“We wanted to prove that women can run a news website independently, that’s why we thought to start a website which will be dominated by an all-women team at the core,” says Fatima.
By Raqib Hameed Naik
New Delhi: In July 2016, three friends in their 20s had a get-together, where an idea to start a website focusing on youth was conceived. The three girls-Anida Saifi, Isha Fatima and Farah Hussain-who were working as journalists were determined to turn the idea into a tangible reality. The team of three spent their next four months researching and deciding as to how the website should look like after consulting their friends and well-wishers, who were also journalists.
The result of their efforts was a bilingual website called ‘Yuva Adda’, which will cover stories from colleges across universities all over India. It has been designed as a platform for the youth to express. “Youth have always remained under-reported when it comes to media. The mainstream media is all occupied with general news and there is no such youth website which particularly focuses on campus news. So, we decided to
come up with this website,” Anida Saifi, 22 one of the co-founder of website told TwoCircles.net. Isha Fatima, 24 who is also a co-founder of the website feels that running a news website has always been considered as a male-dominated affair. “We wanted to prove that women can run a news website independently, that’s why we thought to start a website which will be dominated by an all-women team at the core,” Fatima said. The website was launched on December 18, 2016, with all three, managing the website on a part-time basis, apart from their full-time jobs. “We don’t have an office as yet and we are managing it from our homes,” says Anida.
(Extracted from twocircles.net)