Journalism plays a very important role in democratic societies. It sheds light on what someone wants to keep in the dark and challenges postulates from those given or seeking power. It also informs the citizens about whether the management of our common resources is good or bad, or to put it precisely: to empower the informed. Every country needs journalists who give their unbiased opinion on the matters going on in their country. They should be truthful and honest to the public. Abhishek Ranjan, a freelance journalist from Muzaffarpur, Bihar, is doing the same. After finishing his post-graduation from Makhan Lal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek is currently working as a journalist for various digital media companies and websites.
Apart from being a journalist, Abhishek is also a social worker. Known as the voice of Garib Gurba, Abhishek is helping the poor and needy who need government support and is working towards providing them with the same. He is also a part of a non-governmental organization called Journalist for Social Reform. This NGO provides free education to more than 100 deprived children in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. They give them the facility of free smart classes and stationery items.
Being a journalist, Abhishek is a freedom of speech activist who wants to make the government’s work more transparent to the public eyes. He usually writes about social problems and helps the poor through his pen. Abhishek believes that journalism is a weapon against corruption and social evils. He says that a free press plays a vital role in democratic societies, enabling the open exchange of information and opinions among ordinary citizens, businesses, citizen associations, political parties, and governments. For him, honest journalism is a mission to make India better. He is against the spreading of fake news and only wants to put forward factual news to the public.