Ekatha Ann John is an independent journalist and researcher based in Toronto, Canada. She is a regional co-ordinator for Migration Health South Asia (MiHSA) Network and currently co-leads a project to identify research priorities and set the agenda for migration, health and rights in South Asia. She has more than a decade’s experience as a journalist in South Asia, covering issues related to gender, health, migration, slavery and trafficking. Her work has been carried in leading publications like The Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Economic Times, The Indian Express and Mint. A Chevening scholar, she completed her Master’s in Migration, Culture and Global Health Policy from Queen Mary University of London. Her research interest is in examining portrayals of migrants and refugees by mainstream media and variation in representation based on their identities and social positions. She has also researched on the prevalence of gender inequity in global health leadership.