Madhyamam (Malayalam: മാധാമം, meaning Medium) is India's first International newspaper. It is published in Malayalam language from Kerala, India, since 1987. It was founded in 1987 by Kerala chapter of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, a progressive Islamic organization, under the name Ideal Publications Trust. It has 8 editions in India (7 in Kerala and one in Bangalore) and its Gulf edition Gulf Madhyamam has 9 in the Middle East. According to Indian Readership Survey 2009 and IRS 2010 Q4, it is the fourth largest read newspaper in Kerala with a readership of 904,000 readers. Gulf Madhyamam is the oldest and largest Malayalam newspaper in the Middle East, with highest number of editions in the Gulf countries than any other daily in the Middle East. The newspaper and its team of journalists have secured nearly ninety awards including Ramnath Goenka Journalism Award, Statesman Award for Rural Reporting, PUCL Journalism Award for Human Rights, ESR World Journalism Prize and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) Developing Asia Journalism Award.