Our international community media organization equips women and men in underdeveloped areas with video journalism skills, enabling entire communities to expose under-reported stories from their communities and take action to right the wrongs of poverty, injustice and inequality.
In India, we have created the largest, most diverse network of salaried Community Producers in the world. Content produced by these fully-trained individuals has been broadcast in mainstream media and is regularly screened online and for hundreds of thousands of people during local events in disadvantaged communities throughout India.
Because of our training, hundreds of villagers and slum dwellers working as diamond polishers, students, teachers, artists, photographers, rickshaw drivers, housewives, day laborers, and others from different walks of marginalized life have empowered their communities and transformed themselves into journalists and activists.
Our mission is to empower the world’s poorest citizens to right the wrongs they witness by becoming players in the global media revolution. Providing disadvantaged communities with the journalistic and creative skills they need, VV’s models for locally-owned and managed media production teach people to articulate and share their perspectives on the issues that matter to them – on a local and a global scale.
VV envisions a world in which all disadvantaged communities have their own locally relevant and locally produced media that celebrates their culture, voices grassroots concerns, and stimulates dialog to find solutions to endemic problems.