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NDTV-Ashoka Breaking Barriers:Jessica Mayberry, founder of Video Volunteers and an Ashoka Fellow 2011 gets featured on NDTV Prime show Ashoka Fellows GlobalizerX India. She talks about how technology can accelerate the pace at which marginalised communities be connected and media can be the harbinger of social change.
Les Observateurs – French News show: Les Observateurs – France 24, discusses the illegal yet prevalent practice of Manual Scavenging in India with Stalin K, Managing Trustee of Video Volunteers with the video reports from Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
TBI BLOGS: A Young Dalit Stands Up to Corruption. Exposes Aadhar Card Scam, Nabs Officials.:Mukesh Rajak,22, caught corruption on video and took swift action against corrupt officials. Mukesh Rajak is a soft-spoken and cheerful young man, un
A Dalit man succumbed to injuries sustained in caste-violence in Gujarat:On an average, 47 Dalits were killed every year in Gujarat between 2010 and 2014. In the same years, over 9588 cases of caste-based atrocities were re
The Absolutely Disgusting Comment A Gujarat Officer Made About Manual Scavengers:This post is a part of WaterAid India’s campaign – In Deep Shit. According to The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilita
Watch: In ‘manual scavenging free’ Gujarat, workers have to clean sewage without any protective gear:The Prohibition of Employment of Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act 2013 defines manual scavenger as “a person engaged or employed… for
TBI BLOGS: How a Former Child Bride is Stopping Child Marriages in India:Rohini Pawar is not just helping prevent child marriages but trying to address the compulsions and traditions that make them possible. Video Voluntee
Hyperlocal videos and grassroot journalists – how Video Volunteers is putting the power back into the communities:When in a span of 40 days, a school in Bakayan, Madhya Pradesh served mid-day meals—a right under the Indian government’s Mid-Day Meal Scheme (MDMS)—t
First report from India | Paul Creager: Civic Engaged Digital Storytelling:I have been in Goa for exactly 24 days and India for nearly a month.  Within that time, I’ve nearly filled a journal with notes and made hundreds of p
Andaman and Nicobar Islands records India’s lowest infant mortality rate: Madhya Pradesh (MP) reported the highest infant mortality rate (IMR) as well as under-five mortality rate (u5MR) with 51 and 65, respectively, acco
Many Indian children mothers healthier than ever:Madhya Pradesh (MP) reported the highest infant mortality rate (IMR) as well as under-five mortality rate (u5MR) with 51 and 65, respectively, accordi
‘Many Indian children, mothers healthier than ever’ (Special to IANS):The Islands, a union territory, reported India’s lowest infant mortality rate (deaths per 1,000 live births) and under-five mortality rate (deaths per
‘Many Indian children, mothers healthier than ever’:The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a union territory, reported India’s lowest infant mortality rate (deaths per 1,000 live births) and under-five mortal
Read More:Our television screens are assaulted on a daily basis with news channels and news that aims at sensationalism rather than illuminating the public and
[Watch/Read] West Bengal: People Are Dying Due To Arsenic Poisoned Water, Govt. Sleeps:50 people have been affected by drinking arsenic-contaminated water since 1990. 6 people have already died this year. How much longer will the governm
[Watch/Read] Displaced in 2007, Waiting for Compensation in 2015: A Bihar Story:The 2007 Bihar flood was described by the United Nations as the worst flood in the history of Bihar. The flood affected 2.3 million people in the Nort
UNAFF 2015: Films: A New Path:Description: A young citizen journalist from India’s Dalit (Untouchable) caste battles corruption in his village’s public schools and discovers the
Video Volunteers held national meet; Sajad Rasool felicitated | Only Kashmir – Behind the News:Srinagar, Oct 16 (Only Kashmir): Video Volunteers, an international community media organization, held a week long national meet in Goa during which K
Video | Listen to the voices of the world’s unheard communities – videovolunteers.org | Tribal Cultural Heritage in India Foundation:Eind is a popular festival of the Munda tribal community in Jharkhand. Community Correspondent Warles Surin shows the celebrations and tells the histo
Abhay Deol to attend the largest Community Media gathering in India, Odisha Entertainment News, Odisha Latest Headlines:Abhay Deol to attend the largest Community Media gathering in India Goa:Abhay Deol to attend the largest Community Media gathering in India on Oct. 4
Training Video Correspondents:From 29 September – 4 October, PACS funded a workshop bringing together 132 Community Correspondents from 13 states (including 58 PACS Community Corre
[Watch/Read] Acid Thrown At 15-Year-Old Girl For Refusing To Marry:On 13 September 2015, Mohammed Gyas Khan and his family were at home in Pachrukhi village, Bihar when two men forcibly barged in and flung acid at his
Why Masahun Khatun and 50,000 pregnant women died:Last year, in eastern Bihar’s Phulwari Sharif, 24-year-old Masahun Khatun was five months pregnant when she fell in the courtyard of her house. For th
Childbirth Kills 50,000 Indian Women Every Year:Almost a decade after the government launched the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY; Mothers’ Protection Programme) to reduce maternal and infant mortality
Why Masahun Khatun and 50,000 pregnant women died (Special to IANS):Last year, in eastern Bihar’s Phulwari Sharif, 24-year-old Masahun Khatun was five months pregnant when she fell in the courtyard of her house. For th
Why Masahun Khatun and 50,000 pregnant women died in India:Rafiq Khatun, a daily wage labourer from Phulvari Sharif in eastern Bihar, lost his wife Masahun in a botched abortion. Last year, in eastern Bihar’s
Why Masahun Khatun And 50,000 Pregnant Women Died:Select a date Select month May 2016 April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 20
No salary for teachers in Paharpur:Teachers in famine struck Paharpur village in Jharkhand haven’t been paid in 16 months. On 1st July 2014, school inspection was conducted by the Food
[Watch/Read] Why These Teachers Are Working Without Any Salary Since Last 30 Years?:In Simdega, Jharkhand, teachers from a government school for girls who have been working without any salary for 30 years. The school is an initiative
Community Journalists in Kashmir – a conflict zone : : Contributoria – people supporting journalism:Truth remains a causality in a war anywhere in the world, and reporting the truth often becomes challenging for the reporters around the world. Kashmi
Inside the Heart Of Rural India’s Maternal Care Darkness:Last week, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced – quoting the World Health Organisation (WHO) – that India was free of maternal and neo-natal tet
Jharkhand at India’s heart Of maternal-care darkness (Special to IANS):New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS/IndiaSpend) This week, as Prime Minister Modi announced – quoting the (WHO) – that was free of maternal and neo-natal tetanus,
Inside Godda, India’s Heart Of Maternal-Care Darkness:Select a date Select month May 2016 April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 20
Jharkhand ranks lowest in maternal-care in India:Just this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India being free of maternal and neo-natal tetanus, quoting WHO (the World Health Organisation)
Our Blind Spots on Rural Pregnancy in India Revealed, One Video at a Time:Since 2003, Video Volunteers, a community media organisation, has been working on the use of ‘media for development’, as they succinctly call it. Thei
Broken Promises: Pregnant women and frontline health workers still await cash incentives:It has been over 8 months since Usha Devi a resident of Baghmara delivered her baby at a government hospital ,however, she is yet to receive cash ince
Vishakha Power Plant Will Destroy our Livelihoods:70 families fear losing their land to a thermal power plant project proposed by Vishakha Power Ltd.The 1320 MW power plant will be set up across 1200
Video Volunteers expanding network in Kashmir | Only Kashmir – Behind the News:Only Kashmir| Sajad Rasool | 06 August 2015 Video Volunteers, a non-profit organization based in Goa and dedicated to empowering community voices, l
Cash incentive guaranteed under government scheme only a myth for pregnant women in Jharkhand:Cash incentives guaranteed to pregnant women under the government scheme of Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) are only a myth for women living in Indira vi
Kashimiri Girls Face All Odds for an Education:Students at the Government Girls’ Upgraded School in Shopian face bizarre circumstances in trying to get an education. Some are cramped into a kitchen
No prenatal check-ups, nutrition for pregnant women:An eight-month pregnant woman in Bihar has only ever received Iron Folic Acid tablets from the health facility in her village. She has neither been ab
He Was Kicked Out Of School for Being HIV+, This 4 Minute Video Got Him His Education Back:Almost 5 per cent of India’s HIV+ population are children. Despite advocacy and awareness campaigns regarding HIV, the disease is considered a stigma,
An HIV Positive Boy was told not to come to School. Watch how a Video got him Re-admitted.:After being asked to not come to school, Keshav was distressed. He does not know that he is HIV positive. Watch how one woman got him re-admitted to s
Citizen Media Shows Why India Is Unlikely to Reach Its Millennium Goals Target for Maternal Mortality ·:According to the UN Millennium Development Goals, India should bring down its maternal mortality rate (MMR) to 109 per 100,000 live births by 2015. Th
Devadasi A Life Without Education:A tradition that is illegal, but still exists in many parts of India is one of ‘devdasi’ women – women known as ‘God’s servants’ – who serve in temple
Video Volunteers: la voix des oubliés de l’info en Inde:N’attendez pas que les médias viennent à vous, devenez un média. C’est le message de Video Volunteers, une ONG indienne qui forme les populations des
No school for these children:Sundari, Block Bhabani, Sonbhadra district, Uttar Pradesh | Javed Ansari In 2010 and 63 years after independence, India became one of 135 countries
Vishakha Power Plant Will Destroy our Livelihoods:Dimirimunda village, Redakhol block, Sambalpur District, Odisha | Mamata Patra reports for IndiaUnheard 70 families fear losing their land to a ther
Video | Spreading awareness of microcredit through shadow play and live music in a very remote tribal area (Video Volunteers) – Andhra Pradesh | Tribal Cultural Heritage in India Foundation:1. Information on any community is found by – clicking its name in the above tag cloud; – typing its name in the Search window. 2. To refine you
A Crow Didn’t Touch Me, I Got My Period:The first time I got my periods I was really scared. The first thing I had to learn was how to use a sanitary napkin. I bombarded my mother with a mil
It’s Time to End the Conspiracy of Silence:A frantic series of emails and phone calls impolitely disturbed what had till then been a relatively uneventful May morning at the Video Volunteers of
Could the Administration Have Waited to Hold Kashmir Elections?:The floods that hit Kashmir earlier this year have left the valley in a state of despair. 300 people lost their lives; thousands of others lost their
The Need for Guaranteed Employment:About 15,000 protesters from across the country descended upon the capital earlier this month to hold a rally at Jantar Mantar. Agitated by the govern
Will the Marginalized Ever Get Into the Mainstream Media?:Sitting in my New York cubicle 15 years ago trying not to listen to Bill O’Reilly yell at his staff yet again, I was on my way to a promising career i
120 million people in European Union at risk of poverty – The Malta Independent:More than 120 million people across member states of the European Union are at risk of poverty or social exclusion. Bringing at least 20 million peopl
Video | “Walking is a form of dancing, and speech, a song”: An appeal by a Video Volunteer to include Adivasis’ rich heritage in holiday camps – Jharkhand | Tribal Cultural Heritage in India Foundation:To view this video on YouTube and learn more about Priyasheela’s appeal, click here >> For the Adivasis of Jharkhand, culture is their last bastion o
What it means to be part of the “India Unheard” network – Video Volunteers | Tribal Cultural Heritage in India Foundation:Gunjan Singh is a community correspondence for India Unheard. She is from Varanasi. According her India Unheard will be a network of community reporte
Visual anthropological records of the adivasi communities’ lives and traditions: A project facilitated by Video Volunteers – Gujarat | Tribal Cultural Heritage in India Foundation:“We learnt how to make a story. We never gave importance to the story before, but now we do.”  – Jyotiben, trainee “Even in the age of information ov
Kashmir Floods: A Firsthand Account | Kashmir Voice:It was the closing ceremony of our week-long training workshop on 6th evening. IndiaUnheard had just come to Jammu and Kashmir where 9 new Community C
Anu Malhotras flying colours bring art to life:Nothing inspires one to paint more than the mere presence of colours. Not pain, love or separation. Just hues. And Anu’s Malhotra’s debut show ‘Hue Bo
Third Eye: Through a common man’s eye:-Zaffar is a Muslim afghan born in India. His family had to flee Afghanistan back in 1978 due to the Russian invasions. Zaffar stays at Kolkata curren
Human Rights Asia Weekly Roundup Episode 40:The 40th episode of AHRC TV’s Human Rights Asia Weekly Roundup is a special programme on land rights in India. An estimated 100 million Indians have
Caso de Estudio del Impacto de Video Volunteers | video4change:View all content available in these languages:
I’ll set up your electricity connection, but won’t provide you with electricity:In accordance with the Rajeev Gandhi Rural Electrification Scheme, Below Poverty Line (BPL) families should receive free electricity from the Governme
Conspiracy of silence: How Maharashtra Dalit rights activist became victim of atrocity and law enforcers protected the powerful:Reproduced below is Video Volunteers community correspondent Alka Mate’s report on how law-enforcement agencies hampered the course of justice followi
Call 4 Action: Damned by Sardar Sarovar Dam:Imagine having your village and land flooded for the construction of a dam.  Imagine no compensation, house or land being provided in return.  Imagine
‘Documenting a story like this was like reopening a wound’ | Sajad Rasool:Sajad Rasool is 25. He is a media and communications student based in New Delhi. I have grown up under the shadow of guns. I have seen uniformed men
Indian Women Break the Silence Around Rape:A year ago tens of thousands came out in protest on the streets in India. Angry, hurt and exhausted that it had happened again, another girl had lost
India enters the sousveillance age:The anti-graft crusader might want to think through the larger implications of hidden camera “sting operations” as a weapon to end corruption Arvind
India’s Dodgy Human Rights Record:“I was just a teacher trying to educate tribal children in our area. Why was I dragged into this?” asks Soni Sori of the false charges against her tha
Video Volunteers: Addressing governance at grassroot levels:Founded by Stalin K and Jessica Mayberry in 2003, Video Volunteers trains rural communities to demand good governance by teaching them how to make sho
“The People Vs. POSCO” | Video Volunteers:Video Volunteers has released a film which documents an eight year long people’s movement resisting the forced acquisition of land for projects by S
India’s citizen journalists tell a few home truths | KumKum Dasgupta:Neeru Rathod, 25, is a graduate from Sayala village in the Surendranagar district of India’s western state of Gujarat. She became a community video pr
Keeping It In The Community:Water-logging in villages, absentee teachers in a school in tiny corner of Madhya Pradesh, discrepancies in MNREGA wages – these are some of the issue
Film Screening on Cyber Cafes of Rural India by Video Volunteers:Video Volunteers in partnership with CIS have been documenting the cyber cafes of rural India. Kamini Menon and Christy Raj will do the screening of s
Innovative videos to initiate change:New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Poor communities from backward districts in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh will narrate stories of deprivation and
Film fighters | Society | Times Crest:Video volunteers from across the country have been shooting short, candid film clips on official apathy. Some of these videos have made the authoritie
Call It What It Is!:Ten years ago this month I started on a journey to document practices of untouchability across several states and religions of India. Twenty-five-thou
Video Volunteers and Measuring Impact | video4change:In this post Tanya Notley reports on an interview with Jessica Mayberry and Stalin.K, from Video Volunteers, one of the V4C.org network members. Tanya
World Water Day 2013: Together we can do more | Space for Transparency:– so says Daniel, a minor yet important character in the movie Even the rain, a movie from 2010 about the water war in Cochabamba, Bolivia. He is rig
Why the physically impaired need more from Rail Budget 2013:Anyone who’s traveled in a Mumbai local has seen posters which warn you against crossing the railway tracks, and to use the foot overbridge. But imagi
Gujarat polls: Virangam roads remain potholed, forgotten:Despite being the largest block in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad district, the main road in Virangam is in a dilapidated condition for years together without an
Gujarat polls: In dirty Sayla block where is clean Gujarat?:Even as the Gujarat government under Chief Minister Narendra Modi is making tall claims of sanitisation, there are places in the state that presents a
A voice against corruption in water and sanitation – community video in India | Space for Transparency:In September 2011, in the slum of Mumbai, the heavy monsoon rains were filling up sewage pipes to breakage point. The dirty waste from the burst pipes
Jharkhand’s hunger tales | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis:The public distribution system is very important in Jharkhand, which doesn’t grow enough food to meet its needs, and has a high incidence of poverty.
Shoe comes right back to the foot:Dangariya village in eastern Rajasthan’s Karauli district is still separated from the nearest city by 80 kilometers of a long, deserted road. And 65 y
Tehelka – India’s Independent Weekly News Magazine:Dalit women walk bare foot to show respect to ‘upper caste’ villagers in Rajasthan The district administration in Karauli has undertaken steps to ban
The revolution will be vlogged | Stalin K:It doesn’t take much to achieve scale in India. Take Internet usage: we are the third largest users of the Internet in the world and yet, only 10 pe
India: Video Volunteers highlight fate of ‘untouchables’:NEW DELHI, India — A crowd shouts in panic as men pull a limp sanitation worker out of the burbling sewer. He does not regain consciousness, and the w
India: Video Volunteers highlight fate of ‘untouchables’:NEW DELHI, India — A crowd shouts in panic as men pull a limp sanitation worker out of the burbling sewer. He does not regain consciousness, and the w
Giornalismo dal basso: voci dall’India inascoltata / Notizie / Home – Unimondo:Dotare, entro cinque anni, ciascuno degli oltre seicento distretti dell’India di un reporter di comunità, in grado di portare allo scoperto le questio
India’s Dalits still fighting untouchability:Dalits are at the bottom of the Hindu caste system and despite laws to protect them, they still face widespread discrimination in India, writes Natali
WATCH: Incredible Video Footage Of ‘Untouchables’ In India:“As a child, I experienced untouchability at school where I was forced to sit and eat separately from the children of upper caste families,” says 24-y
WATCH: Incredible Video Footage Of ‘Untouchables’ In India:“As a child, I experienced untouchability at school where I was forced to sit and eat separately from the children of upper caste families,” says 24-y
Documenting Caste Discrimination in India:But despite the name change, and laws to protect them, Dalits say they still suffer widespread discrimination. Now, a group of volunteers throughout
Documenting Caste Discrimination in India:But despite the name change, and laws to protect them, Dalits say they still suffer widespread discrimination. Now, a group of volunteers throughout
India’s poorest turn video journalists to fill news gap:, MUMBAI, May 21 – One video shows police beating protesters with sticks. Another shows two lifeless, dirty bodies dragged from their workplace in the
New India video campaign highlights discrimination:Video journalist and slum dweller Amol Lalzare (left) shows his seven year-old nephew Anmol one of his news re Video journalist and slum dweller Amol
India’s poorest turn video journalists to fill news media gap:MUMBAI–One video shows police beating protesters with sticks. Another shows two lifeless, dirty bodies dragged from their workplace in the sewers. In
India’s poorest turn to video journalists to fill news gap:The distur­bing clips and person­al storie­s have a common thread: all the victim­s are “untouc­hables”. MUMBAI: One video shows police beating prote
Unheard. Unseen. Untouched | janani:A new video initiative could jolt our apathy and sensitise us to Dalit atrocities, says Janani Ganesan THE VIDEO clip is one minute long. The camer
Giving a voice to the unheard : Video Volunteers | Designwala:Video Volunteers is a NGO based in Goa, India that trains communities to be creative, produce content, think critically about situations and to take a
5 Foundations Supporting Social Good Entrepreneurship:The Commerce With a Conscience Series is supported by Fedex. FedEx does more than shipping. They offer solutions like transporting heart valves to tho
For this motley crew, these awards dwarf the Oscars:PANAJI: On the first-floor balcony of a sprawling mansion in Parra, thirty-odd amateur video journalists sit cross-legged on blue and orange mats, cha
India Unheard team gathers in Goa for training programme; more reporters to join | Success | Mumbai:Community correspondents of India’s first community based news service, India Unheard, run by the NGO Video Volunteers have landed in Goa for a ten-da
A grassroots Reuters | Society | Times Crest:Awomen’s self-help group in Chhattisgarh tries to put the brakes on migration by making ready-to-eat powder for the mid-day meal programme, an Uttarkh
What if the poorest half a billion people of India has their voice: It’s possible by innovative journalism:The shining stories in media about the rise of India––from rubble to the second fastest growing economy in the world––has certainly eclipsed the fact
A school dropout, he documents Goa’s oral tribal history | TopNews:Panaji, Nov 9 A school dropout is now emerging as the custodian of Goa’s orally rendered tribal history. Too poor to buy a camera, he managed to get o
Innovation Agents: Jessica Mayberry, Founder of Video Volunteers:Imagine giving a village full of people who have never seen a film, barely ever watched television, much less have access to a computer, a way to chal
Innovation Agents: Jessica Mayberry, Founder of Video Volunteers:Imagine giving a village full of people who have never seen a film, barely ever watched television, much less have access to a computer, a way to chal
IndiaUnheard: Giving voice to the voiceless grassroots:The mainstream media is often criticised for privileging state-corporate messages and the concerns of the better off over those of the disadvantaged a
Video Volunteers: Telling the untold:Despite a proliferation of news channels and publications in India, often the mainstream media is unable to reach the far corners of the country. A un
India: Community journalism in the slums:MUMBAI, India — Zulekha Sayyed sits with the men. They talk about the garbage dump directly behind their community and how the children have been play
India: Video Giving A Voice To Marginalised Communities ·:Video Volunteers aims to empower the world’s poorest citizens to participate in the community media movement and make their voices heard. On May 3, Wo
Christy Raj: India’s first transgender journalist:Video Volunteers’s IndiaUnhard community news service is truly a team of people with unique experience and unique perspective. Meet Christy Raj, India
India launches ‘Unheard project’ on Press Freedom Day:Panaji: The Constitutionally-guaranteed but often only theoretical freedom of speech and expression is set to reach the country’s invisible millions a
India launches ‘Unheard project’ on Press Freedom Day:Panaji: The Constitutionally-guaranteed but often only theoretical freedom of speech and expression is set to reach the country’s invisible millions a
‘I’m here fishing for a good story’ – Cinema & Entertainment – News | News Syndication | Content Syndication:Bollywood actor Abhay Deol was in Ahmedabad as an ambassador of Video Volunteers to launch India Unheard – a community news service having a network o
Abhay Deol to launch ?IndiaUnheard’ community news service:An ambassador of Ahmedabad-based NGO Video Volunteers, film actor will launch India Unheard, a Community Service on March 27, Saturday in the city. Ab
Events – Abhay, Imtiaz Promote Video Volunteers:Abhay Deol has been chosen the brand ambassador of the organisation called Video Volunteers that acts for the cause of community media. The actor alon
Abhay Deol encourages slum kids to make films:Recently, Abhay Deol and Imtiaz Ali were seen encouraging a film screening event at a slum in Mumbai. The films screened here were made by the slum ch
NGOs tie up with IIMA to help slum dwellers | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis:IIMA will help the people in the city’s slums to bring about a positive social change as well as make a living by producing videos on social issues.
Mumbai’s slum youth say cut it!:The group has filmed a video magazine that aims to push a Mumbaikar to the polling booth on February 1.

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