"Abhivyakti means Expression. `Abhivyakti Samarthan` means `In Support of Right to Expression`. It is a trade union of rural journalists in Maharashtra. As mentioned under Human Rights section of the website, Samarthan is felicitating rural journalists for their courage and consistency in raising human rights issues with `Samarthan Human Rights Awards`. Samarthan came in touch with hundreds of journalists all over the state through this award programme. Gradually it was realized that these journalists were great source of insight and information on grass roots issues as well as a channel for dissemination of information. Various workshops and events organised by Samarthan gave these journalists opportunity to know each other, share views and information. These interactions developed into a network.
Recently this informal network was registered as a trade union of journalists, with objective to nurture human rights, first of its kind, different and yet friends with various other associations of journalists.
Mr. Jayant Dhulap, Senior Journalist of Daily Loksatta, based in Alibag, Raigad is the President of Abhivyakti Samarthan. Mr. Nitin Patil, Senior Journalist of Daily Punyanagari is the Secretary General of the organisation.