Rana Ayyub is an Indian investigative journalist and a global opinions writer at the Washington Post. She has worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with some of the leading publications in India and internationally. Her pieces appear in the Time, New York Times, Guardian and Foreign Policy among other publications. Rana and her work have been profiled by prestigious publications including The New Yorker, the Atlantic, Time, Guardian and Observer among others.
In a career spanning fifteen years, Rana 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 the year 2017 and the Most Resilient Global Journalist of 2018 at the Peace
Palace in Hague. In 2019, she was named by Time magazine among ten global journalists who face
maximum threats to their lives across the world.In 2022, Rana has yet again been named as ten journalists in the world who face maximum threats to their life, the list also includes Nobel Laureate, Maria Ressa.
In the year, 2018 The United Nations allotted six special rapporteurs to the Indian government to protect her safety, a first for an individual case in India.