Fact-Check Team

Fact check team:

Satya Priya BN - Fact check lead


A motivated professional with a zeal to learn with more than 7 years of experience as a Content and Digital manager in Press, Electronic, and Digital media. Fact checker with more than 4 years of experience in fact checking. Trained by Google News Initiative India Training Network. Fact check trainer, Factshala Trainer, BBC Young Reporter India Trainer and also participated in Trauma literacy training.
Worked in Newsmeter.in as a Fact Check Lead from September 2019 to October 2021. Worked as a Freelance Senior Researcher with BBC World Service, Investigations Unit from January 2022 to Aril 2022 and also as Freelance Fact Checker for Newsmeter.in
Also Conducting workshops on Fact Checking for various communities including Media students etc. Conducted fact checking workshops for school students as part of pilot project – BBC Young Reporter India in the past few months.
Participated in Workshop on Countering Disinformation for Telugu Television Reporters conducted by US Consulate General and Osmania University in 2022 as Trainer. Trained the journalists on several topics of Fact checking such as Types of misinformation, Tools and Techniques of photo and video verification, Geolocation, writing fact checks, Health fact checking etc.
Co-authored the first Fact check manual- “How to write Fact-checks” in Telugu language as part of the workshop. Presently working as Fact check lead in Telugupost.com.

Misha Rajani - sub-editor


A post graduate in Mass Communication and Journalism with an experience of over 2 years in Fact Checking. Also keen in feature writing, especially in the field of arts. She has written over 50 feature articles for a well establised organization in Hyderabd during an internship. She is a diligent and quick learner with strong analytical skills and holder of certification in Digital Marketing.

Sabya Rajput


Contributes fact checks in English. As a media graduate with an artistic outlook on life, I believe the biggest problem is that we don't know how to communicate effectively, so I'm striving to be a better communicator on both a personal and professional level. Sabya interned with Humans of Hyderabad and Freelanced as a fact checker with NewsMeter

Sachin Sabarish - Fact checker


I am Sabarish. Contributes fact checks in Telugu I have been working as a Journalist for the past 7 years. Earlier I have worked as a journalist in Bharat today, Public Tv, and Nyusu. I have made my choice of being a Journalist with the passion of serving society through journalism.

Rajeshwari Kalyanam - Fact checker

Rajeshwari Kalyanam

Journalist, blogger and Podcaster Rajeshwari Kalyanam calls herself an accidental journalist. A proud Hyderabadi, and a foodie, she writes extensively on art, literature, travel, food and women issues, and politics. She won the prestigious Laadli Media Award for the Best Feature in English on Women.

Urdu Fact check team:

M Abdullah


M Abdullah is a media professional with 5 years of experience in Urdu media and translation services, and one year of experience in debunking misinformation. In recent years, M Abdullah has developed a passion for debunking misinformation, fact-checking and promoting accurate information in Urdu media. His area of expertise is fact-checking claims, researching topics, and developing strategies for combating misinformation.

Shaikh Khaleel Farhaad

Khaleel Farhaad

Meet the Senior journalist from Hyderabad, Telangana, who has made a mark in the field of news reporting and analysis. With a wealth of experience, he was a News Editor, Program Producer, and News Anchor at BBN News Channel, and has previously worked with Munsif TV, Urdu TV, and T TV Urdu. Farhad is a trained fact-checker. He participated in ‘Countering Disinformation for Urdu TV Journalists’ conducted by US Consulate Hyderabad and Osmania University. Farhad Co-authored the Urdu Fact Check tools booklet. In 2002, he began his journalistic career with the Urdu daily Tameer in Beed, Maharashtra, and went on to join the national Urdu newspaper "Rashtriya Sahara" in August 2006. He served there for seven years, gaining invaluable experience and honing his skills as a journalist.