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.
V K 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.
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
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.
Mayank Sharma is a highly skilled professional in the tech field with over 4 years of experience. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Applications and has a strong expertise in a range of cutting-edge technologies, including Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Internet of Things (IoT). Mayank’s exceptional skills and knowledge have been recognized by Microsoft, who has certified him as a Data Scientist and AI Engineer. His qualifications and expertise enable him to effectively apply his knowledge and skills to solve complex problems in the tech industry.
Anananya Sharma is a skilled and dedicated research fellow at DFRAC. She holds a Masters degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from the Asian Academy of Film Making and Television Anananya’s expertise lies in the areas of monitoring and researching misinformation, disinformation and hate speech. She also plays a key role in managing the video content and YouTube channel of DFRAC.
Mubeen Ahmad Jamei
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
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.
Mr. Naitik Saini is a graphic designer and video editor in DFRAC. He has done Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication (BJMC) and has over 2.5 years of experience in video editing and cinematography.
Hafsa Bano Siddiqui
Hafsa Bano Siddiqui is anchor and content writer in DFRAC. She has completed done bachelor in journalism and mass communication and has three years of experience in electronic media.