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Youth Ki Awaaz (
Web address
Commercial? Yes
Type of site
Blog Opinion Analysis News
Available in English
Owner Anshul Tewari
Current status Active or Youth Ki Awaaz is an Indian English-language, youth run news and views blog founded in 2008 with focus on Politics, Society, Environment and more issues. An emerging online news and views platform,[1] and a pioneer in collaborative journalism, also runs an online journalism internship program.[2] It has emerged as one of India's most read youth opinion websites.[3] Youth Ki Awaaz also positions itself as a campaigning platform for NGOs and social good organizations to run strategic youth engagement campaigns.


The platform was started by media entrepreneur Anshul Tewari in 2008 as a private community blog.[3][4] One of the core initial issues that the platform targets is breaking the stereotypes related to young people being apathetic towards issues.[5]

The main motive of the platform is to engage young people in ethical journalism and opinion sharing, and provide a hub for free expression of youth voices - combining journalism with technology.[6] The platform also hosts various strategic digital campaigns on social issues.


The platform runs a widely popular "work-from-home internship program" with the aim of training young people on the right skills to express themselves on crucial issues in the right way, and also develop professional communication skills in the process. The program has been widely covered by the mainline media and continues to be one of the USP of the platform.[7][8][9]

In 2012, Youth Ki Awaaz launched a unique campaigning platform for non-profits and high impact organizations to run strategic campaigns that engage a vast number of young people in specific causes and issues through social-media advocacy, and gets them to act to drive on-ground local impact.[10][11]

Youth Ki Awaaz also runs local level programs and workshops on how Information and communication technology can solve the problem of lack of freedom of expression around the world.

Network and contributors[edit]

Youth Ki Awaaz has been written by over 25,000 people from around the world, and currently boasts of over 2,000 active writers and 40 interns. Its writers are present in many of the top colleges and universities from around the world and are in the age group 18 to 28.

Youth Ki Awaaz is read by over 1.5 million people every month. Much of the audience to the website is between the age group 18-28 and is ranked among top 2000 websites in India [12]

Awards and recognition[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1] Retrieved on 2009-11-19
  2. ^ [2] Retrieved on 2011-01-31
  3. ^ a b [3] derStandard Retrieved on 2011-10-22
  4. ^ [4] Retrieved on 2011-01-31
  5. ^ [5] SPAN Magazine Retrieved on 2012-07-23
  6. ^ [6] Retrieved on 2009-12-13
  7. ^ Hindustan Times Retrieved on 2012-07-23
  8. ^ Times of India. Express Yourself Retrieved on 2012-07-23
  9. ^ Work-From-Home Internship (2008-03-31). "Work-from-home internship". Youth Ki Awaaz. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  10. ^ Of chai, change and winning ideas Retrieved on 2013-03-04
  11. ^ [7] Retrieved on 2013-04-29
  12. ^ Alexa Internet Retrieved on 2014-11-2
  13. ^ World Summit Youth Award Retrieved on 2011-01-25
  14. ^ Announcement for the recipients of “Champions of Social Transformation” awards Retrieved on 2011-11-23
  15. ^ ITU Telecom World 2012 Young Innovators Competition Winners Retrieved on 2013-03-04
  16. ^ Youth Ki Awaaz- Anshul Tewari Retrieved on 2013-03-04
  17. ^ [8] Retrieved on 2013-11-17
  18. ^ Manthan Award for e-news and journalism Retrieved on 2014-04-07
  19. ^ Manthan Award for Social Media and Empowerment Retrieved on 2014-04-07