Criminal Justice Fellowship Programme

Ambedkar Bhagat Singh National Media Fellowship: Induction

Date and time: Feb. 6, 2017 8:00AM - Feb. 10, 2017 7:00PM


Glimpses of sessions organised during the induction:

 About Ambedkar BhagatSingh (AB) National Media Fellowship for University Students 

Eight fellowship, each amounts to Rs 30,000 for ten months

The Sabha is an adless periodical which tries to reflect university student point of view,
through digital and print medium. The editor of the sabha is presently supported by
Criminal Justice Fellowship programme, a field action project of TISS, Mumbai at
centre for criminology and justice.

Journalism in India has freedom movement embedded in it. It was the tool used by many revolutionaries to express their dissent during the freedom struggle. We often forget the role of Bhagat Singh and Dr. B.R Ambedkar in their important intervention in print media, when they started writing not only for few but masses. To question authorities and communicate to masses they chose not only gathering/sabhas but newspaper as a medium too. While talking with depressed class, they also communicated in the language of oppressors.

At this juncture when revenue model of journalism is entirely dependent on advertisement and we see even the government selling the products on front page of newspapers, we are trying to focus on narratives which does not look human as a sole consumer, whose ultimate purpose of life is to swallow, but as thinking being who can also produce and live without causing destruction, not by competing but through collaborating.

We are listening, reading and watching to views of activists and experts from certain capital dominated region in various media platforms. Through opinion of students from various region, we want to include the diverse young thoughts.This fellowship also wants to engage students who are already thinking and writing about socio-political issues and offer them minimum support available with us.

To support university students financially and at the same time provide a platform to express
their opinion on every day politics which has impact from local to global level.

Positions : One Fellow from each region
Odisha | North – J&K, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Delhi | Central – M.P, U.P, Chattisgarh | East- Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal | North-East- Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland | West- Rajasthan, Gujrat, Haryana | South-Central: Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Goa | South- Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Andhra Pradesh


Basic English and Hindi is required. High proficiency is not needed.
Enrolled in University. (Mphil/Phd. students will be preferred or M.A with experience.)
Need to be involved for few hours everyday and weekends, as required.

Roles & Responsibility
To take atleast one issue from each state in the region and write an opinion based on views of students, farmers and workers. (Atleast four per month)
Connect with Student council/unions in the universities and colleges.
Coordinate with interns from the region.
Newsreading per week. Short Videos of 3-5 min.
Connect with labour unions and farmer's collective in the region.
Distribute atleast 50 newsprint per month in the universities (nearby to libraries and students.)
Build possible collectives with workers, farmers and students.
Handle social media of TheSabha
Attend events like protests,lectures and seminars held nearby.

Fellowship Disbursement
Fix Rs 3000 per month.
Phone bills and Travel charge as required, will be reimbursed.
Earning through circulation of periodical, which can vary from Rs500 to Rs2500 per month. (depends on individual effort)

Tentative duration of fellowship 1st Feb to 30th Nov 2017.
Apply by 25th Jan 2017 by filling the form. And send your CV to .
Shortlisted candidates will be informed by for phone interview during the process.
Final result- 27th Jan 2017.