Karavali Ale (ಕರಾವಳಿ ಅಲೆ), meaning "Coastal Waves" in Kannada, is a local Kannada daily newspaper published in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. The publication is owned and managed by its founders B. V. Seetaram and Rohini S. It is edited by Sathish N. Vaidya.
Since its establishment, Karavali Ale has been among the front-running print publications in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts. As per DAVP 2013, it has a circulation of over 45,000 in these regions, making it one of the popular Kannada newspapers in Coastal Karnataka. The newspaper primarily focuses on local and state-level coverage, but provides a regular mix of national and international current affairs news as well. As a result of the publication's persistent political commentaries against right-wing politics, its employees have been attacked multiple times by extremists across the Kanara region, and the sale of the newspaper has been disrupted occasionally in attempts to interrupt the circulation network. Karavali Ale headquarters was also attacked by miscreants, which was condemned by the Indian Newspaper Society and the Press Council of India.
Karavali Ale was established in 1992 under the parent company Chitra Publications Pvt. Ltd. The company has published three more newspapers since its inception.
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- The Canara Times, founded on June 7, 1989, was the first local English daily in Dakshina Kannada. It was discontinued at the turn of the millennium after a long stint as a periodical print publication. It now runs as an online news portal disseminating articles on local, national, and international current affairs.
- Sanje Ale was a local Kannada eveninger published in Mangalore. It was in circulation for three years before being discontinued in 2009.
B. V. Seetaram, popularly referred to by the acronym BVSee, is the editor-in-chief of Karavali Ale. Prior to starting his own journalistic venture, Seetaram has worked at Samyukta Karnataka, The Indian Express, and The Hindu. He is acknowledged for his radical and unreserved take on various socio-political topics. Spearheaded by Seetaram, the editorial team of Karavali Ale has raked up several significant issues and has been hailed for pro-people journalism.
On a number of occasions, Seetaram has been involved in controversies with local as well as national right-wing political parties and groups of Karnataka for his bold remarks on their policies. He was arrested along with his wife Rohini on charges of defamation and disturbing communal harmony. This led to widespread protests by the civil society and journalists’ fraternity, including the Editors’ Guild of India.
 Human rights organisations like People's Union for Civil Liberties and National Human Rights Commission of India condemned the allegations and the consequent arrests.
 Subsequently, The Karnataka High Court found the arrests illegal, and cited it as a human rights breach as well as a violation of the freedom of the press. Karnataka Home Department officials were slapped a fine and compensation in this regard.
Karavali Ale news website
The Karavali Ale web sitewas launched on December 1, 2016. The web portal dispenses regular updates of local and state-level news.
- ^ INS flays attack on 'Karavali Ale' daily in Karnataka from Oneindia
- ^ Press Council of India Annual Report (April 1, 2008 - March 31, 2009) from Press Council of India
- ^ In India, newspaper employee attacked, editions torched from Committee to Protect Journalists
- ^ Socialise at your peril in Indian district from Al Jazeera
- ^ Karavali Ale Office Attacked by Unidentified Miscreants from Daijiworld Media
- ^ Manglore journalist beaten up for helping a woman from Daily News and Analysis
- ^ Driver of van carrying Karavali Ale attacked from The Hindu
- ^ Right-Wing fringe group allegedly attacks Mangalore newspaper staff from Tehelka
- ^ Seven arrested for attacking Karavali Ale staff from The Hindu
- ^ Newspaper pays for exposing drug mafia from Daily News and Analysis
- ^ 'Moral' gurus: How Mangaluru has become a breeding ground for vigilante groups from The Economic Times
- ^ 5,000 copies of ‘Karavali Ale’ burnt from The Hindu
- ^ Coastal Mangalore sees 2 attacks on journalists in less than 5 days from Daily News and Analysis
- ^ ‘Karavali Ale’ eveninger complains against Palemar supporters for torching newspaper copies from Mangalore Today
- ^ 'Karavali Ale' office attacked by miscreants from Oneindia
- ^ Hindu Jagarana Vedike activists prevent sale of Karavali Ale from The Hindu
- ^ Miscreants Vandalize PUCL Leader P B D'sa's Office from Daijiworld Media
- ^ Protest staged against attack on Karavali Ale staffer from Mangalore Today
- ^ Various assns hold protest against attack on Karavali Ale staff from Mega Media News
- ^ Karavali Ale' reporter attacked for write-up against HJV from Coastal Digest
- ^ City Journalists condemned the act of Karavali Ale vendors from Mega Media News
- ^ Under Hindu right, attacks on press rise in Karnataka from Committee to Protect Journalists
- ^ Attack on Karavali Ale staff : 2 arrested from Mega Media News
- ^ Press freedom on shaky ground from Kractivism
- ^ Wrath of the Saffron Fringe from OPEN (magazine)
- ^ Condemn the attack of evening paper journalist: Journalist Association appealed to SP from Kannadiga World
- ^ A Chronicle of Communal Incidents in the Coastal Districts of Karnataka from Sabrang Communications
- ^ Media Shame; Suppression of KFD goons' brutal attack on journalist for helping poor Muslim woman from IndiaFacts
- ^ Journalist attacked by a gang of 40 from Kemmannu
- ^ Global Council of Indian Christians Strongly Condemns Attack on Vendors Selling Karavali Ale news paper from Christian Persecution Update
- ^ Why is Naveen Soorinje still in jail? from India Together
- ^ Thank you Karavali Ale for putting up a true story. from a blogger at Blogger (service)
- ^ Editors’ Guild seeks DGP’s intervention from The Hindu
- ^ Media should launch united fight against fundamentalist forces targeting Press : Rajdeep Sardesai from The Canara Times
- ^ Murderous attack on the staff of Karavali Ale newsaper from Mangalore and disruption of circulation network by the Hindu Jagaran Vedike of Sangh Parivar yesterday and today. from People's Union for Civil Liberties / PUCL
- ^ Rugged Road To Justice - A Social Audit Of State Human Rights Commissions In India - Volume 1 from Karnataka State Human Rights Commission / Google Books
- ^ Media/Freedom of Press - 2009 from Indian Social Institute
- ^ Silencing Act- Kannada journalist B.V. Seetaram’s arrest highlights the intolerance of quasi-religious and other powerful forces towards criticism
from Frontline (magazine)
- ^ ‘Press, democracy under threat’ from The New Indian Express
- ^ Messenger Shot, Bajrang Style from Tehelka
- ^ Karnataka journalist held in defamation case, handcuffed from The Hindu
- ^ 'Karavali Ale' Seetharam Arrested from Mid Day
- ^ Karnataka cops slammed for handcuffing arrested scribe from Rediff.com
- ^ Seetharam, wife undergo treatment in hospital from The Hindu
- ^ Media directors arrested over Jainism articles from Committee to Protect Journalists
- ^ Right-wing Groups Threaten Freedom of Press from Newslaundry
- ^ Freedom of expression under attack from The Hindu
- ^ 'Karavali Ale' B V Seetaram Rejects Bail from Daijiworld Media
- ^ In Defence Of Journalists - Nolan Shutler, Nick Chapman, Harsh Dobhal from Google Books
- ^ Me Censored 2010: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2008-09 from Media Democracy in Acton - USA Today (The Wall Street Journal) / Google Books
- ^ B V Seetharam, Editor of Karavali Ale (Mangalore) arrested for statement on Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bajrang Dal from 'Communalism Watch' blog at Blogger (service)
- ^ HC quashes defamation case against owner of Karavali Ale from The Hindu
- ^ SC Quashes Defamation Case Against ‘Karavali Ale’ Founder BV Seetharam from 'Live Law'
- ^ Publisher of 'Karavali Ale' B V Seetaram Released from Daijiworld Media
- ^ HC intervenes, scribe Seetaram walks free from Daily News and Analysis
- ^ Supreme Court quashes defamation case against B V Seetharam - ‘Karavali Ale’ founder from Mangalore Today
- ^ HC awards Rs. 1 lakh compensation to Seetaram from NYOOOZ
- ^ Illegal arrest, handcuffing case : HC orders payment of Rs one lakh compensation to Karavali Ale Chief BV Seetaram from The Canara Times
- ^ ‘Karavali Ale’ bags CWC Award for child rights awareness from Mangalore Today
- ^ ‘Karavali Ale’ bags CWC Award for child rights awareness from The Canara Times
- ^ BV Seetaram Transparency International Award