Merinews is an English-language web portal in India built on the concept of citizen journalism. The website is owned by Bizsol Advisors Pvt. Ltd. and allows anyone to share news, opinion, analysis, reviews, photos and events. Merinews also has city based local print editions in metropolitan areas in India.
Merinews publications consist of user-generated content, where citizens play the role of journalists and share news, opinion, analysis, event details etc. The content isn't published directly as in a blog or social media platform, but is instead screened by the inhouse editorial team Revenue is generated primarily through advertisement served with the content. As of 2013, merinews has also started publishing online local editions, complemented by city specific local print tabloids.
Merinews received the Manthan Award for Best e-content in 2006 in the e-news category.