In the world’s most populous democracy, the challenges confronting access to trustworthy information are on the rise. With 50% of the population receiving its news from WhatsApp, India, like other countries with similar media landscapes, is prone to the spread of unchecked misinformation and disinformation. We need to rethink local news that serves communities across the republic.
These emerging journalists in India care about public service and are covering stories that inform, engage, strengthen and serve local communities.
We’re working with Scroll.in and The Wire, two independent, digital news organizations, to fill coverage gaps around health, education, labor, climate change, and more.
We’re always looking for allies who believe in a sustainable and free press in India, especially for communities that need it the most.