Premesh Chandran is the co-founder and CEO of Malaysiakini.com, the leading online media in Malaysia, reaching over 300,000 readers per day in four languages (English, Malay, Chinese, Tamil).
Founded in 1999, Malaysiakini has won various international awards including from Asiaweek, Businessweek, International Press Institute, the Committee to Protect Journalism and Reporters San Frontiers. The site has also been featured in various books and journals, most recently in the International Journal of Press/Politics. Malaysiakini is also the only media organisation in Southeast Asia to be nominated to the World Economic Forum’s International Media Council. The online news portal now prepares its first publication as a printed newspaper.