Community Correspondents

Video Volunteers

Video Volunteers

Video Volunteers (VV) runs India's only reporting network that's focused exclusively on providing broad coverage from the poorest, most media-dark districts in India. We currently have 206 individuals trained across India's most diverse and marginalised communities, who all earn a living as a VV Community Correspondent (CC). Our goal is to grow our network to ensure India's poorest and most conflict-ridden districts have a video producer and news outlet.

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Community Survey

New Farm Law: The People Whose Voice Matters The Most Tell Us What It Means

 
/ October 28, 2020

We get a sense about the new farm bills passed by the Union govt of India from Video Volunteers correspondents, several of whom are farmers or who work with the community.

Community Survey

Government Officials! Check WhatsApp, Your People Have Problems to Share

 
/ October 26, 2020

How are community media networks like Video Volunteers functioning when social distancing is the norm and venturing into communities is restricted?

Impact Story

Fixing India: Standing Up for People Affected by the Sardar Sarovar Dam

 
/ October 8, 2020

Chetan Salve, a community correspondent with Video Volunteers, led the decades-long efforts towards relief to those displaced by Narmada valley projects.

Community Survey

Fixing India: How Community Media Like Video Volunteers Changed During COVID-19

 
/ October 6, 2020

Fixing India is back with a season 2 documenting some of the most noteworthy impacts Video Volunteers has achieved in the recent past.

Community Survey

Asha Worker from Odisha Attacked and Beaten up by Villagers in Puri

 
/ October 1, 2020

Nirmala Dakua was surrounded by more than 500 villagers when she went to retrieve a COVID-19 positive patient.

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Wife Murdered | Rise In Domestic Violence During The Pandemic | COVID 19 | Jammu...

 
/ May 4, 2020

In Poonch district of Jammu, Zaitoon Bi allegedly succumbed to her husband’s violence. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the risk of intimate partner violence is likely to increase during the lockdown. Sadly, this is coming true in many parts of the country. Helpline numbers are of big...

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Hit by Lockdown, Migrant Labours are on Foot to Reach Home

 
/ April 9, 2020

Chaos ensued the lockdown declared on 24th March. The haunting images of thousands of people marching back home went viral. This long march continues till date. Here’s a group of people who are on a 150KM journey back home from one part of Jammu to the other. They have walked...

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A Blessing for Construction Workers – BOCW Act

 
/ March 25, 2020

BOCW Act for the very first in India, ensures that the well being and rights of the unorganized sector workers are'nt messed up with.