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Pratika Katiyar

Research Assistant

Pratika Katiyar is a research assistant with the Berkman Klein communications team and a leading GenZ free expression activist. She is an honors student on scholarship at Northeastern University majoring in Communication Studies and Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. She has experience working at Amazon in privacy and program management. 

Pratika is the youngest member of the Board of Directors of the Student Press Law Center, a national legal services nonprofit that protects and defends students' First Amendment rights. Over the past few years, she testified for New Voices legislation and spearheaded a nationwide campaign promoting First Amendment protections for student journalists. She has spoken on panels for PEN America, Georgetown Law School, and the United Nations World Press Freedom Day. For her work, she has been profiled in several news outlets such as Teen Vogue, NBC Washington, and ABC, and has written op-eds for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and CNN.



I am a student and activist. I won’t be silenced.

BKC Research Assistant Pratika Katiyar writes about the effort to silence student voices and the need to codify protections for student journalists.

Feb 15, 2023


Mar 23, 2023 @ 12:00 PM

“Weaponizing Misogyny”: Gender-Based Harassment’s Impact on Journalists and Free Expression

Join IfRFA for a discussion of how gender-based harassment online and off shapes our speech environment, leading to differing coverage and barriers to the free expression of ideas…