Govindraj Ethiraj

Govindraj Ethiraj

Govindraj Ethiraj is a television and print journalist who has reported and written on Indian business for over 25 years. Recently, he founded BOOM (www.boomlive.in), a fake news busting initiative that tracks and debunks viral hoaxes in real time, very often preventing community violence by stopping rumours that stir up ethnic hatred. He also founded the award-winning IndiaSpend (indiaspend.org ), a public interest journalism outfit which uses data to write and syndicate stories in areas like health, education and environment, and FactChecker (factchecker.in ) which monitors media, politicians and other figures for accuracy.

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