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TypeDaily newspaper
FormatPrint, online
Owner(s)Communist Party of India Kerala State Committee
Editor-in-chiefKanam Rajendran
EditorRajaji Mathew Thomas
Political alignmentLeft-wing
Free online archivesepaper.janayugomonline.com

Janayugom is a Malayalam daily newspaper published in Kerala, India.[1][2][3][4][5][6] It is the official organ of the Kerala State Committee of the Communist Party of India. It is the first newspaper in India using free software.[7] Originally started in 1947 as a weekly magazine from Quilon to propagate the news and views of the party, it was later converted as a daily newspaper. The first editor was N. Gopinathan Nair (alias Velya Gopi) and the first manager R. Gopinathan Nair (alias Kochu Gopi). M.N. Govindan Nair, a senior figure in the Communist Party of India, supported the conversion of the publication from a weekly to a daily newspaper. By the 1950s, the Janayugom daily newspaper also was started and by the 70s the Janayugom family of publications had expanded to include Cinerama, a film weekly, Balayugom, a children's monthly and Janayugom Novelpathippu, a literary magazine. Later, all of these publications stopped one by one and only a monthly magazine from Calicut remained. In 2007 Janayugom was rejuvenated, now as a daily news paper. Marxist theoreticians like C. Unniraja have been its chief editors. Its chief editor is Kanam Rajendran and editor is Rajaji Mathew Thomas .

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  1. ^ RNI | Reg. No.3286/1958 | Name:JANAYUGOM | Publication City: KOLLAM | Link: http://rni.nic.in/registerdtitle_search/registeredtitle_ser.aspx
  2. ^ RNI | Reg. No.19942/1970 | Name:JANAYUGOM | Publication City: KOZHIKODE | Link: http://rni.nic.in/registerdtitle_search/registeredtitle_ser.aspx
  3. ^ RNI | Reg. No.3051/1957 | Name:JANAYUGOM | Publication City: KOLLAM | Link: http://rni.nic.in/registerdtitle_search/registeredtitle_ser.aspx
  4. ^ RNI | Reg. No.KERMAL/2007/26835 | Name:JANAYUGOM | Publication City: KOCHI | Link: http://rni.nic.in/registerdtitle_search/registeredtitle_ser.aspx
  5. ^ RNI | Reg. No.KERMAL/2007/26836 | Name:JANAYUGOM | Publication City: THIRUVANANTHAPURAM | Link: http://rni.nic.in/registerdtitle_search/registeredtitle_ser.aspx
  6. ^ RNI | Reg. No.KERMAL/2012/45302 | Name:JANAYUGOM | Publication City: KANNUR | Link: http://rni.nic.in/registerdtitle_search/registeredtitle_ser.aspx
  7. ^ http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/2019/nov/02/free-open-source-software-will-offer-solutions-to-it-startups-pinarayi-2055860.html