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This site, CounterView.In, offers Rajiv Shah's articles and blogs appearing in Counterview, a voluntary news blog carrying articles, news stories, features and blogs from alternative sources, edited by Rajiv Shah. It also carries his blogs published in the online edition of the Times of India between 2011 and 2018.
The term “alternative media” is in vogue worldwide for providing information from non-conventional sources, in contrast to the "mainstream" media, which is, more often than not, a commercial venture. 
An international trend, alternative media is unique in form, content and audience relations. One of its principal features is, it sources information from alternative, often contrasting quarters. In Counterview, an attempt has been made to do this with the active support of all those who feel that official information cannot be synonymous to authenticity.
Begun in February 2013, news and views published in Counterview, as far as possible, are based on information obtained from alternative sources, which may or may not be available in public domain, allowing readers to make independent conclusions. The aim, certainly, is not to tell the reader what and how to think, but to reflect the alternative world.
A closer look at the word "counterview" reveals something interesting -- it doesn't just mean "an opposite point of view", but also "a position in which two dissimilar things illustrate each other by opposition; contrast" (click HERE). In this sense, "counterview" would connote reflecting news and views from alternative (even contrasting) sources.
A voluntary initiative, Counterview is not supported by any organization. It is inspired by the view expressed by litterateur George Orwell, who said, "Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations."
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Top US think tank wants WhatsApp, social media cos to oppose Modi 'repression'

By Rajiv Shah
The top United States think tank, Freedom House, based in Washington DC, has sought a series of measures, including from top social media companies like WhatsApp, against the Modi government as retaliation against the alleged crackdown in the country’s only Muslim-majority state Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and the “discriminatory” citizenship amendment law, which has sparked nationwide protests, which are sought to be suppressed by Modi administration.

Delhi riots: Saffron report admits cop failure, blames 'Left-jehadi' guerrilla tactics

By Rajiv Shah
A new “fact-finding” report, taking a line similar to that of Union home minister Amit Shah, who has termed Delhi riots “pre-planned” and “part of a conspiracy”, has admitted that “the police and law enforcement agencies were on a back-foot” during the riots which have claimed more than 50 lives, rendering hundreds injured and thousands homeless.

Decisively counter Supreme Court tribal eviction order: Oxfam tells GoI, state govts

By Rajiv Shah
In a major effort to counter the narrative created by the Supreme Court order dated February 13, 2019 which had stated that the tribal claimants whose forest land claims under the Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006 “have been rejected and have attained finality should be evicted”, a top international NGO has compiled 14 case studies to point out that forest dwellers, in fact, see FRA “as a means to regain control over their forests”, and the apex court must recognize this.