Community Correspondents

Mohammad Javed Ansari

Mohammad Javed Ansari primarily reports on issues related to Muslim minority groups Mohammad Javed Ansari, a Muslim, experiences life as a minority group member. His identity has propelled him to combat the discrimination that Muslims in the region experience on a daily basis. His community is mostly Muslim, but the village sits in a Hindu majority state and country. Religious discrimination has led the state government to ignore development needs and issues of the village. Lack of state resources and opportunities forced Javed to drop out of school at a young age. Javed employs journalism as a means to uplift his community and encourage non-discriminatory systems and cultures. His reporting often focuses on education issues. He advocates for improved quality of education and equitable access to education for all youth. Javed is often dissatisfied with India’s mainstream media—he feels that it often fails to portray the reality of Muslim minority groups. His commitment to bring more truth to the media and to change his village’s reality drives his work with Video Volunteers.

Videos from Mohammad

No school for these children

/ August 25, 2015

Sundari, Block Bhabani, Sonbhadra district, Uttar Pradesh | Javed Ansari   In 2010 and 63 years after independence, India became one of 135 countries to make education the fundamental right of every child by passing the Right to Education Act. Better late than never? Not in small villages like Sundari,...