In www.counterview.net, an attempt has been made to do this with the active support of all those who feel that official information cannot be synonymous to authenticity. Sources of news site are, as far as possible, alternative, often contrasting, and not necessarily those on which the mainstream media heavily relies upon – the ruling establishment, economic or administrative. Many may feel this is a bias of a different kind, yet, without any grudge, www.counterview.net is guided by a different set of framework.
Begun in February 2013, www.counterview.net does not seek to interpret; rather, it presents facts obtained from authentic, alternative sources, available in public domain, allowing readers to make independent conclusions. It does not tell the reader what and how to think; instead, it provides news from sources in public domain.
A closer look at the word "counterview" reveals something interesting -- it doesn't just mean "an opposite point of view", but also "a position in which two dissimilar things illustrate each other by opposition; contrast" (click HERE). In this sense, "counterview" would connote reflecting news and views from alternative (even irreconcilable) sources.
A wholly voluntary effort, www.counterview.net is not supported by any organization. It is inspired by the view expressed by litterateur George Orwell, who said, "Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations." A more recent definition of journalism has been by Andrew Gelman, professor of statistics and political science at the Columbia University. His take is...
"Journalism: Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.
Public relations: Serve the client (who is likely to be comfortable)."
Edited by RAJIV SHAH, firstname.lastname@example.org