Tag: citizen journalism

Save Tiracol Save Goa

 
/ July 27, 2015

Leading Hotels Ltd. has proposed to set up a massive resort on the northern most tip of Goa, in Tiracol village. This proposal has been facing opposition from residents of Tiracol for over seven years. The proposal includes a resort with 198 villas and a US PGA Standard championship Golf...

Citizen Action helps Council Members Receive Due Salary

 
/ September 15, 2016

Every village in India that has a population of at least 300 people, is governed by a Panchayat, whose members are elected from among the villagers. These elected leaders oversee local affairs ranging from road construction and sanitation to education and maintaining civil records. The Panchayats are, so to speak,...

Impact: 250 MGNREGA workers get paid after 18 months

 
/ April 21, 2016

Ratna Roy, a labourer from West Bengal had toiled hard under the rural employment guarantee scheme MGNREGA to earn her promised daily bread. But her efforts were in vain as the administration of Cooch Behar, West Bengal did not pay her wages for one and a half years. Just like Ratna...

VV Impact: Women fight against discrimination, win work in NREGA after two years

 
/ May 1, 2016

Women of Keshavpur village, Uttar Pradesh had been denied work under NREGA (National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) for two years because of the patriarchal views of the authorities of the region. Under NREGA, every member of rural India, who demands work has the right to get work. However, the employment...

Women bring water home after six months

 
/ April 19, 2016

In spite of water connections in the area, women of Shramiknagar, an area in Nashik, would wake up every day at 5 am to fetch water from a nearby tank for six months. Reason being that the officials would refuse to supply water to their area, which is home to...

Apparently, this is a ‘Road’ in West Bengal

 
/ March 23, 2016

Potholes are an everyday occurrence on Indian roads – big or small in most cities and villages. In big cities, when one finds such stretches of road travelers take an alternative route but what if there are no alternative routes? For 11,000 inhabitants of a village called Nagrakata in West...

Community Correspondent Diaries- Amit Topno

 
/ July 11, 2013

Amit Topno shares his experiences on making his first film Hungry Elephants Raid Rural Jharkhand Elephants are a real menace where I stay. Everyone is very worried about the situation as our lives are affected on a daily basis. Agriculture is our mainstay in Nichitpur but all farming activities are...

Video Volunteers: Citizen Journalism and Security

 
/ April 7, 2013

 “I was punished for communicating” – Mumia Abu-Jamal A Community Correspondent has to face and overcome many obstacles on the way to produce his/her video and later, to use the video to bring about social change. First, they overcome the fear of the camera, while in front of it and...