Shyamlal Yadav, India, is a member of the Investigative Bureau of The Indian Express and one of the pioneers of the effective use of RTI (Right to information) for investigative reporting.
He was part of ICIJ’s Paradise Papers, FincenFiles, Pandora Papers, Hidden Treasures and Uber Files investigations. His reporting on polluted rivers, foreign travel of public servants, MPs appointing their relatives as their assistants, fake research journals and more have made an impact.
Yadav is the only two-time winner of the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism in the investigative reporting category and the ACJ Award for Investigative Reporting. He has been awarded the Lorenzo Natalie Journalism Prize, Developing Asia Journalism Award, National RTI Award and The Statesman Rural Reporting Award, among others.
He has addressed a range of forums, including UNESCO, Columbia University, London University and European, Asian and global investigative journalism conferences.
He has authored a book Journalism Through RTI: Information, Investigation, Impact.