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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.

 

Videos from Video

70 Years On, West Pakistan Refugees Continue to Live a Life of Irony

 
/ June 20, 2018

In Jammu and Kashmir's Lassipora, the West Pakistan refugees say they're at the risk of being displaced because of the government’s double-dealing.

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Are Awareness Programmes Enough to Declare a Village Cashless?

 
/ June 6, 2018

Lanura and Manzigam were the first villages in Kashmir to go ‘cashless’, but they don’t even have efficient roads, electricity and water supply, nevermind internet connection.

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Clean Up Your Act, and Clean Up the Environment

 
/ June 5, 2018

When it comes to the environment, there is a definite truth to the cliché, ‘change begins with us’.

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Locked and Defunct: How Panchayats Work in Pulwama

 
/ May 18, 2018

Ever since the Panchayati Raj Act was adopted, the panchayat buildings in this Pulwama village are regularly painted and maintained; only to open for elections.

World Press Freedom Day: People’s Media Keeps Power in Check

 
/ May 3, 2018

Critiquing the media, Mark Twain said, “There are laws to protect the freedom of the press’ speech, but none that are worth anything to protect the people from the press.”

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Ambedkar Jayanti: Keeping Ambedkar’s dream relevant

 
/ April 14, 2018

As statues of B.R. Ambedkar get vandalised across the country, Video Volunteers asks people across India if the architect of the Indian constitution is still relevant.

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Dalits and Adivasis Struggle to Pierce Through Crass Atrocities Even Today

 
/ April 13, 2018

A survey conducted by Video Volunteers with the SC/ST community in India reaffirms a fact everyone knows, but few talk about - discrimination exists and more than 50% of the respondents have experienced it in its most crass form - untouchability.

Rural Roads: Bengal Government Fails to Keep Poll Promises

 
/ March 30, 2018

A 4 kilometer long road connecting at least five villages lies broken for four years, despite state-level budget of 3962 crores being allocated for maintaining roads.