The peaceful army that keeps news unafraid and independent.

You know the stories and issues that either get buried or are ignored by mainstream media? They need more courage, conviction and perseverance to be reported. They also demand resources and time. With your support for the NL Sena, we hope to be able to do these stories justice.

Contribute to a story that needs to be told because independent news models can only survive if you, the reader, work with us, the reporters. Join NL Sena. Let's fight the good fight. Click here to learn more.


Active Projects

NL Sena: Who Owns Your Media

Media ownership is a tricky subject. It requires intense research, poring through a host of financial documents and fact-checking. Contribute to the project so that we can tell you: Who Owns Your Media? It impacts your life, big time.

Gifts & Benefits

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  • Credit as a patron in the story
  • 'I pay to keep news free' mug
  • One-month Liberator subscription
  • Personalised NL Sena's Bishop badge (virtual) and Facebook cover picture
  • Shout-out on Newslaundry's social media accounts
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Project Image
  • Credit as a patron in the story
  • 'I pay to keep news free' mug
  • Six-month Liberator subscription
  • Personalised NL Sena's Bishop badge (virtual) and Facebook cover picture
  • Shout-out on Newslaundry's social media accounts
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  • Credit as a patron in the story
  • 'I pay to keep news free' mug and a set of coasters
  • Six-month Liberator subscription
  • Personalised NL Sena's Knight badge (virtual) and Facebook cover picture
  • Shout-out on Newslaundry's social media accounts
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  • Credit as a patron in the story
  • 'I pay to keep news free mug, a set of coasters and one Hafta notepad
  • Six-month Liberator subscription
  • Personalised NL Sena's Castle badge (virtual) and Facebook cover picture
  • Shout-out on Newslaundry's social media accounts
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  • Credit as a patron in the story
  • 'I pay to keep news free' mug, one set of coasters, one Hafta notepad, and a copy of Amar Bari, Tomar Bari, Naxalbari (an NL comic book)
  • Six-month Game Changer subscription
  • Personalised NL Sena's King/Queen badge (virtual) and Facebook cover picture
  • Shout-out on Newslaundry's social media accounts
Features
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  • Credit as a patron in the story
  • 'I pay to keep news free' mug and T-Shirt, one set of coasters, one Hafta notepad, and one Naxalbari comic book
  • Six-month Game Changer subscription
  • Personalised NL Sena's Jedi Grandmaster badge (virtual) and Facebook cover picture
  • Shout-out on Newslaundry's social media accounts

Funded Projects

General Election 2019

It is fun to have our reporters bicker and banter on our podcasts, but their ground reports hold greater value. With General Elections knocking, help us complete the target amount and power our reporters to bring you stories and insights from the ground. Spread across 15 states, the bilingual election coverage will have journalists and NL contributors bring you stories from some of the most remote parts of the country. A coverage of that scale demands time, money and resources! Support independent media and enable ground reports on issues that resonate the most with the Indian electorate.

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Cauvery Chronicles: Part 2

In June, we brought you an in-depth ground report on India’s oldest water dispute. Journalist TR Vivek travelled upstream of Cauvery to get you perspective and voices from Karnataka. But that’s just one part of the story. The rest of it is in Tamil Nadu. This time we want to travel downstream of the river to explore the other side of this bitter battle for water between two states. These reports require lots of travel, time and resources. Only your support makes them possible.

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Left Vs Right: Battleground Kerala

Who is responsible for the political violence in Kerala? The Left blames RSS, while the Right has accused goons of CPI (M). We get to the heart of this bloody confrontation. Kannur and Palakkad (in Kerala) have made headlines owing to the political violence that has dominated the districts for some time now. What makes this Left bastion one of the most politically violent districts of India? We investigate into the various forces at play that drive this bloody confrontation.

The Truth About 'Murthal Rapes'

Did the media make up reports of rapes on the Murthal Highway? Or is the state of Haryana covering up an incident of mass attacks on women commuters? We investigate. Last year, The Tribune reported on how women travellers were molested and raped on the Murthal Highway at the peak of the Jat agitation. The Punjab & Haryana High Court took cognizance of the report and ordered a Special Investigative Team to look into the incident. One year on, it hasn’t been able to identify a single victim or a perpetrator.

The Curious Case Of Reddy Brothers

Bellary mining baron Janardhan Reddy accused of laundering 100 crore in the suicide note of Ramesh Gowda, driver of KAS officer Bheema Nayak. Well known for their clout and wealth, what makes the Bellary brothers, untouchable?