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Think Pragati is a podcast only platform that provides commentary on current affairs and public policy. Emphasising individual liberties Pragati stands for economic freedom, realism in international relations, an open society, a culture of tolerance and an emphasis on good governance.
Swarajya – a big tent for liberal right-of-centre discourse that reaches out, engages and caters to the new India. It covers news and events with a lens that emphasises individual liberty and enterprise, free markets, a small state, openness and cultural rootedness, that is mindful of India’s diversity
The Supreme Court Observer aims to build a non-partisan open-access database of the Supreme Court’s role and contributions. It will also go into the Court’s jurisdiction, procedures and history and analyse landmark cases. Additionally, it will discuss key legal and administrative developments, ranging from curated ‘must reads’ to historical overviews of legal doctrine.
The India Forum
The India Forum (TIF), run by the Vichar Trust, is a digital ‘journal- magazine’ that aims to deepen the conversations on contemporary issues. Helmed by Rammanohar Reddy, eminent editor, it offers serious analysis, commentary and reflections on contemporary issues in a manner that is accessible to a wider audience. The portal offers a range of in-depth and well-researched articles on topics spanning education, climate change, caste, defence, politics and gender, among a host of other issues.
Mojo Story is a video-first news and views platform founded by Barkha Dutt, one of the foremost names in journalism in India. Mojo Story offers high-quality, deep reporting on news and events and has recently been commended and awarded for its trailblazing coverage of the Covid pandemic in India.
The Better India
The Better India uses media & technology to help people do good by sharing positive stories. By doing so, the organization has helped build & inspired an awesome community of people who are always sharing ideas with each other, helping each other with resources – and collectively doing good. The Better India writes about stories of unsung heroes, changemakers, innovations, education, children, women empowerment, travel, history, arts & culture, social development.
The Ken is a digital, subscription-driven publication which delivers original business insights through well-narrated stories on innovation and disruption targeted at professionals, entrepreneurs, investors and leaders, every morning.
The News Minute
The News Minute (TNM) reports and analyses news and events in the five southern states of India. With deep access in the South, TNM emphasis on deep ground-reportage, incisive analysis and sharp opinions.
Suno India is a podcast-only platform on issues of public importance. The founders bring a combination of skills in journalism, advocacy and technology. The content is aimed at informing as well as challenging listeners without being preachy.
The Lede covers the five southern states and publishes exclusive stories from the ground on underreported subjects. With a keen focus on rights of the minorities, migrant workers and oppressed groups, The Lede regularly does stories critical of powerful people and institutions.
Asiaville is a multimedia-focused, multilingual general news and views site aimed at the youth, with a focus on innovations in coverage and presentation. Asiaville aims to reimagine journalism and disrupt news stereotypes.
Azhimukham, a news portal in Malayalam, focused on news, analysis and opinion from Kerala. It has a particular focus on the issues and concerns of the deprived and marginalised. It also sets its sets its sights on the issues of organised religion.
Live Law is one of India’s leading legal portals legal news portal which is committed to providing comprehensive, accurate and honest news about legal developments from the Indian courts.
Dool News is a general news site focussed on the issues and events in Kerala with a particular emphasis on reporting news and views on the issues of social justice – discrimination, regressive social practices, the stories of marginalisation, etc.
The Economic and Political Weekly, published from Mumbai.First published in 1949 as the Economic Weekly and since 1966 as the Economic and Political Weekly, EPW, as the journal is popularly known, occupies a special place in the intellectual history of independent India. For more than five decades EPW has remained a unique forum that week after week has brought together academics, researchers, policy makers, independent thinkers, members of non-governmental organisations and political activists for debates straddling economics, politics, sociology, culture, the environment and numerous other discipline
India Development Review, launched in March 2017, covers the development sector in India with a focus on deep-reporting from the media-dark regions. IDR. which has an all-woman leadership team, focusses on the verticals of agriculture, environment, education, health, human rights, livelihood, water & sanitation. It also plays a role in capacity-building in the development sector.
IndiaSpend is the country’s first data journalism initiative. They utilise open data to analyse a range of issues with the broader objective of fostering better governance, transparency and accountability in the Indian government. IndiaSpend is rapidly growing to become an `agency of record’ when it comes to data and facts on the Indian economy, particularly in areas like education and healthcare as well as data on the states of India.
Live History India
Live History India (LHI) is a digital platform that seeks to celebrate Indian history and heritage, basing its content on facts, research and scholarship. It seeks to combat the falsification and ideology-driven interpretation of history and heritage.
Max Maharashtra founded by journalist Ravindra Ambekar and is based out of Mumbai. Max Maharashtra is a Marathi news and views portal focussed on issues on Maharashtra with a special focus on video journalism and RTI stories.
Saptahik Sadhana is a Socialist Marathi weekly publication established by Pandurang Sadashiv Sane (Sane Guruji), a leader of Rashtra Seva Dal on August 15, 1948. The magazine has served as a voice for Socialist thought in India and played a key role in the mass awakening during the 21-month-long Emergency Rule in India in June 1975. The magazine has been led by prominent editors in the past such as P H Patwardhan, N G Gore, Narendra Dabholkar, and is now led by Vinod Shirsath since August 2013.
Alt News is committed to fact-checking in a fair, transparent and non-partisan manner. Alt News continuously monitors social media and mainstream media for incorrect and/or dubious information. Given the volume of fake claims that are circulating on any given day, Alt News makes a selection of which ones to debunk – based on source of claim, virality and nature of the claim. Once a suspicious claim has been selected for a fact check, Alt News engages in systematic research to verify it.
Janwar is a Hindi-news portal that started out as a blog an has now been turned into a full-fledged website by founder-editor Ajay Prakash in 2012. Janjwar covers issues and events in the states of UP, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Haryana and Delhi. It particularly focuses on people’s movements.
Down to Earth
Down to Earth is an Indian science and environment fortnightly magazine and website, established by the Society for Environmental Communications in May 1992. The magazine informs people about environmental threats facing India and the world. The website’s sphere of influence is not limited to India, readers across the world rely on Down to Earth for a view from South Asia on the critical issues of human existence.
Feminism in India
Feminism In India is an award-winning digital intersectional feminist media organisation to learn, educate and develop a feminist sensibility among the youth. FII amplifies the voices of women and marginalised communities using tools of art, media, culture, technology and community.
The Bastion, started by three young students, and incubated at the Ashoka University near Delhi, strives to leverage research and academia to put out data and evidence-based stories. They focus on stories on education and the environment.
The Caravan is India’s first long-form narrative journalism magazine and web portal. It was relaunched in 2010 as a journal of politics and culture dedicated to meticulous reporting and the art of narrative. Since then, The Caravan has established itself as one of the country’s most respected and intellectually agile magazines, and set new benchmarks for Indian journalism.
ThePrint is a news, analysis, opinion and knowledge venture, launched in August 2017 by editor Shekhar Gupta. It is sharply focused on politics and policy, government and governance. Its leadership team includes India’s most experienced and respected journalists with proven track records in the finest news organisations
Apart from providing authoritative analysis and commentary, THe Wire aims to build itself as a platform driven by good old-fashioned reporting on issues of national and international importance and interest. Being on the web, also means The Wire will use new media technologies to change the way stories are told – with data and interactive charts, audio & video, as an integral part of the narrative.
Satyagrah, a Hindi news website, is part of Scroll.in. Satyagrah was founded by Sanjay Dubey, who was the founder-editor of Tehelka’s Hindi magazine. Satyagrah endeavors to reach Hindi-speaking India with its deep ground-reporting, multimedia formats like audio bulletins, and videos and special focus on matters of health, development, foreign affairs, gender, law, and history. Satyagrah has been honoured with the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award in 2017.
Kashmir Observer, in its 23rd year of publishing, is also one of Kashmir Valley’s first online ventures. It has remained steadfastly independent and balanced in its editorial and journalism in spite of enormous odds in a conflict zone. It is now poised to make renewed efforts in the online medium with ground-reported stories on critical and, hitherto, uncovered issues by going beyond the conflict.
Gaon Connection is India’s biggest rural media platform, a two-way street that takes information to knowledge-starved rural communities and brings information about everything from problems to role models from media-dark areas to urban India. Gaon Connection has several key verticals which includes digital, video content, print and audio content. It is headquartered in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The Foundation provided financial assistance to Gaon Connection between September 2016 to August 2017.
Khabar Lahariya is India’s only a women-led digital, Hindi news portal that covers rural stories. Started in 2002 as an eight-page newspaper in Bundeli dialect, Khabar Lahariya has transitioned into a digital portal in 2008 and reports stories from close to 13 districts of Bundelkhand region.
CGnet Swara is an Indian voice-based online portal that allows people in the forests of Central Tribal India to report local news by making a phone call. A portal freely accessible via mobile phone, CGNet allows anyone to report stories in these regions and listen to them by giving a miss call. Reported stories are moderated by journalists and become available for playback online as well as over the phone.
The Sikkim Chronicle
Founded by three young journalists, Sikkim Chronicle (SC) is a digital news platform that harnesses technology and power of MoJo to highlight issues, events and personalities in Sikkim. With more than 15 years of journalism behind them, SC has been one of the pioneers of MoJo in the state and has already garnered significant traction in its reach in the social media in both English and Nepali. Sikkim Chronicle’s accent is on video as the preferred tool for telling a story.
Headquartered in Guwahati, the East Mojo is run by a team of journalists posted in the Assamese capital lead by Karma Paljor as well as reporters based out of each of the Northeastern states. East Mojo aims to educate and spread awareness among the people of the Northeast who are very vulnerable and blindly believe fake news and email scams promising gifts and money. ‘Mojo’ will be the network of citizen-reporters from across the region who will be trained in mobile journalism or ‘MoJo’, an emerging form of new media storytelling. This set of reporters will be the medium of change. At East Mojo, the team knows and believes that this remote but functionally significant region of the country has a lot to offer, and we’re not just talking about its green valleys and undulating hills. As a mouthpiece of this region, East Mojo intends to give the ‘nation’ what it hasn’t been represented with till today — ‘the eastern opinion’.
Imphal Free Press
Imphal Free Press is an English-news daily published in Manipur since May 1996 and is now in its digital avatar. It now uses new-age platforms, including video, infographics and the social media, to disseminate news and perspectives about Manipur and the North East of India.