About NewsMeter

Media has grown manifold in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Hundreds of newspapers, television channels, and online portals are beaming news 24x7 in the two Telugu states.

However, in the cluttered media space, the common man has become a casualty in both Telugu states. There is always a narrative woven around political ideologies and corporate interests. Common man’s needs, aspirations, and expectations take a back seat.

Keeping the common man’s needs and interests in mind, we launched NewsMeter, India’s first satellite journalism portal with a separate fact check unit.

We realize that fake news hits the common man the most. Hundreds of youth have fallen victim to fake news and online slander. We at NewsMeter have taken a pledge to rid society of the fake news menace. NewsMeter is a member of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN).

For us, the news is not a sellable commodity. For us, reporting is not to remain in the good books of who is who. For us, reflecting the ground reality is not to make our presence felt.

We at NewsMeter tread a path less traveled. We have no hesitation to say that we are representatives of the poor and marginalized. We report the truth no matter how bitter it is. That is why we reported from no-go areas of two Telugu states. Our reporters were at ground zero when Hyderabad was hit by floods. Our reporters went deep into the tribal areas, which had remained off the radar. Unmindful of health risks, our reporters covered the Andhra Pradesh gas tragedy from ground zero. We reported crimes against women from every angle. We investigated political-criminal nexus. We broke drug smuggling stories. We reported human rights abuses regardless of who the victim was. We stood up against tyranny.

We strongly believe in `truth, the only truth, and nothing but the truth'. Our pen will do the talking. Our actions will speak louder than words. Rest assured, we will remain steadfast in our commitment. Our editorial freedom will remain uncompromised and our integrity shall remain unscathed.

NewsMeter is a digital media brand of Fifth Estate Digital Pvt. Ltd running English, Telugu news websites and Youtube channels. Newsmeter is a brand and Fifth Estate Digital Pvt Limited is a company.  NewsMeter Fact Check is a separate independent unit . NewsMeter is a signatory of International Fact Checking Network(IFCN).


Fifth Estate Digital private limited is a legally registered company under Section 7 of Companies Act 2013 with Registrar of Companies Hyderabad of Ministry of Corporate Affairs India. The Corporate Identity Number of the company is U22300TG2019PTCI34125.

Certificate incorporation

Form No.INC-22

Newsmeter doesn’t receive any funding from local or foreign state or political sources.Newsmeter doesn’t receive any funding from local or foreign state or political sources. Funding majorly come in the form of investments from promoters and as well as through advertisement revenues. Funders or advertisers do not influence the findings of fact check reports or editorial content. Both fact check unit and editorial are independent.

Fifth Estate Digital Pvt. Ltd. has been founded by Promoters with an objective of giving fair and accurate journalism.

News Meter engages in the business of running a digital media website, https://newsmeter.in/. Our website covers topics from politics, region, and crime, business to offbeat, entertainment, fact check, education, and civic issues. Apart from that, we have other categories like data stories, investigative stories and satellite journalism. Our goal is to turn data into information and information into insight. Our objective is to fight misinformation and disinformation with the help of Google News Initiative trained fact checkers.

NewsMeter has a YouTube Channel and also has its own NewsMeter app available on Google Play Store and App store. It also has a Telugu news website https://telugu.newsmeter.in/ for its Telugu users and also a separate Telugu YouTube channel. News Meter is also available on other social media handles like- Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (in both languages).

NewsMeter recruits the best, reliable and experienced staff who strives to provide the right information on time. NewsMeter’s staff includes some of the top people from Well known institutions like Deccan Chronicle, NDTV, DNA, Hyderabad Central University and St Francis College of Osmania University. We have eminent columnists from several fields including professors from Osmania University, former Central Information Commissioner and ex Wing Commanders. Visit https://newsmeter.in/editorial-staff/ to know more about our Editorial staff.


Newsmeter is mostly self-funded through the Investments from promoters . Around 35 per cent of operational costs are borne through the investments from promoters. Both fact check unit and editorial team operates independently. For more details visit Fact Check Methodology

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