Mangal Media is creating Online publication for politics, art and culture
15

patrons

$123
per month
Mangal Media is a collective of writers, journalists, artists, and scholars from the third world. We have founded this collective whilst cooking around a fire, during an exceptionally hot and eventful summer in Istanbul. Each one of us was concerned about the violent forms of patriotism we experienced in our own countries. But we were also concerned about parasitic Western journalists and NGO's who were lining up to exploit our political and cultural struggles for their own profit and prestige. We have decided that the only way we can sustain our production was to expand our community, so we won't have to depend on states and institutions which expect us to fit their political agenda.

The fire we gathered around in 2016 has grown much faster than we imagined. We have pooled our ideas, resources and expertise to sustain each other emotionally and financially. And now we want to grow even further.

We have come to produce top quality content with a distinct voice and style. We emphasise in-depth and analytical articles and encourage our writers to be as expressive as possible about their emotional investment in the subject they are writing about. We believe this transparency is crucial to step away from the white colonial tradition of writing which obscures its interests by claiming to be 'objective.'

We are concerned that, as people who live on the periphery of the "developed" world, we tend to learn about each others' condition through mainstream Western outlets. We want to challenge this failure in every field. Your donations will allow us to drastically increase the frequency of our online output. One of the projects we are interested in launching is a weekly podcast where we can invite guests and have in-depth discussions about chosen subjects. Additionally, we have some very exciting ideas for books which will involve collaborations between artists and writers which we can't wait to share with our readers.

Most of us are eager to write but we have to spin several low paying jobs and rarely find the time to produce the kinds of essays we will be proud of. Some of us are displaced by conflict, some are struggling to pay medical bills. Each one of us is pushed outside prestigious institutions for refusing to fetishise our 'exoticism'.

Financial contributions will help us to produce in a sustainable way, expand into new fields and invite others in similar situations to join in. We are often contacted by young writers who are interested in sending us their work. Many are very talented but their work needs intensive editorial effort to reach their full potential. With more resources, we can give guidance and support to our young contributors. With even more resources we can reach out to young people with free creative workshops and tutorials. We can then help them to find their voice by inviting them to publish their work on Mangal.
Tiers
Mangal Supporter
$1 or more per month 1 patron
You are not just a reader but a supporter! Thank you for supporting Mangal.
Mangal Enthusiast
$3 or more per month 5 patrons
You have our eternal gratitude for supporting Mangal! Your name will appear on our Donor Wall of Fame page. 
Drinks Chef
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
You haven't come empty handed and brought drinks! You will now have exclusive access to our favourite recipes. These will be written by our editors and writers to celebrate special occasions.
Meze Chef
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
As a Meze Chef you will have access to a an e-book featuring our best writing for the year. The e-book will contain an exclusive introduction from our editors which will discuss the burning issues of the year. We will also review the books, movies and albums we have enjoyed throughout the year. 





Pit Master
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Now we're cooking! Pit Masters are members of our community who are fanning the flames of Mangal. You will receive a limited edition poster of our manifesto. Designed by our own extremely talented artists.



Mangal Master
$50 or more per month 1 patron
You are now a Mangal Master! Your support means a great deal to us. In addition to all the rewards above, we will also send you a signed copy of every book we publish ahead of it's official release date, with a handwritten thank you note. 
Goals
$123 of $250 per month
We can sustain our current level of production and make a small contribution to our editors, writers and illustrators.
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Mangal Media is a collective of writers, journalists, artists, and scholars from the third world. We have founded this collective whilst cooking around a fire, during an exceptionally hot and eventful summer in Istanbul. Each one of us was concerned about the violent forms of patriotism we experienced in our own countries. But we were also concerned about parasitic Western journalists and NGO's who were lining up to exploit our political and cultural struggles for their own profit and prestige. We have decided that the only way we can sustain our production was to expand our community, so we won't have to depend on states and institutions which expect us to fit their political agenda.

The fire we gathered around in 2016 has grown much faster than we imagined. We have pooled our ideas, resources and expertise to sustain each other emotionally and financially. And now we want to grow even further.

We have come to produce top quality content with a distinct voice and style. We emphasise in-depth and analytical articles and encourage our writers to be as expressive as possible about their emotional investment in the subject they are writing about. We believe this transparency is crucial to step away from the white colonial tradition of writing which obscures its interests by claiming to be 'objective.'

We are concerned that, as people who live on the periphery of the "developed" world, we tend to learn about each others' condition through mainstream Western outlets. We want to challenge this failure in every field. Your donations will allow us to drastically increase the frequency of our online output. One of the projects we are interested in launching is a weekly podcast where we can invite guests and have in-depth discussions about chosen subjects. Additionally, we have some very exciting ideas for books which will involve collaborations between artists and writers which we can't wait to share with our readers.

Most of us are eager to write but we have to spin several low paying jobs and rarely find the time to produce the kinds of essays we will be proud of. Some of us are displaced by conflict, some are struggling to pay medical bills. Each one of us is pushed outside prestigious institutions for refusing to fetishise our 'exoticism'.

Financial contributions will help us to produce in a sustainable way, expand into new fields and invite others in similar situations to join in. We are often contacted by young writers who are interested in sending us their work. Many are very talented but their work needs intensive editorial effort to reach their full potential. With more resources, we can give guidance and support to our young contributors. With even more resources we can reach out to young people with free creative workshops and tutorials. We can then help them to find their voice by inviting them to publish their work on Mangal.

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Tiers
Mangal Supporter
$1 or more per month 1 patron
You are not just a reader but a supporter! Thank you for supporting Mangal.
Mangal Enthusiast
$3 or more per month 5 patrons
You have our eternal gratitude for supporting Mangal! Your name will appear on our Donor Wall of Fame page. 
Drinks Chef
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
You haven't come empty handed and brought drinks! You will now have exclusive access to our favourite recipes. These will be written by our editors and writers to celebrate special occasions.
Meze Chef
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
As a Meze Chef you will have access to a an e-book featuring our best writing for the year. The e-book will contain an exclusive introduction from our editors which will discuss the burning issues of the year. We will also review the books, movies and albums we have enjoyed throughout the year. 





Pit Master
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Now we're cooking! Pit Masters are members of our community who are fanning the flames of Mangal. You will receive a limited edition poster of our manifesto. Designed by our own extremely talented artists.



Mangal Master
$50 or more per month 1 patron
You are now a Mangal Master! Your support means a great deal to us. In addition to all the rewards above, we will also send you a signed copy of every book we publish ahead of it's official release date, with a handwritten thank you note.