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Guardian appoints British Indian as leader writer

world Updated: Mar 26, 2007 02:54 IST

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The Guardian newspaper has appointed veteran British Indian journalist Aditya Chakrabortty as its new economics leader writer.

Chakrabortty's new role will include writing opinion articles on the British government's economic policy and other issues relating to finance and economics.

Chakrabortty, who took over his news assignment on Monday, was previously with the BBC where he was a senior producer on the Ten o'clock News and on Newsnight. He was also economics producer for the BBC, and his series of reports from China won a Harold Wincott award last year, according to Asians in Media magazine.

"I'm really pleased to be taking up this role with the Guardian; it's a great opportunity to analyse and write about developments in economics, business and technology for a great newspaper. It promises to be great fun," he told the magazine.