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Story Tellers 

We are a group of storytellers with a purpose. We tell good and great stories of people, which make journalism different, and more valuable than any other content in the media universe.

We know that treatment trumps the topic.  We understand that the best story is a well-told tale about something the reader feels is relevant or significant. They are the stories, which are more complete and more comprehensive. They contain more verified information from more sources with more viewpoints and expertise. They exhibit more enterprise, more reportorial effort.

Yes, that’s the reportorial effort we are putting in, in our platforms for you to read, listen and engage.

The Team

Anil Kurichimuttom

India Editor

anil@thenewjournal.net

Anil Kurichimuttom is an independent journalist with 15 years of experience in telling stories both in India and the Middle East.

He has contributed great stories for different print, visual, and radio platforms. He started his career by reporting stories for Deepika, the first Malayalam news Daily in Kerala. Between 2013 and 2021, he contributed stories for Asianet News from Saudi Arabia. He did stories on migrants and migrant workers, of which many had had a positive impact. He has won several accolades for his fearless journalism.

Bino Puthenpurackal

Gulf Editor

bino@thenewjournal.net

Bino Puthenpurackal is an Indian filmmaker and television producer who is an avid news enthusiast, currently working in Oman. He considers it his moral responsibility to report and deliver news of strong and good content ethically. His myriad life experiences have fuelled this passion of his.

Bino has served with the Kerala police force and has the experience of working as a Sales and Marketing Head and commercial promoter in his early phases of life. Later on, after serving 11 years as the Executive Director of Events, Media and Television program in Melody Music Center, Muscat, he followed his true passion of being a journalist and started working with the leading news channel Asianet to become a full-time associate with the news channel.

Bino has produced almost 250 video episodes and reported daily news to the Gulf News bulletin. His exclusive stories from Oman were broadcasted in their weekly program- Gulf round-up. His association with leading news channels did not end there. He later worked with the ZEE television network and the Mathrubhumi news channel to report and deliver quality and trustworthy news content.

Rejimon Kuttappan

Special Correspondent

reji@thenewjournal.net

Rejimon Kuttappan is an independent journalist currently based in India with more than a decade-long experience in reporting workers' stories in the Arab Gulf and India.

In 2016 fall, he exposed the human trafficking of Asian domestic workers in Oman while being a chief reporter in an English daily, and was deported by the Arab government for telling that story.

Returning to India, he writes for Reuters, The Hindu, Times of India, The Caravan, Middle East Eye, Equal Times, Migrant Rights.Org, Wire, and many other global and regional publications.

He has done two fellowships with International Labour Organisation on labour migration and human trafficking. He also has done one fellowship with Reuters on forced labour and National Foundation for India on migration.

In addition to being a journalist, he is also a migrant rights researcher and consultant for various global organizations, mainly ILO and ITUC. He has authored an anthology titled Rowing Between Rooftops published by Speaking Tiger in English. The same was published by Manorama Books in Malayalam under the title Salute.

His upcoming book on undocumented migrants is slated to be published by Penguin India in 2021 fall.

Mini Mohan TS

Special Projects Editor


Mini Mohan is a workers' rights researcher and activist based in Kerala. She has worked in several UN, BWINT, and ILO projects on children, women, human rights, migrant rights, and workers' rights in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. She has also worked as a policy researcher for Common Wealth Games and Tsunami rehabilitation projects. She has produced a documentary on India's first women Masjid, and her several documentaries have won applause at state and national level contests. She is an advisor of Women in Cinema Collective and holds two MAs in Sociology and Psychology.

Premjith Natesan

Video Editor


In the past, Premjith Natesan has worked with Doordarshan Kendra. In a short period, he has edited several commercials, documentaries, and music albums. In 2016, he was the Associate Director and Editor of the short film directed by Jeeva KJ.

In 2018, he also worked as an associate director for the film Richter Scale 7.6.

Satheeshan Karicheri

Photo Editor


Satheeshan is a visual journalist with more than 15 years of experience in leading media houses in India. He has worked in New Delhi, Mumbai, and other big cities in India.

In 2005, he joined Tehelka magazine as a staff photographer for covering political and human interest assignments. In Tehelka, he worked under Sarad Saxena, Sankarshan Takur, Amit Sen Gupta, Harinder Baweja, Shoma Choudary, Vijay Simha, Harthosh Singh Pal, and others. During 2007, he shifted his base to Mumbai and continued work for Tehelka. Later on, he had joined the DNA newspaper under eminent photo editor Sherwin Castro. In 2008, he worked with a business magazine from the ABP group.

And in 2011, he joined The Times of India in Thiruvananthapuram as a Chief Photographer for the TOI’s Entertainment team.

Shelly J Morais

Documentary Film Maker


Born in Kerala, Shelly did his Masters in Visual Communication from Loyola College, Chennai. He has been working on his debut Documentary film ‘INVISIBLE BANKS’ ( DHAKA DOC LAB-2018 & GOODPITCH ) about the saga of Rohingya refugees since 2017, As a documentary filmmaker who works on Refugees subjects, he closely associates with several refugee rights activists and organizations since 2017.

Shelly has worked with News media Redfish and The Lede as a freelance producer and content creator. He has worked with several Indie feature films as co-director (My Son is Gay ) and as an Executive producer ( B&W, UNFAITHFUL ).

He has worked with renowned documentary filmmaker Sturla Gunnarsson, 2018th Pulitzer Prizewinner Jake Halpern, Advt films with Prakash Varmma (Nirvana Films), and several national Advt films as script supervisor and associate director.

Shelly coordinated the 24th International Film Festival of Kerala’s (IFFK) Film Market session and the 25th IFFK’s virtual sessions. As an arts manager, he has been working with a collective TRIVI ART CONCERNS since 2009 and with IFFK & IDSFFK since 2009 and for several prestigious literature festivals like HEY Festival, Krithi Books & Literature Festival, Theater festivals like ITFOK & PRD, and also in Kochi-Muziris Biennale.

Naushad Vallana

Corporate Business Head


Naushad is a successful Indian businessman running ventures in India, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE for the last two decades. His positive attitude with proven leadership skills and the ability to develop successful team environments is helping The New Journal to look after its growth on the financial front.

He is a philanthropist and well-respected person among the Indian and Arab communities in Gulf.

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