• William Crawley graduated from Trinity College Cambridge in 1964 and taught for two years in St Stephens College, Delhi University, before completing a D.Phil. in modern Indian history from St.Antony's College, Oxford.

  • From 1970 he was for 23 years a writer broadcaster and editor in the BBC World Service. As head of the BBC Eastern Service from 1986 to 1994 he was responsible for 10 Asian language services , broadcasting to south and west Asia and to Burma. Since leaving the BBC he has worked as a media trainer and consultant for the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and has contributed articles to academic journals in the UK and India on South Asian history, politics and broadcasting.

  • He is a member of the Editorial Board of 'Asian Affairs', the journal of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, and an Executive Committee member of the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia (BACSA). From 2002-2007, he was Secretary of the Charles Wallace Pakistan Bangladesh and Burma Trusts.

  • He was holder of the De Carle Distinguished Lectureship at the University of Otago, New Zealand, January–March 2007, where he delivered a series of lectures on ‘Media Challenges in Asia and Europe’.

  • He is co-Director of the Media South Asia Project, based at the Institute for Commonwealth Studies University of London UK, and co-author with Dr. David Page of Satellites over South Asia: Broadcasting, Culture and the Public Interest (Sage, New Delhi, London and Thousand Oaks 2001).

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