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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about
Some of the most frequently Asked Questions about are listed below:

Question 1 :  What is

Answer: Merinews is India’s  largest citizen journalism portal. It is an open platform for every citizen who wishes to share news, views, analysis, pictures etc with people around the world.

Question 2: What is citizen journalism?

Answer: Citizen Journalism is an emerging form of journalism is promising a scenario of breaking free from media bias as well as taking local news on a global platform. It is a process under  which a citizen irrespective of his educational and professional background takes up the onus of reporting an incident, through writing or sending a picture(s), to the entire world.

Question 3: Who can participate in

Answer:  Anybody who wants to become a citizen journalist can submit his/her contribution(s) on

Question 4: Do I need to register?

Answer:  Yes, If you wish to be a citizen journalist (CJ)  you need to have a registered account with merinews.

Question 5: How do I register on

Answer: It's a simple 2-step process. Just log on to and click on "Register" tab on the top  right side of the page.
Step 1: Fill in the registration form
Step 2: Activate your registration by clicking on the link sent to you in the welcome email
Registration is free. To register please click here.

Question 6: What are the benefits of registering?

Answer: Registered members get the rights to share news, opinion, analysis and photos on merinews. For every action that you perform on merinews you earn Points. The Points decide your Level and associated benefits along with it
Read the FAQ on Point System to understand it better.

Question 7: Do you get paid for participating on

Answer: No direct payment is made to the citizen journalists for participating on We aspire to create an opportunity for every common man to voice their news and opinion. However, to encourage CJs points are given for every action that you perform on the site. Read FAQs in our Point System for more information.

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