Your generous donations to Global Hindu Foundation – Alternate Media Development Program will support and empower member Hindu media outlets in terms of strategic expansion – vernacular (regional Indian languages), print – publications, media professional development, training etc. leading to expanded news collection, reporting & publishing of Hindu and Hinduism news on a world wide scale. For those interested in recurring payments ($1 /Day Program), please select ‘recurring option’ at check out at PayPal link at below Web Links:
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Aatmeeya Bhagini & Bandhu,
Via this communication I would like to request you to support Global Hindu Foundation (GHF) – Alternate Media Development Program.
Global Hindu Foundation (GHF) – Alternate Media Development Program supports media resources training & development with Hindu & Hinduism perspective news reporting and publishing and enable their training & development for Hindu media outlets Inc. e.g. Global Hindu News (www.globalhindunews.com) which provides syndicated Hindu news feeds to world wide news portals. GHF-AMD program is voice of Hindus worldwide. In many scenarios voices of Hindus, Hindu institutions and Hindu intellectuals goes unheard because general media apathy for Hindus and Hinduism. Your support will empower & sustain this voice.
GHF – AMD program has donors ranging from technocrats, educators, doctors and business houses etc. Donors like you make a significant contributory share towards this program success. GHF-AMD program provided quarterly e-mail updates to all donors on grants it provides to Hindu media & news development. GHF – AMD program aims to expand Tier –1 and Tier –2 Program in equated proportions. Program does have operating expenses in terms of stipend for journalists, news editors, publishers and IT Infrastructure costs, news broadcasting, Misc. etc. Global Hindu Foundation (GHF) is a Not for Profit org registered in US governed by US persons.
Hindu focused media is need of time and to sustain, preserve and protect Hindu institutions (social, religious, cultural), a relevant media is essential to report, publish and transmit news with Hindu essence and appropriate philosophical message.
Please feel free to contact me for any questions or suggestions.
The “mainstream” media exhibits, quite often subtle bias against Hindus and Hinduism, which at times becomes quite blatant and insulting. The caricatures of “holy cow”, “beggars” and “snake charmers” are too well known, and Sita’s agni pariksha is often cited by journalists as “oppression against women” in their reporting.
In the past, there have been several efforts to address this problem. These efforts included writing rejoinders, complaining and educating, but no tangible output was obtained through such efforts. At one point the ownership of the media was also questioned. But the facts tell a different story – most media (in India) is owned and operated by Hindus, yet Indian media is the source of bias against Hindus and Hinduism. Taking a cue from this erroneous point – several new media houses were established by Hindus, that later turned into anti-Hindu mouthpiece. Such subtle biased-ness is also exhibited by American & European media. Therefore, a new approach is needed to take a fresh look in this matter.
The bias against Hindus and Hinduism in the media is often reflective of the larger ideological canvas on which journalists and other media professionals have to operate. This is a larger issue that the Hindu community has to deal with. What is indeed a relevant derivative determinant to media bias is the fundamentals of training that media professionals receive during their training tenure at an academic institution. For instance, when media professionals are trained on how to cover women’s issues, they are forced to use the experience of West in their coverage.
This works for reporting in the West, but when used with Hindus and Hinduism, it falls flat on the face. When a Hin-du concept of “agni pariksha” becomes the subject of quoting for media reporting, neither the media institutions are adequately equipped to handle the subject, nor the student journalists have the background to see the issues in proper perspective. The end result comes out as Hinduism being a “religion that engages in oppression of women.”
Tier 1 (training layer) – qualified training in media personnel development. A major portion of the effort is towards providing the tools to chosen media professionals to become qualified with nuances and complexities of reporting on Hindus and Hinduism. The training layer consists of a series of teaching aids and seminars, where specific cultural and civilizational inputs are provided.
Tier 1 training program consists of educationalist, academicians, researchers, media professionals, historians. The board aims to research above said determinants via. conferences, seminars and discussions, later leverage that knowledge & skill pool to support development of training material (videos, audio, journal papers and other forms of publications etc.) for schools of journalism where such course material will be deployed for training students of journalism and media in news reporting , development and publishing with a Hindu perspective.
Tier 2 (practice layer) – establishment of small media outlets for personnel training. Media professionals are interned at specially developed media outlets where the trained media professionals can intern and establish a proper practice of Hindu reporting. The media professionals get a platform which they use to advance their careers, and also learn how to accurately report issues pertaining to Hindus and Hinduism.
TIER 2 PROGRAM SUCCESS HIGHLIGHTS
World’s leading Hindu Newspaper (online) reaches more than 100,000 subscribers worldwide via. web, social networks & Newsletters etc.
20,000 subscribers in USA (as of June 2014) & 45,000 subscribers in INDIA and 15,000 World Wide.
Supports hundreds of world wide Hindu organizations (Social, Dharmic, Spiritual etc.) news requirements via news coverage & dissipation.
Sends appropriate philosophical message to audience on Hindus, Hinduism and Sanatana Dharma.
Monthly Journalists newsletter reaches 15000 Indian Journalists, 35,000 US Journalists & 10,000 International Journalists.
April 2014 Google analytically report projects one million web hits.
Training three full time interns in Hindu perspective news reporting, development and publishing.
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