Our Team

दीपक अधिकारी

Deepak Adhikari


Adhikari is the editor of Nepal Check. He was the editor of South Asia Check, Nepal’s first fact-checking outlet, for two and half years. Before joining South Asia Check, he worked as Nepal correspondent of international news agencies including AFP, DPA and Anadolu Agency. His work has appeared in major international publications such as New York Times, The Guardian, Time, Al Jazeera, Nikkei Asia. Adhikari has also written for The Caravan in India and Himal Southasian magazine. He currently focuses on fact-checking and digital investigation.

Himal Poudel

Himal Poudel


Poudel is a fact-checker at Nepal Check. For the last two years, he has worked as a reporter and a translator. He was a political reporter at Naya Patrika, one of Nepal’s leading dailies, from August 2021 to August 2022. Prior to joining Naya Patrika, he worked as a desk editor at Sunaulo Nepal, a digital platform. He holds a Master’s degree in English literature from Tribhuvan University. He is interested in politics, art and culture.

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Abhaya Raj Joshi

Copy Editor

Joshi is a copy editor of Nepal Check. He has been working for different national and international media outlets for over a decade. A graduate of Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, he writes about the environment, climate change and wildlife.

Smita Magar

Smita Magar


Magar is a fact-checker and researcher at Nepal Check. As a journalist and freelance researcher, she is interested in rural reporting with a focus especially on gender, education, health, migration, and human rights in post-conflict societies. She holds a Master’s degree in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding from Durham University, UK under the Chevening Scholarships. An alumna of the Asian College of Journalism in India, she worked as a reporter at Kantipur newspaper and as a fact-checker at Himal Southasian magazine. Recently, she worked on a handbook titled ‘How to Identify and Counter Gendered Disinformation’ for Panos South Asia in Kathmandu. Magar has also been actively engaged with her own community through a community-based non-governmental organisation, Jhumlawang Village Foundation (JVF-Nepal) in Rukum district of Nepal.

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Kosh Raj Koirala

Associate Editor

Koirala is the associate editor of Nepal Check. He currently leads My Republica, the digital version of Republica Daily in Kathmandu. In his career spanning over two decades, he has specialized on politics and foreign affairs in Nepal. Prior to joining Republica Daily in 2009, Koirala worked with The Kathmandu Post for almost five years besides working as a stringer for various international media outlets including CNN. Koirala holds Master’s Degrees in English Literature and Political Science from Tribhuvan University and International Relations from University of Leeds, UK as a Chevening Scholar. He was also a student fellow at East-West Center, Hawaii, USA for one year as part of Asia Pacific Leadership Program in 2011-12.

Welcome to Nepal Check

We are a fact-checking platform. We fight bad information. We identify and debunk misinformation. We fact-check claims made by public officials. We also publish credible and accurate report and explain complex issues in simple terms.