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.

 

Videos from Video

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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.

Having Fled Myanmar, Many Rohingya Now Face Prejudice in Jammu

 
/ March 26, 2018

Most of the legally recognised Rohingya in India are settled in Jammu & Kashmir and they face tough living conditions, along with the risk of deportation.

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Battling Parkinson’s Disease with Hope

 
/ March 16, 2018

An organisation in Goa provides a support group for those living with Parkinson’s disease.

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Visually Impaired Man Campaigns to Build Road, Wins

 
/ March 16, 2018

In Rajasthan, a visually impaired man puts his life on the line to get a concrete road built.

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International Women’s Day: #TimeIsNow to Create Systems of Support and Solidarity

 
/ March 8, 2018

Five years after the 181 Women’s Helpline was launched as a comprehensive support system for women, here’s looking at what it takes to build networks of support and solidarity that are sensitive, survivor-centric and just.

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Kashmiri Eye Pellet Victim Waits for Justice in Darkness

 
/ March 1, 2018

A young man blinded by a pellet gunshot is still waiting for compensation from the Jammu and Kashmir government.

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Communities Come Together to Ensure Better Maternal Health

 
/ February 12, 2018

Despite the government’s promises, lack of infrastructure and problems of access endanger maternal health across rural India. Communities are stepping in and holding the system accountable.