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Aarti Shahani

Correspondent, Business Desk

Aarti Shahani is an NPR correspondent. She is currently on leave, writing her first book. It's the story of her immigrant family—shopkeepers who got a taste of the American Dream and the American Nightmare (Celadon Books, Fall 2019).

Based in Silicon Valley, Shahani covers the biggest companies on earth for NPR's Business Desk. Her reporting pinpoints how economies and human relationships are being radically redefined by the tech sector.

Shahani has an unconventional path. Journalism is her second career. Before it, she was a community organizer in her native New York City, helping prisoners and families being deported from the U.S. She loves learning from brilliant, intense people—be they the engineers who are building self-driving cars, or the jailhouse lawyers filing laser-sharp habeas petitions.

Shahani received a Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, with generous support from the University and the Paul & Daisy Soros fellowship. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago. Her reporting has been honored with awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, a regional Edward R. Murrow Award, and an Investigative Reporters & Editors Award.

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U.S. Ban On Huawei Eased After Technology Stocks Drop

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White House Pushes To Report 'Political Bias' By Social Media Companies

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U.S. Will Not Join Tech Giants In 'Christchurch Call' Pledge Against Online Terror

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"I feel like there's no Venezuelan that doesn't know depression, doesn't know oppression," singer-songwriter Lolita De Sola says. Santiago Mendez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lolita De Sola On Making Music Amid Venezuela's Political Crisis

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Facebook Recruits Surveillance Hawk To Be Its Top Lawyer

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Following Easter Attacks In Sri Lanka, A Social Media Ban Disabled Some Apps

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the company's annual developers conference in San Jose, Calif., May 1, 2018. Facebook is beginning to enforce a ban on white nationalist content. Stephen Lam/Reuters hide caption

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With Facebook Ban On White Extremism, International Norms Apply To U.S.

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EU Votes To Rewrite Its Copyright Laws, Delivering A Blow To Tech Giants

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Leading Anti-Terror Technologist Says Suspend Facebook Live Following Mosque Shootings

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Facebook Apologizes For Banning Trump's Social Media Director

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Bell's concept model of a vertical-takeoff-and-landing air taxi vehicle, as unveiled in January at CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas. Bell hide caption

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Flying Taxis. Seriously?

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks to local residents last Friday in the Queens borough of New York. She wants to break up tech giants. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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Democratic Candidates Target Tech Giants, Who Are Major Party Donors

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