Khabar Lahariya is 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.This model of the local, embedded reporter reporting as an insider from the community itself, with the deepest and most nuanced understanding of hyper-local issues, is Khabar Lahariya’s singular edge. From establishing itself as a chain of local language newspapers, in the last three years, Khabar Lahariya is now entirely digital, and runs a video news service for media dark areas of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
The KL model, to train local women as full time, professional journalists, and run their own language editions of Khabar Lahariya newspaper, in which issues of rural communities were given space, was awarded the UNESCO King Sejong Prize in 2009.