Deepa FernandesDeepa Fernandes is a radio features producer who has worked in communities around the world to produce award-winning documentaries about forgotten peoples with marginalized voices. She is a freelance producer for the British Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Pacifica Radio. Fernandes has produced features ranging from the plight of women in the slums in her native India to Zapatista refugees in Chiapas, Mexico, to the newest revolution in Cubathe veggie revolution.
Fernandes began working in radio as a daily news reporter in Sydney, Australia. From there she lived in Latin America and worked as the producer and sound engineer on a 26-part documentary series with indigenous communities in Ecuador. She eventually landed in Cuba where she worked as a daily features producer for Radio Havana Cuba.
Most recently Fernandes has been the producer of Pacifica Radio's Democracy Now! in New York. She also coproduces and hosts a weekly news magazine show on Latin America and the Caribbean called Our America's which airs on the Pacifica network around the United States.
Fernandes has won two independent journalism awards: one for her one-hour documentary on the lives of six Cuban women and the other for a half-hour feature on the practice of arranged marriages in the Indian community in Australia.