Mohd Fahad has been associated as News Editor with the daily First India. A PG Diploma holder in Development Communication from AJK Mass Communication Research Centre (AJKMCRC), Jamia Millia Islamia University, he began his career with The Hindustan Times.
In a career spanning over a decade, he has worked with The Goan on Saturday, DNA, Catch News and NewsX in leading editorial roles. He was part of the country’s first batch of journalists in the Google New Initiative (India Training Network) on debunking fake news and misinformation. He is now a Google-certified fact-checker.
Along with English and Hindi, he is also fluent in Urdu language. He has been an active participant in various workshops and seminars. Author of several socio-political columns, Fahad is a prolific writer and closely monitors contemporary issues. Keeps abreast with the latest innovations and research in the field of print and digital media.
His areas of interest also include photography, fake news debunking, political reporting and cinema.