The new jungle drums

By Keya Acharya on Feb. 12, 2014 in Knowledge and Media

Adivasi Gonds use cell phones to share local news and to air grievances through CGNetSwara, which gives the Adivasi Gonds of Central India a voice that reflects their interests, their local news and events.

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Media For the Masses: the Usage Patterns and Social Consequences of a Mobile-Phone Based Citizen Journalism Platform in Madhya-Pradesh by Sarah Corsa (on CGNet Swara, a citizen journalism initiative). The program impacted the village by making the community stronger and more trusting, as well as empowering women. As a whole, participatory media in rural communities can give citizens more agency and control over their lives.


Story Tags: CGNetSwara, Shubhranshu Choudhary, Adivasi Gonds, Bill Thies, Cell phone-based networking systems

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