Shamsheer Yousaf

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Shamsheer Yousaf is an independent journalist based in Bangalore, India. He specializes in longform multimedia stories in ecology, science, and technology. 

He won a reporting grant from the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ), Pennsylvania, and a fellowship to participate in the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists at San Francisco.

He was shortlisted for the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2015 by the European Commission. He won the Red Ink Award 2015 in the Science and Innovation category and two Special Mentions for the Red Ink Award 2019 in Crime and Science & Innovation categories.

His works have appeared in publications such as Fountain Ink, FactorDaily, Mint, The Wire, FirstPost, and the Hindustan Times. He has an undergraduate degree in engineering (computer science) and a PG diploma in TV journalism.