Citizen journalism, activism and education in rural India

February 6, 2014 at 6:20 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

IU Impact: Citizen Journalist Revives Education in Rural India

This is a great piece done by a young citizen journalist in the rural India village of Jharkhand. The village school had been shut done due to the negligence of the hired teacher. Mukesh Rajak, a Community Correspondent, used his own camera and showed the public the horrible conditions for the students and staff. This is a great example of citizen journalism being used the right way. When traditional media can’t/won’t help…activists can gain support from the public using social media tools.

As a result of Rajak’s work, the school was reopened.

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Radio Bridging Education Gap in Rural India

January 26, 2014 at 5:47 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

Despite the prevalence of mobile technology, radio continues to remain a major source of information to many developing areas. Here’s a look at how education radio programming works for rural children in India.

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