Research Adviser. Professor of International Communication and Co-Director of the India Media Centre. Author or editor of 16 books, among his key publications are Communicating Indiaâ€™s Soft Power: Buddha to Bollywood (Palgrave, 2013); Media and Terrorism: Global Perspectives (co-edited with Des Freedman, Sage, 2012); Internationalizing Media Studies (Routledge, 2009); News as Entertainment: The Rise of Global Infotainment (Sage, 2007); International Communication: Continuity and Change (Bloomsbury Academic, third edition forthcoming). Professor Thussu is Founder and Managing Editor of the Sage journalÂ Global Media and CommunicationÂ and series editor for two book series for Routledge: Internationalizing Media Studies and Advances in Internationalizing Media Studies. He was given the â€˜Distinguished Scholar Awardâ€™ by the International Communication Section of the International Studies Association at their annual conference in Toronto in March 2014.