Our international community media organization equips women and men in underdeveloped areas with video journalism skills, enabling entire communities to expose underreported stories from their communities and take action to right the wrongs of poverty, injustice and inequality.

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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.

Mission

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.

Vision

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.


Recognition And Awards
Click here to read more about our awards, including the 2008 Knight News Challenge award, and the 2007 Echoining Green fellowship. Among our achievements we have trained over 300 community producers and held over 2,200 nighttime community screenings.
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IndiaUnheard
IndiaUnheard is the first ever community news service launched by Video Volunteers. This new initiative is constituted of a network of community correspondents who are trained to tell unique stories; stories about their own communities; stories which are otherwise left untold.
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Community Media Models
Since 2003, Video Volunteers has been creating programs and projects that empower poor and marginalized communities with a voice to address poverty, inequality and injustice. Below is an overview of Video Volunteers’ main programs, projects and partners.
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Team
Click here to read more about our staff, board of directors, ambassadors, as well as interns and volunteers. The team at Video Volunteers all share the same vision to empower the world's poorest citizens to become players in the global media revolution.
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Partners
Video Volunteers has partnered with many organizations to promote the ideals of a more democratized media and to empower grassroots communities. Check out this detailed list of all our partners to date.
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Work with us
Video Volunteers is a media and human rights NGO that is growing and changing together with the media and social change space in India. If you are dedicated and have great ideas for our organization, join us in our mission to empower community voices. We are currently seeking to fill the positions below to start as soon as possible. Even if you don’t see the perfect position for you listed above, contact us via the online application and we can explore other options for you. We create spaces for people who come in with the right skill sets and interests. We are currently seeking to fill the following positions to start as soon as possible:
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Contact Us
Video Volunteers is always seeking media partners, NGOs and volunteers who want to help us achieve our shared vision of a global social media network of Community Producers. Click here for addresses and contact details, plus links for Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.
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Publications
Video Volunteers has been periodically creating toolkits that are a great resource for video trainers, film makers and community media workers. We have also published research papers and have been featured in books that can be a great resource for researchers and media professionals.
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