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Rana Ayyub

Investigative journalist and Columnist

Rana Ayyub is a prominent Indian investigative journalist and a political writer and an important voice from South Asia. She has worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with some of the leading publications in India and internationally. Her pieces appear in the Washington Post, New York Times, Guardian and Foreign Policy among other publications.

She was an Editor with Tehelka which was India’s topmost investigative magazine.  She has reported on religious violence, extrajudicial killings by the state, insurgency 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.  In a career spanning twelve years Rana has been awarded the Sanskriti award for integrity and excellence in journalism from the President of India. She was the recipient of the Global Shining Light award for Investigative journalism in the year 2017 and the Most Resilient Global Journalist of 2018 at the Peace Palace in Hague. She has also been named by Time magazine among ten global journalists who face maximum threats to their lives. Rana is based in Mumbai.

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50:50: A ‘no-excuses’ guide to women’s representation in news

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Many organisations have aspirations to increase the representation of women journalism, but far fewer have managed to deliver demonstrable change in their work. Ros Atkins is a BBC News anchor who decided in 2016 to try and create a new approach to this issue. The 50:50 Project began on his programme Outside Source and has since grown […]

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The new information disorder: from inventory to solutions

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70 years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and 40 years after the debate on the “new world information and communication order”, a new disinformation order is emerging with the crisis of news media, misinformation spreading and platforms’ algorithms dictating what is relevant information. The combination of those three factors weakens […]

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