Meerabelle Jesuthasan

I am a journalist and fact-checker currently based in Marseille, France. Currently, I am the fact-check coordinator over at The Intercept.

Most recently, I completed a year-long internship at The Nation, where I fact-checked articles for print and web in every section of the magazine. My work has appeared in The Nation, New Naratif, Study Hall, and others. I am drawn to stories about climate change, history, activism, and theatre. My writing includes features, explainers, reviews, lesson plans, and blog posts. I’ve also done research, translation, and social media work, as well as fact-checking and copy editing. I’m a native French speaker and capable in Spanish.

Je suis journaliste basée à Marseille, France. Mes articles (principalement en anglais) ont paru dans The Nation, New Naratif, IJNet, et d’autres encore. J’écris sur les thèmes du changement climatique, l’histoire, l’activisme, et le théâtre. Je parle couramment le français, et j’ai un niveau avancé d’espagnol.

Contact me: meerabellej(at)gmail(dot)com

At the moment

Selected Features and Reporting

Selected Culture Writing and Essays

Selected Fact-checking


Social Media


“What did you actually study?”

Among other things: resistances to French colonialism, linguistics, and creative writing.

“Do you speak French/How much French do you speak?”

I am fluent.

“Qu’est-ce-que vous avez étudié?”

Entre autres: les résistances au colonialisme français, la linguistique, et l’écriture créative.

“Parlez-vous français?”

Oui, couramment.

I created this website, which is powered by Jekyll and Github Pages, using the theme Strange Case by Phuse. The typewriter effect is by Geoff Graham.