Bangladesh Fact Checker Lead
Dil Afrose Jahan is an award-winning freelance journalist based in Bangladesh. She was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 1993 and worked as a freelance investigative journalist for SRF, among other international news media. She writes about human rights, migration, labour rights, human trafficking, crisis and conflict, religious minorities and climate change. Jahan began her career in 2012 with the Daily Shokaler Khabor (Bangla News Daily). She then worked for the television station Deepto TV as well as for the English daily Dhaka Tribune. Afrose is a former Early Childhood Development” fellow International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), IJAsia Fellow of Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) digital security scholar.
Bangladesh Fact Checker
A web geek turned fact-checker, passionate about fighting misinformation. A self-taught OSINT enthusiast, currently focussing on misinformation in Bangladesh.
Bengali Fact Checker
With a penchant for reading, writing and asking questions, Paromita joined the fight to combat and spread awareness about fake news. Fact-checking is about research and asking questions, and that is what she loves to do.
Believing in the notion of ‘live and let live’, Preeti feels it’s important to counter and check misinformation and prevent people from falling for propaganda, hoaxes, and fake information. She holds a Master’s degree in Mass Communication from Guru Jambeshawar University and has been a journalist & producer for 10 years.
Managing Editor and Head
Ruby leads editorial, operations and initiatives at Newschecker. In her former avatar at New Delhi Television (NDTV), India’s leading national news network, she was a news anchor, supervising producer and senior output editor. Her over a decade-long career encompasses ground-breaking reportage from conflict zones and reporting on terror incidents, election campaigns, and gender issues. Ruby is an Emmy-nominated producer and has handled both local and international assignments, including the coverage of Arab Spring in 2011, the US Presidential elections in 2016, and ground reportage on the Kashmir issue since 2009.
Rajneil began his career in Google with Adwords Content Operations, moved to sales and then to Public Policy and Government Affairs. During his tenure at Google, he got a first-person view of content policy, community guidelines, product policy, and other public policy issues. Post his stint at Google, he founded a technology company before establishing Newschecker. He calls himself a product of the internet and mobile era and is determined to combat disinformation online. He looks after the day to day affairs and management of the organisation and does not participate in the editorial decisions of Newschecker.