Cherry Agarwal, an eminent Media Literacy and Gender and Youth Rights advocate, serves as the Asia-Pacific Regional Coordinator for UNESCO's Media and Information Literacy Youth Committee. Armed with Master's degrees from the London School of Economics, UK, and IIJNM, India, she brings a wealth of knowledge in Human Rights and Print Journalism. Her portfolio includes over 130 influential publications in her field, earning her global recognition and endorsements from leading figures such as Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Director of the UK’s prestigious Reuters Institute for Study of Journalism. Cherry's expertise also extends to battling misinformation during critical political times, evidenced by her successful Twitter campaigns during the 2020 US Presidential Elections and 2022 US midterm elections, engaging over 5.3 million unique users. A renowned representative for India in UNESCO initiatives, Cherry's vast contributions in the field of media literacy include her efforts during the Ukraine crisis, garnering a remarkable 38.6 billion impressions. Her work has earned her prestigious accolades such as the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) supported Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity, and positions in high-profile events like the 2020 Harvard College conference on Asian and International Relations (HPAIR). A master communicator, Cherry has been an engaging speaker at international forums and an effective editor for the London School of Economics’ Human Rights Blog. Cherry's impressive career spans policy research work with Minority Rights Group International (MRGI) to active involvement in international events, marking her significant stature in the field of Media Literacy and Gender rights. Her deep-rooted commitment to human rights is mirrored in her grassroots work in India, including her invaluable contributions to Teach for India. Her comprehensive expertise, coupled with her unwavering dedication to advancing human rights, truly sets her apart in her field.

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