Editorial Team

Our team, who has worked voluntarily for the most part since its inception, consists of engineers, social activists, journalists and scientists. Hence, we have the capacity to cover various news from politics, legal issues, caste-based and religious discrimination, gender rights, labour & farmer struggles, as well as health and medicine related misinformation.

To contribute to AltNews, email pratik@altnews.in

There’s a lot of misinformation about health and science in both mainstream media and on social media including WhatsApp. If you wish to contribute fact-checks in form of stories in the Medicine and Science department, email sumaiya@altnews.in

Pratik Sinha
Editor
Pratik Sinha is the co-founder and editor of Alt News. Previously, he's worked in multiple technology companies as a software engineer with his main focus area being wireless and embedded systems. He's also a member of Jan Sangharsh Manch, a civil liberties organisation based in Ahmedabad.
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Sumaiya Shaikh
Science Editor
Dr. Sumaiya Shaikh is the Editor for Alt News Science and works as a Neuroscientist in Sweden. She holds a PhD in Medicine from Sydney, Australia. Her previous research was in neuropathic pain physiology. Currently, she is studying the human brain during aggression & violent behaviour while writing a book about the science behind ordinary people committing violent crimes. She advocates for evidence based medicine & critiques misinformation in public health policies.
Arjun Sidharth
Writer
Arjun Sidharth is a writer with Alt News. He has previously worked in the television news industry as a reporter with Times Now, where he managed news bulletins and breaking news scenarios, apart from scripting numerous prime time television stories. He has also been actively involved with various freelance projects. Sidharth has studied economics, political science, international relations and journalism. He has a keen interest in books, movies, music, sports, politics, foreign policy, history and economics. His hobbies include reading, watching movies and indoor gaming.
Priyanka Jha
Researcher
Priyanka Jha specialises in monitoring and researching mis/disinformation at Alt News. She also manages the Alt News Hindi portal.
Pooja Chaudhuri
Writer
Pooja Chaudhuri began her career working as a market research fellow, however, her deep-seated interests in media and a knack for writing led her to the field of journalism. She works in the capacity of a writer at Alt News, actively pursuing media misreports.
Jignesh Patel
Jignesh Patel is a writer & researcher with Alt News.

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