Anshul Tewari is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of YouthKiAwaaz.com (YKA), which is one of India’s leading online platforms for young people to express themselves on issues of importance. His work experience cuts across new media and online journalism. Having started YouthKiAwaaz.com (YKA) in 2008, Anshul has experience in citizen media, new media, social media and how to mobilize and engage young people in participatory and collaborative journalism to have a larger impact on a mass audience. Born in October 1990 and educated in journalism at the University of Delhi, he started YKA while in high school, as a platform to voice his opinions. The reason for launching this platform was his discovery that the youth, at large, did not have a platform to address critical issues and get heard. Soon he took the portal public and engaged more people in sharing their views and reporting on issues that matter.
Bootstrapping and scaling up, Anshul has successfully made YouthKiAwaaz.com reach over 1000 volunteer journalists from around the world, having given voice to over 10000 young people. Along with his Editorial Board, he also conceptualized and launched the YKA Online Journalism internship program, which is arguably India’s most popular and sought after work-from-home, journalism and social change internship program, the first of its kind to be recognized by the United Nations and the International Center for New Media, getting about 1000 applications every month.
He is currently working on taking Youth Ki Awaaz to the rural youth and developing a mobile platform for opinion and views reporting via mobile phones and other tools.
Website: Youth Ki Awaaz