Premesh Chandran

Premesh Chandran is the co-founder and CEO of Malaysiakini.com. Launched in 1999, Malaysiakini is the Malaysia’s top news website, currently reaching over 7 million readers in English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil. It is known for its independent news coverage.

Premesh holds a degree in Physics and a Masters degree in International Studies. He is TED Fellow, a recipient of Asia Foundation’s Chang-Lin Tan Fellowship and was the Media Personality of the Year in 2012. He is also a business coach with government’s Cradle Fund and has coached over 40 companies in the last 5 years.

His believes in finding practical ways to achieve the ideals we seek.

My Sessions

Saving Journalism in the Age of Social Media

Black Box
Journalism Campus Panels

In the face of relentless mis- and disinformation, the role of journalism in Malaysian society has become more crucial than ever. At the same time, news organisations are struggling to turn a profit and media salaries are stagnating. How will journalism survive in the age of cat memes, #fakenews, ‘social sites’ and inheriting the instagram […]