New Spotlight has reached 10. At a time when the mainstream mass media, on the whole, represent government and corporate interests with profit motive, it is very difficult for us to survive as an alternative media. Ours is a non-commercial project that advocates the interests of those excluded from the mainstream, like the poor, political and ethnic minorities, labor groups, feminists, and identities of minorities. These are the issues the mainstream media have often ignored or overlooked. The opposite viewpoints often ignored in the mainstream.
In the past decade, we have seen many ups and downs in political, economic and social spheres. However, the coverage has mostly remained one sided. We do have almost two and half decades of experience in this sector. For the last one decade, however, we have been a magazine with alternative views on development, environment, economy and political issues. We are committed to our cause of bringing alternative views through professional and objective magazine journalism. Thanks to some individual friends, we are surviving while competing with the mainstream media run by corporate houses and political parties. We have not discarded anyone's views and the opinions on the basis of political ideology. We have been championing the agenda of development and the role of civil society organizations in the changing contexts. Although we are coming out regularly in support of the voices of civil society organizations, INGOs and NGOs, it is unfortunate that they have shown neither admiration nor condemnation for our work that defended their voice. But we don’t care much. I want to assure all our readers and patrons that New Spotlight will continues in its mission to pursue independent and objective journalism with alternative perspectives.