The Vox Kashmir

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The Vox Kashmir
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Categories social, art and political
Frequency Monthly and daily
First issue April 2010
Country India
Language English
Website http://thevoxkashmir.com

The Vox Kashmir is an online e-zine run independently from Jammu and Kashmir.[1] The Vox Kashmir was founded in 2010. It features stories on art, culture, conflict, poetry, interviews, short fiction, society and life. Run as a proper organization, The Vox Kashmir is a widely acclaimed e-zine - a first of its kind from Jammu and Kashmir,India. It also has a section called "Daily" in which daily pieces are published.

Mirza Waheed, author of The Collaborator - a critically acclaimed novel based on Kashmir - said about The Vox Kashmir,[2] "There is this massive uprising against Indian rule in Kashmir, and lots of people, mostly young people, are killed on the streets of Kashmir. And, at the same time there were huge curbs on media in Kashmir. Newspapers don't go to press, local TV channels are taken off. There's a ban on text messaging, even journalists who go to report are beaten up on the streets. So in that environment and space a fascinating thing happens, all these young people, without a formal structure converge, and there's this almost near explosion of new media activity in 2010."

Background[edit]

The Vox Kashmir started a blog in early 2009. For one complete year The Vox Kashmir was run as a blog and then in 2010 it was converted into a full-fledged website - an e-zine, covering global events also.[3]

Mission[edit]

Created with the motto, "Voice of Voiceless", The Vox Kashmir mission is the global reach of the internet that plays a part in them turning to the web for highlighting conflict stories, mostly from Kashmir.[3] It gives a scope for peoples writings.

The magazine welcomes submissions from anyone. Students, writers, poets, photographers, artists and journalists are submitting their work to The Vox Kashmir.

Accolades[edit]

"....Sheikh Saaliq says online media is the main media source in today’s world. He believes repeatedly reporting on Kashmiri suffering to Kashmiris does not make much sense now, and that it is time to highlight these issues on a wider platform so it reaches the larger global community. He considers Internet to be the best medium for this."[3] - The Kashmir Life

".... The Vox Kashmir, is an e-magazine on art, culture and life from Kashmir"[1] - Tehelka

".... There is this massive uprising against Indian rule in Kashmir, and lots of people, mostly young people, are killed on the streets of Kashmir. And, at the same time there were huge curbs on media in Kashmir. Newspapers don't go to press, local TV channels are taken off. There's a ban on text messaging, even journalists who go to report are beaten up on the streets. So in that environment and space a fascinating thing happens, all these young people, without a formal structure converge, and there's this almost near explosion of new media activity in 2010"[2] - Mirza Waheed, the author of The Collaborator.

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