The Editorial Team

The fact checking team is led by professionals with an elaborate and extensive experience in the field of journalism, literature, economics, politics, and data analytics.

The Swarajya Fact Checking initiative encompasses minds from different fields in order to ensure that the credibility of the facts represented, corrected, or checked on the portal is not constrained by the lack of understanding of any issue.

As on 4th September, 2018, the following members constitute the part of the Swarajya Fact Checking initiative.

Dushyanthi Ravi

With over 8 years of experience in the field of journalism, Dushyanthi heads the editorial operations of the Swarajya Fact Checking initiative as the Executive Editor. Previously serving as a senior editor at Swarajya, Dushyanthi now leads the editorial team, aiding them in their pursuit with her expertise.

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Shravan Iyer

With over 5 years of experience in the mainstream media and a doctorate in religious studies, Shravan serves as the senior editor for the fact checking team. Given how religion is integral to any public policy or political discourse in India, and how leaders look to cash in on religious sentiments during any election, Shravan aids the fact checking team with his elaborate insights and experience.

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Ravi MG

With over a decade of experience in digital journalism, Ravi MGR heads the data analytics team that studies the narrative and discourse around any significant election or event of state or national importance. Heading a group of interns working for the fact checking initiative alone, Ravi brings to the table an impeccable understanding of narratives based on incomplete or untrue facts and aids the editorial team wherever necessary.

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Sheel Nidhi Tripathi

S Nidhi has spent over 12 years in the professional industry, serving multiple roles, her recent experience being in social media. With over 300 social media users in India, the fact checking initiative ensures that they are up to date with the trends online, especially during elections, and this is where S Nidhi comes into play. Tracking the origins of information on social media, she helps the editorial team with relevant attributions.

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R. Raghu

R Raghu, who earlier served as a research analyst for the Swarajya magazine, now heads the research operations for the Swarajya Fact Checking initiative. Heading a team of 2 interns, R. Raghu looks aids the editorial and data analytics team wherever necessary, offering an otherwise larger context within which the facts are cited.

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Kalyani T.

Kalyani is a research intern with the Swarajya Fact Checking initiative and holds expertise in digital media.

Please note that the team involved with the Swarajya Fact Checking initiative is in no way operationally connected or has any mutual professional interests with the Swarajya magazine team, thus negating the possibility of any conflict of interest.