The Other Media was established in 1992 as a Center for supporting people’s organisations and movements.
This included providing campaigns, advocacy, communications, research, training and scientific support to and mobilising solidarity for community struggles against injustice. TOM also strives to bring together civil society groups on to common platforms on the basis of shared concerns for human rights, peace and justice including environmental justice.
We help expand democratic spaces so that communities can themselves articulate their demands for rights and justice. We help amplify their demands through joint campaigns in public and judicial fora, and use conventional and social media to support on the ground struggles.
The history of TOM – a brief overview
From the time of its inception, The Other Media has focused on a spectrum of social and environmental justice issues in India. The rights of indigenous peoples, the indentity-based aspirations of communities in the Northeast and Kashmir, refugee crisis involving Burmese escaping Myanmar’s military junta, gender justice and religious freedom. Over time, The Other Media also served as a centre of New Delhi-based support for initiatives like the Pakistan India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy, the National Fishworkers’ Forum and the Campaign for Justice in Bhopal.:
The Other Media works with and for communities whose rights and lives are violated by:
- Social, political, ethnic and religious prejudices
- Mindless ‘development’ projects that harm communities and robs them of their livelihood, environment and culture.
- Industrial hazards and neglect, and the consequences of environmental deterioration
- Conflict, violence, war and militarization
Our current campaigns include: