Sunday, August 21, 2016

Truthdiggers of the Week: The Women at Khabar Lahariya, a Feminist Newspaper in Rural India (from @Truthdig)

Truthdiggers of the Week: The Women at Khabar Lahariya, a Feminist Newspaper in Rural India (from @Truthdig): Now in its 14th year, the publication just expanded into digital platforms in the hope of increasing readership and inspiring other young women.
- 2016/08/20

1 comment:

Tim Nolan said...

Khabar Lahariya just went digital. The publication, which launched in 2002 under the helm of a women’s education initiative, is run entirely by women from mostly low-caste, marginalized, rural Indian villages. Now, in the publication’s 14th year, Khabar Lahariya is expanding to digital platforms, utilizing applications such as WhatsApp and Facebook to share video content.

The newspaper, whose name means “News Waves” in Bundeli, is partnering with the firm Chambal Media to distribute digital content. “We see a feminist business model as one where profitability can be achieved while holding close to the values of independent, progressive rural news,” says Shalini Joshi, one of the paper’s co-founders. Khabar Lahariya’s chief reporter, Meera, explains how including video reports has increased the paper’s prestige. “[I]t shows people that we are on the ground and reporting facts, that we’re not just making things up.”