The Indian Express Group Sunday launched its latest language venture, ieGujarati.com, coinciding with the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. This is the fourth regional language website of the Express group, coming after Malayalam, Tamil and Bangla launched over the past few years.
ieGujarati.com will focus on bringing Indian Express’s trademark journalism to the state with a focus on its unique brand of investigative and explanatory journalism. The website will feature regular columns and unique series that cater to the needs of the readers in Gujarat while offering them a flavour of changing media formats from across the world.
In a message, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel said it is necessary that digital data base and deep analysis strengthen the acceptance and faith in news. Expressing his happiness at The Indian Express launching a web portal in Gujarati, the CM hoped it will present the progressive state of Gujarat in a fair and positive manner.
“At every moment, prevalence and consumption of information puts media’s influence and credibility to the test. It is imperative that digital database and in-depth assessment makes the medium strong while keeping the elements of truth, consistency and acceptability of news in the background.
I am happy to know that the English newspaper The Indian Express, which is being read for years, is starting a web portal in Gujarati language. I welcome the launch of the portal with good wishes that it will be effective in presenting various dimensions of progressive Gujarat in clear, impartial and positive way,” CM Patel said.
“The Indian Express has a long relationship with Gujarat and the Gujarati language. The Financial Express was the first business daily to launch a Gujarati edition in 1991 and continues to publish from across the state. The Indian Express has popular editions in both Vadodara and Ahmedabad,” said Anant Goenka, Executive Director of the Express Group.
“We are launching ieGujarati.com to bring our founder Ramnath Goenka’s signature style of fearless journalism to the state in its own language, published directly from Ahmedabad from a newsroom committed to fairness and accuracy. We are excited about this new journey, which is another effort by the Express Group to serve the specific news requirements of Gujarat and the country,” Goenka added.
With a unique legacy of over 90 years marked by journalism of courage without fear or favour, The Indian Express Group is also one of the largest online news entities with over 200 million online readers globally.