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Charity Women Empowerment

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Women media and news trust

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About the Group

Khabar Lahariya (Bundeli for ‘News Waves’) is a group of newspapers written, edited, illustrated, produced and marketed by rural women in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar from Dalit, tribal, Muslim and backward castes. It covers local news that mainstream media often ignores, and is the only local language newspaper available to readers in the districts where it is published.

The first edition of Khabar Lahariya was launched in May 2002 in Chitrakoot district of Uttar Pradesh. Today, Khabar Lahariya has six editions in five local languages: Awadhi, Bundeli, Bajjika, Bhojpuri, and Hindustani. Its online edition, available at www.khabarlahariya.org, contains a selection of news from different editions in all these languages.

Khabar Lahariya has a combined readership of over 80,000 and is published from Chitrakoot, Banda, Mahoba, Lucknow and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and from Sitamarhi in Bihar.

It has been mentored by Nirantar and won numerous awards, including the Chameli Devi Jain Award in 2004, the UNESCO Prize for Literacy in 2009 and the Marico Foundation Social Innovation award in 2014.

Khabar Lahariya is now registered as the Women Media and News Trust.

Support Us!

The funds raised will support Khabar Lahariya - the country's only truly rural, women-run newspaper - for 6 months, while it works towards becoming a truly sustainable social enterprise, a model for rural media.

Photo credit: Yashas Chandra

Video credit: Yashas Chandra

For additional information on our campaign, please contact us via email at khabar.lahariya.delhi@gmail.com

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