Fidi Foundation-The Chinland Post was founded in 2007 by some Chin youth journalists in Rangoon, Fidi Foundation aims to promote and protect our Chin literature, culture and rights to information among Chins, to aware political, social, economic and environmental issues and conduct training on capacity awareness building. Since then, the group had been collecting Chin youthsâ€™ Emails who are interested in promoting Chin dialects and culture within inside and outside the country and created â€˜Google Groupâ€™ as a platform which means to share information on scholarship opportunities, job opportunities and discuss any Chin related issues via social network.
After three years of founding, the Group published poetry book in November 2009 entitled â€œFidi Biazaiâ€ written by 43 writers living inside and outside the country depend on participated common interest through individual participated fund from our Google Group. With finance received from selling the books, the Group published monthly news journal called the Chinland Post and this publication was stopped in its fourth issues when the authority found that it was illegal publishing.
Even though The Chinland Post news journal stopped its publication, the group had presenting information and awareness issues via its website (thechinlandpost.info). After the new democratic government appeared, the publishing has started again under Fidi Group as Media Project in January, 2013 with six full staff and eight volunteers. The weekly Chinland Post is now held its permission of publication with Reg. 05009 granted by Ministry of Information, Myanmar.
Fidi Group has currently two department; Media Department which run the Chinland Post and Youth Capacity Center which focus on capacity building and research in Chin State.
Its Vision and Mission
â€“ To promote the participation of Youth and Woman in State Building through strengthening their capacity in understanding of mass media, human rights, politics, development and other sectors.
â€“ To be a leading Chin Independent Media Organization and create strong media institution in Chin dialect for the Chins.