How Video Volunteers and The Quint Together Countered COVID Misinformation in Rural India

 

The poor and marginalised were among the worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. They did not have immediate and ready access to treatment, vaccine and correct information on the viral disease. Unverified forwards on WhatsApp and social media led to vaccine hesitancy and that slowed down the process of recovering from the pandemic.

Video Volunteers and The Quint partnered together to use to same medium - social media, to counter misinformation. Using the vast reach Video Volunteers has in rural India through its Community Correspondents, together they distributed fact-checked and verified information to dispel rumors on the disease and encourage people to get vaccinated.

Apart from social media campaigns, on-ground events like 'Jaan Jao, Jaan Bachao' were organised in the tea gardens of West Bengal to spread awareness about the disease and its vaccine.

MGNREGA workers demands renewal of thier Job Cards

 
/ June 30, 2022

The Community Correspondent (CC) Harishankar reports that 35 families had their job cards made 10 years ago and due to non - renewal of these cards, they are not getting any MGNREGA jobs.

The Rhythmic Tribal Culture

 
/ June 29, 2022

Bastar, in Chattisgarh State, India, is well known for their tribal population, and their unique, distinctive cultural heritage. In this area, the tradition of playing Madar has been going on since time immemorial.

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