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The Washington Post names Rana Ayyub Contributing Global Opinions Writer

Her writing will focus on political affairs in India.

Mumbai-based journalist Rana Ayyub has been named a contributing writer to The Washington Post's Global Opinions section. (Rana Ayyub)
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The Washington Post today announced Indian journalist Rana Ayyub as its latest contributing writer to the Global Opinions section. Ayyub, who is based in Mumbai, will write regularly about political affairs in India.

“Rana, a fearless investigative journalist with years of experience reporting on politics and social issues in India, will bring unparalleled perspective to our growing coverage of South Asia,” said Fred Hiatt, editorial page editor.

Ayyub joins a roster of Global Opinions writers covering India that includes Barkha Dutt.

Ayyub was previously an editor with Tehelka, an investigative magazine in India. She has reported on religious violence, extrajudicial killings by the state and insurgency and authored an international bestseller titled “Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover-Up.” In a career spanning 13 years, she has been awarded the Sanskriti Award for Integrity and Excellence in journalism by the President of India. She was the recipient of the Global Shining Light award for investigative journalism in 2017 and the Most Resilient Global Journalist award of 2018 at the Peace Palace in The Hague.