About Us

Seeking to provide news in 10-20 lines about emerging events, cutting back on what to many may seem be long, perhaps inconsequential ramblings, CounterView seeks to follow the new trend which wants to journalists to cut the fat – and keep stories to around 300 words, even less. Why? Just in order to satisfy those readers who may possibly get “turned off” by long stories.
This blog mainly reflects news in brief from sources which are broadly "
subaltern", a term coined by eminent Italian anti-fascist politician, theoretician and neo-Marxist philosopher Antonio Gramsci, who was in Mussolini’s jail from 1926 to 1935. The term “subaltern” has ever since come to mean “history told from below”, seeking to focus on populations which are socially, politically, and geographically, outside of the hegemonic power structure. 
Recognizing that news of subaltern sections is a neglected feature of the media today, CounterView
aiming to fill this gap in a small little way. This way it differes from the so-called mainstream news, which reflects the established power structures.
Not supported by any organization, CounterView is a voluntary initiative, inspired by top litterateur George Orwell, who said, "Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations."
Kindly enrich the effort by contacting us.
Our email id: counterview.in@gmail.com
Edited by RAJIV SHAH



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Mahul pipeline affected residents to gherao MLAs, seek implementation of HC order

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Three months after they were "illegally" detained, two of three UP forest rights activists released

Sagar Rabari resigns as secretary, Khedut Samaj, Gujarat; says he wants to remain strictly apolitical

Murder of Amreli Dalit youth: Action sought to arrest 3 accused, who are at large

Odisha civil society condemns custodial "torture" of forest rights activist