Emanating from the need to empower democracy by providing a media to the people of the country to communicate with one and all, www.merinews.com is an effort to provide one such platform to interact and express. It is a news platform for collective wisdom,
Based on the concept of participatory media and citizen journalism, which transcend beyond the limitations of conventional media and allows citizens of the country to report, read, write, comment and debate news, views - happenings they find significant. In unique ways, it provides the tools of informing and opinion shaping to the people in both text and visual forms.
Each submission is open to scrutiny of the people who bring in a rare diversity of views on a single issue. At the least, they tell you about the people's mood, and at higher levels, enlarge the original perspective to sum up the general view. This makes merinews unmistakably a powerful means to foster democratic values and innovative governance, thus marks the much-needed forward step for a more just and democratic dispensations, in which people are the winners.
Winner of India's BEST e-CONTENT AWARD for the Year 2006 Official Honoree at Webby Awards 2007, alongside the likes of Bloomberg.com & aolnews.com, cnn.com Ranking 5th in the world, in the participatory news category.
The range of topics covered by merinews is quite Impressive...
Dr. Ashok Gupta, Treasurer, Vascular Society of India
Merinews is a very interesting as well as useful news platform for citizens...
M.V.Rajasekharan, Minister of State for Planning
Merinews touches the focal point of varied issues of the society which give meaning to life...
Jai Ratan, Sr. Citizen, Gurgaon
I enjoyed browsing through Merinews and found the content very informative and nice...
Sunil Gautam, Hammers & Partners, Mumbai
Merinews is a potent initiative to inform people and empower them in a big way...
OM Prakash Rawat, IAS
My heartiest Congratulations to team merinews for their laudable endeavor
Ajay Kumar, StateTimes
Merinews is an innovative and powerful platform for citizens to voice their opinion. I pray...
Sudhir Kumar Mishra, Citizen Journalist, Madhya Pradesh
Merinews is a brilliant step towards citizen empowerment
Anil Gulati, Citizen Journalist, Bhopal