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Dheeshma P


Dheeshma Puzhakkal leads the editorial team at South Check. Commencing her career as a tech writer in 2018, she transitioned into journalism in 2019 as a multimedia journalist with NewsMeter. In 2020, she joined India Today, where she advanced to the position of Principal Correspondent within the organisation's fact check team.

Yusha Rahman


YushaRahman is a freelance contributor for South Check. She started her career as a multimedia journalist in Deccan Herald but after sometime switched to fact checks. She has been working in the field of fact-checking for over 3 years with different organisations. She is also a certified fact-check trainer with the Google News Initiative, India leads. She is also working on initiatives to promote media literacy.

Kumar Chitradurga

Kannada Factchecker

Kumar S is a versatile journalist, writer, and translator with an impressive career spanning various media platforms. Beginning as a reporter, he honed his skills over a decade while serving on national and feature desks. His journey included contributions to renowned publications like Vijaykarnataka, Kannada Prabha, Vijayavani, and more. He seamlessly transitioned across print, visual, and digital media, leaving his mark at Suvarna News 24x7, The,,, and Since 2018, Kumar has dedicated himself to fact-checking and has also conducted training sessions for aspiring journalists.

Habeeb Rahman YP

Malayalam Factchecker

Rahman passion towards journalism and multimedia while pursuing his doctoral research on Media Literacy and Online Misinformation always helps him contribute towards Fact-checking and data verification. He has also experienced with fact-checking tools and techniques throughout the tenure of working as FactShala trainer. He is also a freelance graphic designer.

Ahamed Ali

Tamil Factchecker

Ahamed Ali is a Freelance Fact-Checker at SouthCheck. He is from Madurai, Tamilnadu. He has 4 and half years of experience in Journalism with a Master's Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Madurai Kamaraj University. He previously worked with Vanakkam India, ETV Bharat Tamilnadu, and The Hindu Tamil Thisai as a News Correspondent. After a brief stint in Reporting, he has entered a new phase of Fact-Checking.

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