Newspapers of Nagaland

Newspapers of Nagaland

Newspaper is a publication printed periodically. Newspapers play an important role in a democracy. It not only keeps them informed of various current events, but also enables citizens to exercise their freedom of expression in sharing their thoughts and voicing concerns. It can also be seen as a bridge between the government and the citizens on various aspects of governance and its polices.

“Ao Milen” is considered to be the first and oldest published newspaper from Nagaland. This makes ‘Ao Milen’ the first vernacular newspaper published in Nagaland. It was started by Ao Students Conference (AKM) in 1933 as “The Naga Messenger”. It was renamed “Ao Milen” in 1937. Nagaland Post is the most widely circulated daily English newspaper in Nagaland.

English Newspapers from Nagaland (oldest to latest)

Nagaland Post

  • Founder / Editor: Geoffrey Yaden
  • Nagaland Post started publication on 3 December, 1990
  • Based out of Dimapur, Nagaland
  • Periodicity: Daily
  • Nagaland Post is considered to be the first daily English newspaper of Nagaland.
  • Nagaland Post is also the highest circulated newspaper of Nagaland.
  • The first newspaper in Nagaland to be published in multi-colour
  • Website: www.nagalandpost.com

Nagaland Page

  • Founder / Editor: T Monalisa Changkija
  • Started publication on 29 May, 1999
  • Based out of Dimapur, Nagaland
  • Periodicity: Daily
  • Website: www.nagalandpage.com

Eastern Mirror

  • Founder / Editor: Deithono Nakhro
  • Eastern Mirror was launched in August 2002
  • Based out of Dimapur, Nagaland
  • Periodicity: Daily
  • Website: www.easternmirrornagaland.com

Morung Express

  • Founder / Editor: Akum Longchari
  • Morung Express was founded on 14 September 2005
  • Based out of Dimapur, Nagaland
  • Periodicity: Daily
  • Website: www.morungexpress.com

Nagaland Today

  • Publisher / General Manager: Yudang Ao
  • Launched: 29 August 2018
  • Based out of Dimapur, Nagaland
  • Periodicity: Daily

Vernacular (Local dialect) Newspapers from Nagaland:

Ao Milen – vernacular newspaper of Nagaland in Ao dialect

  • Language: Ao
  • Started in 1932 as a weekly.
  • Periodicity: Daily (from 2003)
  • Founded by Ao Students’ Conference (Ao Kaketshir Mungdang )- the apex student body of the Ao Tribe.
  • Based out of Mokokchung
  • Ao Milan is the oldest newspaper published from Nagaland, and thus, the first vernacular newspaper from Nagaland.
  • Ao Milen is the third oldest newspaper published in the North East
  • Ao milen is an outcome of the general conference of Ao Students’ Conference (AKM) in 1931 at Waromung village where a resolution was adopted to publish a newspaper and was named ‘The Naga Messenger’.
  • In 1937, the paper was renamed ‘Ao Milen’.
  • It was only from September 2006 that Ao Milen started publication daily.
  • Late. Sosangmeren is the better known editor of Ao Milen.

Tir YimYim  – vernacular newspaper of Nagaland in Ao dialect

  • Language: Ao
  • Editor: K Temjen Jamir
  • Started on October 8, 2003
  • Periodicity: Daily
  • Website: hwww.tiryimyim.in

Capi – vernacular newspaper of Nagaland in Tenyidie dialect

  • Language: Tenyidie
  • Founder / Editor: Mhalezolie Kire

Sumi Zümulhü – vernacular newspaper of Nagaland in Sumi dialect

  • Language: Sumi (Sütsa)
  • Founder / Editor: Inato Shikhu
  • Launched on: 2 September, 2011

Sumi Küküpütsa – vernacular newspaper of Nagaland in Sumi dialect

  • Language: Sumi (Sütsa)
  • Periodicity: Daily
  • Founder / Owner: E. KHEKUGHA TUCCU
  • Launched on:

Nagamese Khobor – vernacular newspaper of Nagaland in Nagamese

  • Language: Nagamese
  • Founder / Editor :H. Lemei Phom
  • Launched on: December 01, 2013
  • Periodicity: Daily

Vünglangh Manliüng – vernacular newspaper of Nagaland in Phom dialect

  • Language: Phom
  • Founder / Editor: H. Lemei (Arenla) Phom
  • Launched on May 15, 2010
  • Published from Dimapur
  • Out of circulation

Tenyi Ralha – vernacular newspaper of Nagaland in Angami dialect

  • Language: Angami
  • Founder / Editor: Vilasielie Nakhro
  • Published from Kohima
  • Out of circulation

Ketho Mu Kevi – vernacular newspaper of Nagaland in Angami dialect

  • Language: Angami
  • Founder: Ms. Beilien
  • First published: 1957
  • Out of circulation

Contact information of most media houses can be found here: Government of Nagaland-Accredited Press & Media Persons

Note:

There are internet references to other lesser known newspapers reportedly published from Nagaland. But due to lack of sources or references, these have not been included in this post.
Such as-

  • Kewhira Dielie, an Angami monthly newspaper, published by George W Supplee, an American Baptist missionary, based at Kohima.
    “The date of its publication is unclear however a photo-stated of copy of its April 22, 1932 issue is still in existence in the possession of Reverend Keviyleklelie Linyü” – Source: Eastern Mirror
  • The Naga Nation (monthly),  the newspaper of the Naga National Council (NNC) – Started publication around August 1946
  • “The Naga Chronicle” apparently first English newspaper published from Nagaland in 1966.
  • Citizens’ Voice” apparently another the first English Newspaper published from Nagaland in 1967.

If we find some reliable sources, this post will be updated . If you have reliable sources to the above, you may email us at info@nagalandgk.com.