Sharmini Peries is the co-founder of The Real News Network. TRNN is a viewer supported daily news service headquartered in Baltimore. Sharmini searches the globe to harnesses the power of academics, independent media, and social movements, to be able to project their ideas in programming TRNN.
Sharmini served the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez as his Special Counsel on Economics and Trade from 2003-2007. She has an MA and PhD (ABD) from York University (Canada). Sharmini served as the executive director of The Commission on Systemic Racism in the Criminal Justice System, International Freedom of Expression Exchange, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants and managed the Human Rights Code Review Task Force for Ontario.