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

ARTICLE 17: Our First Call to the National Commission of Scheduled Castes

 
/ March 7, 2017

ARTICLE 17 is a campaign launched by Video Volunteers on April 14th, 2012, to urge the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, to prosecute cases of untouchability.

Training for Change

 
/ November 30, 2015

Before Aarti Bai Valmiki was trained in 2013 as a community correspondent, she had never held a camera in her life. She had only held a broom and faced daily discrimination as a woman and as an ‘untouchable’manual scavenger. On October 4, 2015, she won VV’s Most Consistent CC award...

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Witch-Hunting: A Dark Spell on India

 
/ March 8, 2017

Think witch-hunting is a thing of the past? Think again.

50 million affected by Arsenic Poisoning in West Bengal

 
/ March 8, 2017

As rural West Bengal’s residents die of poisoning, the local administration claims they have no knowledge of the problem in the area Everyday Jahema Bewa has to trudge miles through muddy fields to get drinking water. While there are deep tubewells in her village, Jahema and others in her village...

Let our love abide: Bismarque Dias

 
/ December 10, 2015

“Be Kind, Live Kind…together we can make a difference.” This video is a tribute to Bismarque Dias, his fiery spirit, and his unending love for his Mother, Goa. In his early days, Bismarque spent his time as a priest inspiring young people across Goa to voice their opinions and concerns....

Gearing up for India’s largest Community Media Gathering

 
/ September 24, 2015

If you are based in Goa – or excited enough about the community movement in India to travel from far to see it up close – we invite you to come join the fun.

You are Invited to India’s largest Community Media Gathering

 
/ September 21, 2015

Dear Members of the Media, What will 150 people armed with cell-phone cameras and trained in documentation, storytelling and video journalism be doing, from 29 September through 4 October in Goa? And why will film-star Abhay Deol be joining them on their final evening? This is to invite you to come and find out: at...

61 families suffer due to lack of anaganwadi facilities

 
/ March 7, 2017

An Anganwadi center in a village is one of the essential most institutions in a rural setting to ensure a healthy, educated and aware child and mother. However, this village in Bisungarh district of Jharkhand, home to over at least 61 mothers worry that their children are denied the benefits of...