Community Correspondents

Shah Faisal

State: Bihar
Shah Faisal is a Community Correspondent for Video Volunteer's Bihar Unheard team and an important pillar at hyper-local news platform Main Media. Faisal is using alternative media to bring attention to problems faced by people in rural Bihar. He has been successful in using media effectively to put pressure on authorities and get long pending issues resolved. He is training youths in Mobile Journalism (MoJo). He is also a part of Change Chitra program run by Video Volunteers and US Embassy. ‘Open Defecation Failure’, a documentary made by Faisal’s team brought forth the harsh truth of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream project – Swacch Bharat Mission.

Videos from Shah

Farmers battling Climate Change

/ August 12, 2022

The Community Correspondent (CC) Md. Shah Faisal went to Kishanganj District in Bihar state after an unseasonal and torrential rain in October 2021.

Hailstorm Leaves Farmers Shattered in Kishanganj 

/ April 23, 2022

The storm was so powerful that many roofs were blown away and trees uprooted damaging the walls and in few cases, the entire houses collapsed.

Slow Response To The Vaccination Drive in Bihar’s Kishanganj District | COVID-19

/ June 29, 2021

Rumors and false reports circulated on social media keep people away.

Horrid Condition of Quarantine Centre in Bihar

/ June 16, 2020

Video Volunteers correspondent Shah Faisal reports on the horrid conditions of quaratine centres in Bihar

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High Level of Iron Content in Water, Leading to Skin Diseases and Gallstones in Kishanganj...

/ December 28, 2019

A large population is at risk in Kishanganj district, located in the north-east of the state of Bihar, due to water-borne diseases.