We know the mainstream media does not give you the picture of what’s happening in the hinterland. And perhaps that’s why our cities fail to understand what’s going on in the rest of the country, and struggle to understand the perspective of marginalised groups and their realities. But these community reporters are going to change that! The FREE/DEM initiative will curate and publish reports by these local and independent journalists, which will be shared with the mainstream media. But all this can only happen when we offer our support. Contribute now!
Why are they trying to buy the entire fourth estate? Because they want to control what you think. Going forward, you will hear more and more about how the hike in Petrol Prices is good for you. They will convince you that corruption is in fact good for the economy, just the way demonetisation was. Those who ask questions, will either be bought, or if they dont listen - killed. As citizens, then, the onus is on us to fight back and empower the media that is funded by the People! Contribute to Janta Ka Reporter's Political Reporting fund:
There are conflicting reports on NDTV's taking over by a corporate leader considered close to the establishment. Now we can either shake our head and accept the outcome, or send out a clear and strong message - you may influence or buy out individual companies, but you cant buy out the entire fourth estate. Contribute funds to Seema Mustafa's uncompromising and independent - The Citizen. This fund will be used to commission more stories and expand the reach and influence of the platform.
The entire Seemanchal region is under water. There are no boats and people are cutoff... and there is no land left to even bury the dead. Hundreds have died, millions are hungry and the response by the government isn't worth any mention. Which means the onus is on the rest of us to deliver!
ISIS is being hunted down in Mosul and the Iraqi army has claimed victory. But what does the liberation of Mosul from ISIS mean for the rest of the world and India? We’ve had enough of the western media speculating on the status of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – whether he is dead or alive – but what beyond that? What happens to the region in the aftermath of the Mosul offensive. And are we anywhere close to stability in the region? Support Indian journalist Anchal Vohra as she crowdfunds for her reportage from Mosul, Iraq and finds answers to questions that remain unaddressed.
Last year, a video emerged that showed Gau-Rakshaks beating up members of the Dalit community in a town called Una in Gujarat. The incident gave rise to a nation-wide movement where Dalits began resisting the bullies. On the first anniversary of the incident, Jignesh Mevani, among the most prominent voices of the new Dalit movement has decided to revisit the movement by organising a conference in Ahmedabad and a people's March, subsequently. But it can only happen if all of us contribute NOW.
We are a group of journalists who have covered the other side of the war on terror. We have seen how investigations are manipulated by the police and our system to frame young people. But now they have been cleared by our judiciary and we have decided to come together and help these individuals get a livelihood and get their dignity back. Will you contribute? Can you contribute some funds? Can you share this post? Can you become an ambassador of this cause and ask others to contribute? Only when all of us participate can we hope to build a future that belongs to all of us.
Their persistent coverage of atrocities against Dalits has forced 6000 police complaints. But with funds drying up, Dalits Media Watch HAS DECIDED TO SHUT DOWN OPERATIONS. Their only hope is you and me. In one click you can help revive one of India's most impactful news organisations.
For 16 years, she was on a hunger strike. For 16 years she was the flagbearer of India's fight against the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act. And then when she finally decided to take the electoral route, she was forsaken by her own people. She could just manage 90 votes. Two months before the elections, I and my colleague Anand Mangnale left our jobs and took a flight to Manipur chasing a long cherished dream to work with the crusader. This is our story.
In case of a hung verdict in Uttar Pradesh, what's your formula? BSP + (SP+Congress), or BSP+BJP, or BJP+(SP/Congress) (!). We are conducting an extensive opinion poll in Uttar Pradesh asking the muslim community of UP about their priorities. And YOU can support this study by supporting India's first crowdfunded quantitative election research. The findings of the report will be published in leading newspapers, websites and TV channels.