“Abhivyakti means Expression. `AbhivyaktiSamarthan` 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.