Maktoob is a media initiative based Delhi, in India. It was founded in the southern state Kerala, in March, 2014, aiming at democratization of news beyond borders and deep in to the nerves of society. Maktoob publishes news and features in English and the regional language, Malayalam.
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 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.
Aslah Kayyalakkath, Founder Editor
Aslah is the 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. He has pursued MA.History from Nalanda University, Bihar and Diploma in Turkish Language from Universıty of Anadolu, Turkey. Aslah has got journalism training from Al Jazeera English for three months. Contact him in his email ids [email protected] , [email protected]
Naseel Voici, Founder Editor
Naseel, Founder Editor of Maktoob managed the editorial activitiesof Maktoobuntil April 2015 and took a leave from the position, as he joined Malayala Manoramafor further career exploration and learning. He started his 9+year career in the media industry in 2011 as a freelance journalist. Postgraduate in Mass Communication, with an undergraduate degree in Sociology and English literature, he is an avid traveller and has published various articles in leading dailies and also a book titled PhirMilenge’. Currently, he works in United Arab Emirates, as Media Relations officer. Along with his work, he acts as the consulting editor and monitors the technical and overall editorial activities.
Shaheen Abdulla, Creative Editor
Shaheen Abdulla is the Creative Editor of Maktoob Media. Shaheen , young and vibrant student of journalism is a multimedia journalist based in New Delhi. Shaheen has directed a documentary on NRC issue in Assam , ‘In a state of doubt’ and the documentary received wide comments and discussion across India. Shaheen also studies convergent journalism in Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Shakeeb KPA, Photojournalist
Shakeeb KPA is a most trusted multimedia journalist. He has worked for several projects including Tamasha, a Malayalam movie and Furqan Reality Show in MediaOne TV, and is currently a student of P.G. Diploma in Still Photography & Visual Communication in Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He coordinates the production and designing activities including video shooting, editing and making posters and info graphics.
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