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Rana Ayyub

Investigative journalist and author
New Delhi, India
Rana Ayyub is a prominent independent Indian journalist and writer. In a decade long career in political and investigative  journalism Rana worked in with various publications including Tehelka. Among her many achievements, her breakthrough investigation sent the first serving Home Minister of India behind bars. She also reported on the anti-Muslim pogrom of Gujarat, a province in India in 2002, extra judicial killings by the state, insurgency and authored an international bestseller titledGujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover Up which exposes the complicity of two strongmen in India, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah.
Rana Ayyub was awarded the Sanskriti award for integrity and excellence in journalism by the former President of India among many other laurels. Her investigation on extra judicial murders by the state was listed as the twenty biggest investigations of all time across the globe by Outlook magazine. In November 2017, she was honoured with the Global Shining Light award in Johannesburg.
Rana is this year's Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Lecturer.