Maktoob Media is a startup media initiative based in Kerala state, India. It was founded in March, 2014, aiming at democratization of news beyond borders and deep in to the nerves of society. Maktoob publishes news and features in regional language, Malayalam and English.
In the recent decades, media ownership had concentrated in the hands of few corporations and conglomerates. This has lead to a narrowing of range of voices and opinions being expressed. And here, Maktoob is trying to make a change. We believe in creating a space for relevant citizen journalism. So we stay closer to the social media updates of general public, where they report their concern, which lead to breaking news and active discussions. Environmental Issues, Caste Oppression, Political Conflicts, Cultural and Creative Discussions; Threads are endless and we believe, spreading these words does make a change.
Maktoob Media showcases continuous efforts to empower individual citizen and promote democratic ideals through the spread of accurate and humanized editorial content. We believe in supporting the downtrodden society. The Caste, Class conflicts of diverse Indian society is given utmost editorial importance and we stand against the fascist ideologies.
As a media platform, Maktoob Media is firmly committed to the secular and democratic values. Through news, views, analyses and interactivity, Maktoob provides readers with a composite unbiased picture of the world around them.
Naseel Voici, Founder Editor
Naseel served as the Editor in Chief till April 2015 and then took a leave from the position, as he joined Malayala Manorama, for further exploration and learning. He started his 5+ year career in media industry in 2011 as a freelance journalist. Graduate in Sociology and English literature, he is an avid traveller and has published a travelogue titled ‘Phir Milenge’, which paint the real life situation of Indian cities. Currently serves as a consultant editor.
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Aslah Vadakara, Founder and Editor in Charge.
Aslah is the managing editor of Maktoob Media. He has a strong base of media and student network in India and manages the daily content. Associating with freelancers and research scholars, Aslah makes sure that the fresh and innovative content get placed in the right direction. Being a social worker and post graduate student in historical studies, he supports the downtrodden and create platform for better social discussions. He is currently based in Nalanda International University, Bihar State, India. Contact him in his email email@example.com
Muhammed Sadique T , Founder Editorial Board Member
Sadique, young and vibrant student of communication, was a founding editorial member of Maktoob Media. He took care of the initial designing activities of Maktoob Media. Sadique studies Library Science in Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai, India.