Foundation for Media ProfessionalsFoundation for Media Professionals

The FMP is an effort to celebrate the romance of journalism. Journalistic collectives have so far either been watering holes or trade unions. It is an organization dedicated to media freedom and quality journalism. Editors have a guild. Owners, whether of newspapers or TV channels have associations to lobby their interests. But there is no association that cuts across mediums to champion issues of professional interest to journalists. FMP is an attempt to plug that gap....

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National Campaign for Peoples’ Right to Information (NCPRI)National Campaign for Peoples’ Right to Information (NCPRI)

The NCPRI’s endeavour is to deepen democracy and achieve Constitutional principles through the use of the RTI. The NCPRI engages and interacts with the State to implement the law and to ensure that the Act is not amended or provisions weakened. The Campaign has to ensure that the law is effective and universally accessible, addressing both individual and social problems. NCPRI believes that the right to know is symbiotically linked with other progressive campaigns and movements. It is a “transformatory” entitlement, enabling other campaigns to get access to information to realize their rights....

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Mazdoor Kisan Shakti SangathanMazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan

Formed in 1990 in rural Rajasthan, MKSS is a grassroots organization. Its objective is to use modes of struggle and constructive action for changing the lives of its primary constituents — the rural poor. In the period leading up to its formation it had taken up issues of re-distribution of land and minimum wages. MKSS also facilitates public hearings to expose corruption, apathy and malpractices in public service delivery mechanism, among other things....

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Vividha FeaturesVividha Features

Established in 1998, Vividha is a woman’s documentation and resource centre. As the women's movement in Rajasthan became more intense and broader based in membership, the need for an information and resource centre became increasingly pressing. Vividha is a collective for critical and creative consultations on women's and other contemporary relevant issues that affect women's lives. It was formed of activists who had been providing assistance with investigations, legal aid, shelter and advocacy - its members are actively involved with other movements, campaigns of Rajasthan and they are actively writing and publishing to influence public opinion through press and other media....

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It is dedicated to learning and educating about the process and politics of policy making in the government, and to enable people to participate in this process so the policies and laws being formulated are in public interest. Sambhaavnaa aims to strengthen Indian democracy by holding the government accountable to the people and protecting their fundamental rights. It is committed to bringing this vision to the public policy making process in India. Sambhaavnaa hopes to enable common people to claim their rightful place in the participatory democracy and ensure that government policies and programs are for the benefit of the people. Sambhaavnaa aims to serve as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building. We hope to create spaces – where people gain knowledge, hope, courage, expanding their ideas of what is possible. We wish to help develop leadership and organizations that work for justice, equality and sustainability. ...

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