In her seven-year career in journalism, Rana, 28, a postgraduate in social communications media, has reported from the naxal hotbeds and the warlands of the LTTE in Sri Lanka.
A press release says Rana has to her credit revelational exposes on rightwing fundamentalism and conflict and terror related reports in the country. “She considers her work on the arrest of innocent Dalit teenagers under terror acts in the naxal infested areas of Maharashtra as perhaps the most riveting and thought provoking pieces.”
Photograph: Rana Ayyub (fourth from right) at the presentation of the Sanskriti Awards, with former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (second from left) and other winners, in New Delhi on November 18, 2011
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