Digital Forensic, Research and Analytics Center

मंगलवार, जनवरी 31, 2023

our team

Prashant Tandon


Prashant Tandon is a three-decade veteran in journalism and former Editor of Freedom Express – news media house on digital platform. Prashant has served in leadership roles in print as well as in broadcast media. He was Managing Editor of TV 9 Group, Executive Editor with India TV, Editor News Gathering with IBN 7 (Now news 18) and Star News (Now ABP News) Besides being active in journalism he is also involved media academics, research and training. A strong defender of Free Speech and Human Rights, Prashant is also associated with various think tanks and non-profit organisations.

VK Cherian

(Advisor/Consulting Editor)

VK Cherian is a journalist, writer turned strategic communications professional with 40 years of experience, After the first 20 years in mainline media including, Television, he shifted to strategic public communications. He was inducted by Public Relations Council of India into the HALL OF Fame in March 2015. He is widely networked in media, government, industry and politics. In mainline media, he worked with Delhi bureau of dailies, Deccan Chronicle, Mathrubhoomi, The Hitavada, Amrita Bazar Patrika, Financial Express and The Hindu Business Line. He specialized in IT/ Telecom subjects with the advent of economic reforms and became Editor of the technology journal, Telematics India and also served as Editor for IT News at Jain TV. He also reported both houses of Indian Parliament for over ten years. He writes occasional columns in media now.

Dr. Shujaat Ali Quadri


Mr. Quadri has been associated in community service and journalism for the last 15 years. He pursued his B. Tech, M. Tech degrees and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence. He has good understanding on information and cyber warfare. He is involved in freelance writing and journalism and is currently the National Chairman of Muslim Student Organization of India. Shujaat is also associated with various think tanks and non-profit organization. He regularly writing on mainstream media.

Muhammad Fahad

(Senior Research Fellow)

News Editor at first India News (Print). Experience over 11 years of hardcore journalism. A demonstrated history of working in the newspapers industry. Strong media and communication professional with a Master's Degree focused in Development Communication from AJKMCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Worked as Assistant Editor with Catch News, Chief Sub Editor DNA, Sub Editor Hindustan Times and Senior Sub Editor at The Goan on Saturday.

Nisar Siddiqui

(Research Fellow)

Mr. Nisar Siddiqui is a Research scholar and freelance journalist. He has more than 7 Years experience in the Media. He has done M Phil from Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi and doing PhD from Jamia Millia Islamia. He is expert of Gender and Media, Web Media and Electronic Media.

Parul Tewari

(Research Fellow)

Miss Parul is a Research Fellow at DFRAC. She is graduated from Banaras Hindu University. Her expertise areas are Writing, Editing, News verification, Re-verification, value addition, Search Engine and Social Media Optimisation.

Mobeen Ahmad Jamei

(Research Fellow)

Mobeen Ahmad Jamei is a research fellow at DFRAC. He has done P.G. Diploma in Journalism from Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC). His expertise areas are Writing, Editing, News and reports. He was a former sub-editor at United News of India (UNI News Agency) and content editor at ETV Bharat Urdu.

Ananaya Sharma

(Research Fellow)

Miss Ananaya Sharma is research Fellow at DFRAC. She holds Masters in Mass Communication and Journalism from Asian Academy of film Making and Television. She specializes in Monitoring and Researching Mis/disinformation and Hate Speech at DFRAC. She also Manages the Video Part and YouTube Channel of DFRAC.

Mohd. Aalim

(Video Editor)

Mohd Alim is a Video Editor as well as Graphic designer at DFRAC. He holds Bachelor Degree in Mass Communication & Diploma degree in Electronic Media from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan Dept. Film, TV & Animation Studies New Delhi. He Manages the Graphics designing, Video Editing and works on the YouTube Channel of DFRAC.

Dilshad Noor

(Research Fellow)

Mr. Dilshad Noor is a research fellow at DFRAC with experience of 8 years in the field of journalism He has done his bachelor's in journalism from VMOU, Kota. He has done MA and LLB from the University of Kota. He specializes in report making and research analysis.