Shalini Joshi

co-founder Khabar Lahariya

Shalini Joshi is a Program Lead for the Asia-Pacific region at Meedan. As a regional lead, Shalini is involved in expanding Meedan's work and its global network in the APAC region. Shalini provides support to fact-checkers, newsrooms and academics involved in addressing and researching misinformation.

Shalini is also the co-founder of Khabar Lahariya, India's only independent, digital news network available to viewers in remote rural areas and small towns. She has been a TruthBuzz Fellow with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). The fellowship focused on designing creative ways to counter misinformation. As a specialist at PROTO, ICFJ's partner in India, she led Checkpoint - a research project focused on misinformation in the Indian elections.

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