Factly, a data journalism and a public Information portal in India, has launched a weekly show on government rules and policy, called 'DECODE'. DECODE is about simplifying complex issues related to government policy, government rules and many other issues related to government, that are useful to the common man. Factly is one of the 87 recipients across the globe of the Google News Initiative (GNI) YouTube Innovation Funding and works on accessing, understanding and using high-value government records at the centre, state and local body levels.
The show ‘Decode’ primarily explains the processes and policies of the government. With this show, Factly aims to target the younger audience in India and give them a perspective about the current situation in the country. All the little things that we take for granted and pass our notice, Decode aims to bring all the little things that we take for granted, as well as the things that we don’t notice, to the notice of the audience.
The show will run in seasons and with the 2019 Lok Sabha elections are just around the corner, the first season talks about the elections – what elections are, the voting process, the political parties and their manifestoes, women’s participation in elections, and much more. Currently, the show is being produced in Hindi and English. The first episode of the season has been published.
In the first episode of Decode, viewers can find answers to what happened in Independent India’s first ever election, how have elections progressed, what the Election Commission of India did right, where are we now and where are we headed.
For more information, go through the narrative report of the first ever general election in the country (https://eci.gov.in/files/file/7448-first-general-elections-in-india-vol-i-1951-1952/)
For more in-depth information on elections & election-related issues, visit this page.