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Ownership & Funding
The Dispatch, a legally registered entity, takes pride in being one of the few media platforms in India owned by a career journalist. Its founder and Editor, Zafar Choudhary, has made initial personal investment. Subsequent operations are being financed by renting the spaces on our digital properties –Website, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram –for advertisements.
Led by Zafar Choudhary as Editor, The Dispatch staff is a mix of elderly experienced journalists and young tech savvy reporters. We have a fairly descent number of regular columnists and commentators with diverse backgrounds contributing from different parts of the country.