World Editors Forum South Asia Chapter

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 , Chennai, India

Anirban Chattopadhyay , Editor , Anandabazar Patrika, Kolkata, India

Harsha Mathew , Assistant Editor , Malayala Manorama, Kottayrm, India

Kunal Pradhan, Executive Editor, HT Media Ltd

Laxmi Prasad Pant , Editor , Dainik Bhaskar, Rajasthan, India

Mahfuz Anam , Editor , The Daily Star, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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

Sinha Ratnatunga , Editor , The Sunday Times, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sitaraman Shankar , Editor , Deccan Herald, Bengaluru, India

Unni Rajen Shanker , Editor , Indian Express, Delhi, India

Yagna Balaji , Editor , DT Next, Chennai, India



The South Asia Chapter powers ‘Newsroom Summit India Conference‘, ‘Editorial Leaders Executive Programme‘ and Special report on ‘State of Newsrooms in South Asia’.

Click here for our other events.

Click here to go Editors Weblog

Click here to subscribe to our Newsletter

Reach out to us.