Al Jazeera Journalism Review
Meer Faisal is an independent multimedia journalist based in New Delhi. He covers human rights, politics and religious violence in India.
This Indian fact-checking newsroom is at the forefront of the fight against disinformation on the war in Gaza
In the digital battleground of Gaza's war, a surge of disinformation, primarily from Indian Hindu nationalists, paints Palestinians negatively, fueled by Islamophobia and pro-Israeli sentiments; yet, Alt News emerges as a crucial counterforce, diligently fact-checking and debunking these misleading narratives, even in Arabic, amidst a sea of manipulated social media content.
Vague reporting and a piece ‘laden with innuendo’ by the New York Times gave Indian authorities the excuse they needed to crack down on news website Newsclick
The Indian government has ordered social media platforms to block hundreds of accounts of journalists and activists