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Crisis Time For News Media, Only You Can Fix It

You are reading this because you value good, intelligent and objective journalism. We thank you for your time and your trust.

You also know that the news media is facing an unprecedented crisis. It is likely that you are also hearing of the brutal layoffs and pay-cuts hitting the industry. There are many reasons why the media’s economics is broken. But a big one is that good people are not yet paying enough for good journalism.

We have a newsroom filled with talented young reporters. We also have the country’s most robust editing and fact-checking team, finest news photographers and video professionals. We are building India’s most ambitious and energetic news platform. And we aren’t even three yet.

At #KhabarLive, we invest in quality journalists. We pay them fairly and on time even in this difficult period. As you may have noticed, we do not flinch from spending whatever it takes to make sure our reporters reach where the story is. Our stellar coronavirus coverage is a good example. You can check some of it here.

This comes with a sizable cost. For us to continue bringing quality journalism, we need readers like you to pay for it. Because the advertising market is broken too.

Hence, we at #KhabarLive asking a small favour. Millions are flocking to us for open, independent, quality news every day, and readers in 180 countries around the world now support us financially.

We believe everyone deserves access to information that’s grounded in science and truth, and analysis rooted in authority and integrity. That’s why we made a different choice: to keep our reporting open for all readers, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. This means more people can be better informed, and inspired to take meaningful action.

In these perilous times, an independent, truth-seeking global news organisation like #KhabarLive is essential. We have no shareholders or billionaire owner, meaning our journalism is free from commercial and political bias – this makes us different to many others. We can investigate and report without fear or favour.

Amid the various crises of 2020, we recognise the climate crisis as the defining emergency of our lifetimes. We’re determined to uphold our reputation for producing powerful, high-impact environmental journalism that reflects the urgency of the crisis. And when it’s never been more pertinent, our independence means we can scrutinise, challenge and expose those in power on their climate policies and decisions.

A year ago we also published a climate pledge, outlining the steps we promised to take in service of the escalating emergency. And we’ve made good institutional progress since: we no longer accept advertising from fossil fuel companies, making us the first global news organisation to do so, and we’re on course to achieve net zero emissions by 2030.

If there were ever a time to join us, it is now. Your funding powers our journalism, it protects our independence, and ensures we can remain open for all. You can support us through these challenging economic times and enable real-world impact.

Every contribution, however big or small, makes a real difference for our future. Support #KhabarLive from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute.

If you think we deserve your support, do join us in this endeavour to strengthen fair, free, courageous, and questioning journalism, please click on the link below. Your support will define our journalism, and #KhabarLive’s future. It will take just a few seconds of your time. Thank you.

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