World Editors Forum South Asia Chapter

World Editors Forum South Asia Chapter

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The South Asia Chapter of World Editors Forum (WEF), the network of editors within WAN-IFRA was started in February 2018, and Mukund Padmanabhan, Editor of The Hindu was chosen as the first chairman of the Chapter. This is the first chapter of WEF in its 25 years history. The following editors are the members of the Chapter.


Mukund Padmanabhan, Editor, The Hindu, India (Chairman)

Anand Pandey, National Editor, Dainik Bhaskar, India

Anirbhan Chattopadhyay, Editor, Anandabazar Patrika, India

Harsha Mathew, Asst. Editor, Malayala Manorama, India

Mahfuz Anam, Editor, The Daily Star, Bangladesh

Ritu Kapur, CEO & Co-Founder, The Quint, India

Sinha Ratnatunga, Editor, The Sunday Times, Sri Lanka

Sitaraman Shankar, Editor, Deccan Herald, India

Soumya Bhattacharya, Managing Editor, Hindustan Times, India

Unni Rajen Shanker, Editor, The Indian Express, India

Yagna Balaji, Editor, DT Next, India



The South Asia Chapter powers 'Future of News Summit - South Asia', 'Newsroom Leaders Executive programme' and Special report on 'State of Newsrooms in South Asia'.

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WAN-IFRA South Asia


2018-12-14 11:44

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WAN-IFRA South Asia, headquartered in Chennai, started its operation in 2001 as a private limited company registered under the Indian Companies Act. But the origin of IFRA in India dates back to 1992 when the services of IFRA, with only an Annual Conference, were offered in this country through a representative office. From this modest beginning, it today stands as a separate company catering to the needs of the Indian news publishing industry. Read more ...