To create a more empathetic world where all humans are treated as equals with inalienable rights.
To tell news as stories that break barriers;
To tell those stories truthfully and honestly and from a humanitarian perspective;
To put people’s wellbeing at the center of public discourse;
To collaborate with other stakeholders; and
To ensure that our work has a positive effect on the global or local environment, community, society or economy.
Storytelling: We believe in the power of stories to generate empathy and fight prejudices.
Empathy: We believe that empathy is the motivation behind and the goal of narrative journalism.
Independence: We believe that journalism must be done in a fiercely independent manner – without any kind of external control or influence on our editorial policy.
Universal Values: We believe that journalistic judgment is an indispensable part of our work, and that judgment must only be based on universal values – such as equal dignity, inclusion and individual freedoms.
Excellence: We believe that our work should set a benchmark for the media industry.
Integrity: We believe in doing the right thing at any cost.
Diversity: We believe that our workforce must reflect the diversity that we see in the world we cover.
Newsreel Asia is a one-of-its-kind OTT news platform that does storytelling in the form of docuseries, podcasts and long-form audio and video stories with a focus on generating empathy. We passionately cover a wide spectrum of issues from society and governance to democracy and economy while following a proactive and fiercely independent editorial policy.
We keep our ears to the ground to discover what common people’s needs are. We remain focused on those needs irrespective of what politicians, political parties and high officials are doing or saying to distract people’s attention away from issues that concern their wellbeing.
We take all our editorial decisions without fear or favour and without any ideological influence. However, we believe that journalism cannot be practised without some values guiding it. Therefore, we make journalistic judgments based on universal values and humanitarian considerations.
True to our tagline, “News is best told in stories,” we believe that narrative journalism generates empathetic and conscientious responses to local, national, regional and global affairs.
Affirming our independence from any influence, we launched Newsreel Asia on the World Press Freedom Day, May 3, 2021.
Newsreel Asia belongs to Newsflicks Studio (OPC) Private Limited. Though registered as a private limited company, we function as a social enterprise whereby we use the entrepreneurial skills of the private sector for the wellbeing of people through a journalism that is based on the values of public service.