Twitter bans actor Kangana Ranaut, angering Indian government
May 06, 2021
Proud Boys disband in Canada
May 03, 2021
CBP ramps up efforts to fight forced labor
April 29, 2021
International report accuses US of crimes against humanity
April 28, 2021
Global religious freedom takes a hit
April 26, 2021
Challenges to reform with militarization of police
April 22, 2021
Pakistan mourns its ‘father of human rights’
April 16, 2021
Stranded Australians fight to go home
April 15, 2021
Former Attorney General Ramsey Clark dies at 93
April 12, 2021
IMF warns of 2-speed global recovery
April 09, 2021
New hope for domestic workers
April 05, 2021
Jesuits and descendants of enslaved people reflect on landmark agreement
March 19, 2021
Canadian groups seek to bridge gap between communities and police on hate crimes
March 18, 2021
US and UN Human Rights Council signal new stance on Egypt
March 15, 2021
New Biden administration strategy to combat corruption 
March 09, 2021
Pressure builds on US over ICC sanctions
March 02, 2021
WTO head Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala makes history
March 01, 2021
UN Human Rights Council starts its regular session
February 22, 2021
The French debate Algerian colonial history 
February 09, 2021
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