Gaon Ke Log is one of the first independent digital entities focusing on the Purvanchal region, Uttar Pradesh, offering long-form and hyper-local reporting. As the name suggests, the entity reports on marginalised societies, people’s movements and concerns, and delivery of social justice – specifically deprivation, discrimination, social justice and people’s movement. Started as a bi-monthly magazine in 2016, Gaon Ke Log transitioned into digital in 2021.
The Reporters’ Collective (TRC) is an award-winning collective of reporters who collaborate to do rigorous evidence-based reportage on India’s political economy and governance, a model built upon the collective strength of journalists, domain experts and platforms. TRC deep-reports on specialised topics through a collaborative effort which taps into the talents of highly skilled journalists, designers, researchers, data scientists and experts.Thank you.
The File is a digital-news site in Kannada, launched in March 2020 by G Mahantesh. It specializes in deep investigated stories to report on corruption, issues of governance, and the conduct of public bodies
Founded by Mahendranath Mishra, a senior journalist, Janchowk reports on the issues of deprivation and discrimination against citizens. It focuses on the issues in the five states of Uttar Pradesh (especially Poorvanchal), Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand.
Keraleeyam Masika started its journey 24 years ago with indepth, and ground reported stories, on the intersection of ecology, social justice and people’s movements. It started as a Civil Society Collective and published the magazine from 1998 till March 2020, and transitioned to digital.
Main Bhi Bharat was launched in 2020 as a portal to cover and report exclusively on tribal issues and the issues of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs), it focuses on covering the stories and issues of the tribal population, to provide a voice to tribal India and take their stories and issues to the non-tribals, policy and lawmakers to create conditions for corrective interventions by the state. It also goes beyond the coverage of governance and policy issues to celebrate and mark tribal lifestyle, cooking and culture.
YouTurn, a dedicated nonpartisan fact-checking website in Tamil and English. It fact-checks and debunks fake news and misinformation shared on social media and mainstream media on subjects spanning politics, health and medicine.
Main Media is a hyper-local publication in Hindi covering the Seemanchal region, the four districts of Bihar – Kishanganj, Araria, Purnia, and Katihar, launched in February 2018 by Tanzil Asif. It is known for its Deep-reported hyper-local reporting on systemic issues in Seemanchal, one of India’s most backward regions which is largely media dark.
MediaNama is an independent news site driven by the mission to ensure that the Internet and the digital ecosystem in India remains open, fair, competitive and global. It seeks to understand, explain and anticipate the consequences of technology policy in India through reporting, consultation papers and events.
Democratic Charkha is a video-first entity with substantial ground reporting on issues of the marginalised and the vulnerable. It focuses on delivery of public services, governance, livelihoods and systemic issues in Bihar.
Founded by journalist Prema Sridevi, TheProbe is an independent and video-led digital news media platform that focuses on rigorous research and investigative journalism to create an impact and bring solutions to public issues. It delves into issues and events that have a critical impact on society but do not get the media space that they deserve
TrueCopy Think is a multimedia portal in Malayalam for in-depth discourse that focuses on the marginalized and the subaltern, from polity to society and science to literature. The publication is known for its deep-researched, long narrative and analytical journalism, which it believes are essential for understanding complex socio-political issues.
Article14 provides intensive research and reportage, data, and varied perspectives and addresses threats to and failures of justice and deficiencies in the legal system. It tracks successes that can be built upon and discerns trends and patterns that require to be brought to the widest public attention.
Founded in December 2013 by senior journalist Seema Mustafa, TheCitizen is an online publication that covers issues of the citizens at the margins of society, people’s movements, foreign & strategic affairs, gender rights, ecology, and mental health, through a network of independent journalists and columnists.
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 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 (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.
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.
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.
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.