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The Citizen is a digital newspaper based in New Delhi, India. It was founded in January 2014 by Indian journalist Seema Mustafa.[1] It was first launched on online platform only and that makes it first online Newspaper in India. It is owned and operated by GSA Azadi Media Pvt Ltd.[2]

Board of advisors[edit | edit source]

The paper's board of advisors include former chairman of the Indian Atomic Energy Regulatory Board A. Gopalakrishnan, former Indian Chief of Naval Staff Laxminarayan Ramdas, journalist and civil rights activist John Dayal, professor Kamal Mitra Chenoy, senior journalist and political commentator Kuldip Nayar, noted historian Mushirul Hasan, senior journalist Pamela Philipose, journalist and author Prem Shankar Jha, journalist Shastri Ramachandaran, and journalist Sukumar Muralidharan.[1]

Columnists[edit | edit source]

The paper's columnists include journalist and author Alan Hart,[3] Palestinian activist Omar Barghouti,[4] activist Kancha Ilaiah,[5] Pakistani civilian military scientist Ayesha Siddiqa,[6] feminist activist Kamla Bhasin,[7] retired Indian army general Syed Ata Hasnain,[8] journalist Saeed Naqvi,[9] writer Javed Jabbar,[10] former chairperson of the National Commission for Minorities Wajahat Habibullah,[11] filmmaker Anand Patwardhan,[12] Middle east expert Alon Ben-Meir,[13] Journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta,[14] actor Tom Alter,[15] Politician Prakash Karat,[16] Pakistan politician and diplomat Sherry Rehman,[17] nuclear scientist and national security analyst Pervez Hoodbhoy,[18] retired Justice and former chairman, Press Council of India Markandey Katju,[19] Filipino author and politician, Walden Bello,[20] national security analyst Vappala Balachandran,[21] security studies expert Bharat Karnad,[22] British historian Deepak Tripathi,[23] amongst many others.

History[edit | edit source]

The paper was launched on 27 January 2014, with Seema Mustafa as its editor-in-chief.

The paper first came into prominence following its coverage on the rape case involving Tarun Tejpal, for which, the paper was mentioned by The Hindu,[24] Network of Women in the Media,[25] Feminists India,[26] Scroll,[27] FirstPost,[28] and NDTV.[29]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "About Us". The Citizen. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  2. "Gsa Azadi Media Private Limited". CompanyInfoz.com. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  3. "Alan Hart". The Citizen. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  4. "Omar Barghouti". The Citizen. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  5. "Kancha Ilaiah". The Citizen. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  6. "A Sharif too many". The Citizen. Retrieved 14 October 2014.[dead link]
  7. "Kamla Bhasin". The Citizen. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  8. "Syed Ata Hasnain". The Citizen. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  9. "Saeed Naqvi". The Citizen. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  10. "Javed Jabbar". The Citizen. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  11. "Wajahat Habibullah". The Citizen. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  12. "Anand Patwardhan". The Citizen. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  13. "Alon Ben-Meir". The Citizen. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  14. "Paranjoy Guha Thakurta". The Citizen. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  15. "Tom Alter". The Citizen. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  16. "Prakash Karat". The Citizen. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  17. "Sherry Rehman". The Citizen. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  18. "Pervez Hoodbhoy". The Citizen. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  19. "Markandey Katju". The Citizen. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  20. "Walden Bello". The Citizen. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  21. "Vappala Balachandran". The Citizen. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  22. "Bharat Karnad". The Citizen. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  23. "Deepak Tripathi". The Citizen. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  24. Baruah, Amit (5 April 2014). "The wrongs of writing in Tejpal case". The Hindu. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  25. "NWMI's response to Seema Mustafa's critique of our letter". Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI). 5 April 2014. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  26. "Tarun Tejpal's coterie is set to malign his sexual assault survivor, allege women journalists". FeministsIndia. 2 April 2014. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  27. Vij, Shivam (2 April 2014). "Six ways of looking at the Tarun Tejpal tapes". Scroll.in. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  28. "Outlook essay on Tehelka CCTV footage sparks Twitter war". Firstpost.com. 1 April 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  29. Ghosh, Deepshikha (3 April 2014). "Tarun Tejpal's daughter joins Twitter war over alleged rape case". NDTV. Retrieved 15 October 2014.

External links[edit | edit source]


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