Why we need your Support

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Independent Journalism & Vibrant Media Foundation is run by the non-profit Counter Media Trust.

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As a nonprofit media venture, we depend on donations from foundations, institutions, anyone who sees value in independent media, our Readers/Viewers/Visitors and philanthropically minded individuals(who, by law, must be Indian citizens) for the bulk of its revenue.

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Wedo not take money from lar ge corpor ateHouses or the government.

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Link Network has a strict code of ethics on news & views. it believes that news is sacred and not to be tampered with. Its news is often rated the most independent and truthful and its reviews are fearless and impartial.

The Link Network style guide

Link Network accepts submissions to the blogs from its readers. Submissions can be broadly under one of the subcategories of commentary – on social, economic, and political issues, book reviews of relevant books, and Long-form – where the author can delve into any issue of choice either with a series of posts or a detailed piece.

Contributors are requested to follow the Link Network style guide posted here. Compliance with the style guide will help us gr eatly in ensuring error-free posts with a consistent and meaningful style of presentation

    Commentary

Link Network invites contributions in the ‘commentary’ section on social, economic and political issues of the day. Submissions made in this category must be between 750 to 2,000 words. These submissions must be made exclusive to Link Network and they can be hosted on personal blogs only after a week of it’s publishing on Link Network.

       Book Reviws

LinkNetwork accepts book reviews of socially, economically and politically relevant books. These submissions too must be exclusive to Link Network which can be hosted on other sites after a week of its publishing on Link Network. Ideally, these reviews are expected to be less than 3,000
words

    Long form Pieces

Link Network welcomes original research output in the field of humanities, and would publish such works under the category of ‘Long form’. The author can choose to present his work either as one single article – in which case the article must not be more than 10,000 words or as a series of posts – where each post is no more than 3,000 words long.

General Guideline’s Do’s & Don’ts

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The argument should bemade clearlyand concisely.

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Articles should not be or contain rants against an individual or an organization; issues should be addressed and critiqued. Articles should refrain from ad hominems – focus on the argument, not the person!

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Check grammar and spelling before submission – an article riddled with errors is just more work for our copyeditors

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Data and quotes must be cited. No article based on unsubstantiated source material will be published. If the source is private, mentioning it should be reconsidered.

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If you can keep it short please doso!

Formatting

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To the extent possible send us plain-text drafts. Submissions in other formats like .pdf, etc. makes our job of publishing your draft slightly difficult.
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Use British spellings
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Single indent all quotationsthat are longer than 3 lines.
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While quoting from a source, identify the source in clear terms and also provide a hyperlink if the source is available online.
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All abbreviations – including the common ones must be expanded at its first occurrence.
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Images used can be in jpeg, png or gif formats. Images must not be copyright restricted.
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Provide a caption for all the tables and images used in the article.

Link Network believesin

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Free markets
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Individual freedom
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Individual enterprise
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Integrity of India
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Celebrating and promoting our cultural heritage
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Gender equality
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Secularism which does not pander
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Separation of religion from politics
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Opportunityfor everyIndian to achievehis/her potential
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Democr acy.
A Reduced Role of the State in General, but a more Effective role in it’s focus areas:
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Defence
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Internal security
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Investing in the national interest
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Foreign policy
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Physical and social infrastructure.
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Justice system
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Facilitating business

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