Chambal Media is a digital media social enterprise founded in 2015 by a diverse team of rural and urban media practitioners, with over 20 years of experience producing local language content especially with and for rural audiences.

Chambal Media was founded with the mission to bring into the digital/internet revolution in India the perspectives and involvement of women on the margins. Diversity is our neev, our foundation: besides producing media products, we train

and mentor rural women as researchers and content creators in remote rural districts, most of whom become part of our revolutionary network of new media professionals for a new India.

Our Flagship: Khabar Lahariya

The country’s only women-run brand of ethical and independent rural news.

Khabar Lahariya reaches up to 10 million people a month through multiple digital platforms. We have a network of women reporters and stringers in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

A Chambal Media-KL Urgent Task Force

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Partnerships and Projects

Chambal Media is proud to be associated with several national and international foundations and organizations that believe in an investment in the feminist future of media. Our work here is across the spectrum of research, training, content production, syndication and curation, as we move towards building the vision of an alternate, grassroots, inclusive, feminist media model  and business.


  • Suneeta Is Typing, Part 2

    Of taking down DPs, ignoring I-Love-Yous, and making the ‘evil’ within the Internet your friend when you are at work as a rural journalist.
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  • Suneeta Is Typing, Part 1

    With their necessary familiarity with mobile technologies and digital networks, the Khabar Lahariya reporter negotiates new spaces and new relationships in her work, cultivating sources and colleagues at odd hours, on WhatsApp and Facebook, bending notions of sexual convention – based on age, caste, class, geography – out of shape.
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If you wish to collaborate with us, do drop an email to info@chambalmedia.com