Who are we? – About Us

Abhivyakti Media for Development is an innovative media organization, founded by young media activists imbued with the ideals of social transformation and development. Established in 1987, Abhivyakti has been instrumental in connecting with civil society organisations, community-based grassroots groups, social movements, and social activists, and capacitating them to use communication and media effectively for social action.

Abhivyakti has been championing the cause of marginalized and grassroots groups for more than two decades. We have been trying to strengthen the voices of the voiceless through diverse media like video, photography, audio, publications, and now community radio. We believe these voices have a right to be brought into the public sphere and be heard. Their stories are important for our democracy, to make it vibrant and inclusive.

Abhivyakti has always been in the forefront to capture their stories in various hues, colours and forms. We have discovered enormous strength and resilience in the struggles of the people: their different ways of living, beliefs and practices. Their intrinsic knowledge coming from their lived experiences is an important source for us to understand our rich heritage and tradition and devise ways to integrate it into our socio-political discourses on development and democracy.