Agam Sei

Chennai, India
Joined June 2016
Presence in: India
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Housing Rights & Informal Settlements, Labor & Employment, Livelihoods, Right to Information

I’m the Editor-in-Chief of a local city-based paper called Agam Sei, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Our aim is two-fold:

1. To run a paper for the sole purpose of covering city news. This includes discussing the infrastructure and other development projects, environmental issues, local political movements, smaller communities and their plights, breaking social stigma’s and debating city policies.

2. To run the paper AD-FREE. Many regional newspapers rely solely on advertisements for sustenance, diluting the intensity and the impact of the news reported. Hence we strive to look for alternative means of sustaining news without compromising the story or the freedom of the reporter.