Raheel Khursheed moves on from Twitter India

Raheel Khursheed

Kashmiri Journalist turned online activist Raheel Khursheed has decided to move on from his role of Head – News Partnership, Twitter India & South east Asia.

After serving the micro-blogging site for over four and a half years, Khursheed announced of his decision to quit Twitter in a tweet itself. He has also revealed his next destination and the areas that he will be exploring ahead in a series of tweets.

In his goodbye words to Twitter, Khursheed said, “It has been a transformative four and a half years for me at this company, working on/for a product that I have loved for more than a decade! I look forward to all the exciting places Team @Twitter is taking the product to. Twitter is & will continue to be an incredibly important player shaping the global public sphere & our engagement with it and I will remain an ardent fan, cheering team @Twitter from the sidelines.”

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At Twitter Khursheed led the conception, development & roll out of award winning civic tech products – Twitter Seva, Twitter Samvad, SmartFeed – that democratise information, help governments do their job with accountability & transparency & enable meaningful citizen engagement at scale. His innovative product and partnerships work – from Twitter SMS alerts to live data on national television – has dramatically altered how elections/politics are narrated in India.