The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Rana Ayyub

Rana Ayyub is an award winning Indian investigative journalist and a global opinions Editor at the Washington Post. She has worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with some of the leading publications in India and internationally, including the Time, New York Times, The Guardian and Foreign Policy.

Formerly, Editor with Tehelka, India’s ground-breaking investigative magazine, Rana has reported on religious violence, extrajudicial killings by the state, insurgency in Kashmir , terrorism by the Tamil tigers in Sri Lanka and authored an international bestseller titled Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover-Up, an undercover investigation which exposes the complicity of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in state-sponsored genocide. At the age of 26, post getting the first serving Home Minister (Amit Shah) under arrest.

In 2020, she was announced as the recipient of the McGill medal for journalistic courage.