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Help Shirin start an Urdu E-newspaper
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    Aritra Das

Shirin Dalvi, once India’s only Urdu woman editor, working for popular Urdu daily Avadhnama, is now jobless, under attack from religious fundamentalist and struggling to make ends meet. Her crime? Doing her job as an editor and reporting on a story covering the Charlie Hedbo magazine in January 2015. An error of printing Charlie Hedbo’s controversial cartoon from 2006 resulted in Avadhnama distancing themselves, multiple court cases, constant harassment and trauma.

18 months later, no Urdu publication is willing to hire Shirin despite her 27 years worth of experience as an accomplished journalist. One cartoon has cost Shirin not just her career, health and individuality, but also the peace and security of her children. To regain her dignity, honor and her right to provide for her children as a single mother, Shirin now wants to start an e-paper in Urdu.

This newspaper will enable Shirin to kickstart a new phase in her life and give her the strength to continue her fight for freedom of expression. Your contribution will allow her to set up ‘Urdu News Express’ and help her get back on her feet.

No one deserves the trauma she went through for doing her job as a dedicated media person. Shirin has been fighting a lonely battle, as a journalist, as a single mother and as a woman in our male dominated media sector. 

Every single rupee contributed towards ‘Urdu News Express’ is a step forward in the right direction. Your timely support will let her know that she’s not alone in her fight. 

External References:
  1. "Je Suis Shirin Dalvi Anyone? Harassment Of Urdu Editor Proves Our Own Hypocrisy - Firstpost".  Firstpost. 


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Shirin Dalvi

A/c.No.     750101001013609
IFCS:          KKBK0KMCB10

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