Makepeace Sitlhou is an independent journalist and researcher who has been working in the media and communications field for over a decade in India. Other than India, she has reported out of Australia and Taiwan. Since the fall of 2022, she has been in residency at the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication as a Hubert H Humphrey fellow (Fulbright exchange program). She has been covering India, primarily its Northeast region leading international publications, including Yes Magazine, The New Humanitarian, Vox, The Baffler, The Daily Beast, Nikkei Asia, The British Medical Journal, Vogue Business, Middle East Eye, Foreign Policy, The Juggernaut, Asia Times, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Fair Observer, Popula, BBC, Vice World News, Sojourners and TRT World. Her work has been supported by organizations like the International Women’s Media Foundation, the Sarapis Foundation, Google News Initiative, the Center for Financial Accountability, National Foundation for India, Zubaan Books in collaboration with Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Heinrich Boll Stiftung, and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. In addition to writing, Makepeace has produced TV news and short documentaries for Al Jazeera and Vice and hosted a podcast series for Suno India. She can be reached at