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An Appeal on behalf of the Editorial Collective

The Background is an emerging digital multimedia platform run by The Background Trust and has started its operation from February 2019, putting up contents in its portal www.thebackgroundd.in

With the onset of COVID-19, we are all aware of the rapidly changing and challenging world we are living in. In this circumstance, we are not interested in manipulative headlines. Instead, we are much more interested in real journalism with depth, insight and indisputable facts, impeccably resourced and people-centred. As we usher into a new year, we want to share some of our thoughts.

At the beginning of our journey, we had said, we aspire to become a voice for the peripheral people, people belonging to minority sections of the society. There would be eclectic kinds of news and analysis but we will put emphasis on in-depth, immersive reportage and analysis on issues which do not necessarily come into the mainstream media or they ignore it completely. Most importantly, we want writings and other types of media contents pertaining to academic rigour with journalistic flair.

We could only start off because of some good intentions from like-minded persons. So far, we are self funding the whole project.

We genuinely feel that we must have an independent media house without any baggage, a media house which would boldly narrate the untold stories of the marginalised communities, a media house which will not budge to any kind of pressure, political or otherwise. The Background has the capability to fill up this aspiration. We have already begun to make our voice heard. We are working deeply on the infrastructural level of the portal so that we can put it in the pedestal from where we would be able to call the shots more efficiently.

Our appeal to you is simple.

The Background needs various kinds of help, networking, association and consultation for its sustenance. We hope you would come forward to support this endevour and strengthen us.

1. Please visit our website and read the contents and share it widely. We put contents both in Bengali as well as in English.

2. We want some of you who are genuinely interested in quality journalism to come forward and work with us like writing stories, video editing, graphic designing etc.

3. We will also like to have financial contribution/donation/advertisements to sustain our work. For good journalism to survive and thrive, it is of utmost important. We are planning to lay out a support plan soon.

Warmest Regards,

Najib Anwar                    Abdul Matin

Founding Editor             Editor-at-large

                      The Background

 

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