Knowledge & Media: Websites

Posted on April 27, 2014

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 Knowledge & Media: Websites

  1. Gramvaani built a news-over-phone citizen journalism service that in now deployed in Jharkhand, Bihar, and MP in India, and in Afghanistan and Pakistan internationally, and has seen over 1.5 million users and 6 million phone calls.
    They are also building similar services in urban areas for citizen-based monitoring of public services. Their technologies thus empower even poorly-literate and low-income communities to create and share local content. (checked on 8 Oct. 2020)
  2. Public Service Broadcasting Trust (2000) is a pioneering non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation based in New Delhi, that commissions, mentors and produces independent documentary films, and empowers the production of independent documentaries, to critical acclaim around the world. (checked on 8 Mar. 2018)

  3. Center for Media Studies is a body of artists, academics, researchers, students and scholars actively involved in the production of visual content, performance, teaching/learning media, film, media studies, television and in general, all forms of visual media,arts and culture. This organisation focuses on academic interactions, debates, workshops, festivals, conferences and innovations in media and cultural studies. (checked on 10 Nov. 2017)

  4. जन सूचना पोर्टल-२०१९ अपनी तरह का पहला ऐसा प्रयास है जिसमें सरकार द्वारा वार्ड/पंचायत में क्रियान्वित सभी योजनाओं की जानकारी एक ही जगह उपलब्ध करवाई जा रही है. आम जन को जन-सूचना पोर्टल http://jansoochna.rajasthan.gov.in के माध्यम से कम से कम विकल्पों का चयन करने पर ही सूचना प्राप्त करने की सुविधा उपलब्ध करवाई गई है. Information on all schemes being offered through Wards/ Panchayats of Rajasthan is being made available through this portal. (checked on 27 Dec. 2019)

  5. Savitribai Phule Pune University campus community radio station Vidyavani 104.7 FM. (checked on 21 Oct. 2019)

  6. Film And Television Institute of India campus community radio station 90.4 FM (checked on 21 Oct. 2019)

  7. PARI is both a living journal and an archive. It will generate and host reporting on the countryside that is current and contemporary, while also creating a database of already published stories, reports, videos and audios from many sources. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  8. Access to Knowledge is a campaign launched by The Centre for Internet & Society to promote the fundamental principles of justice, freedom, and economic development. It deals with issues like copyrights, patents and trademarks, which are an important part of the digital landscape and has advocated against laws (such as PUPFIP Bill) that privatize public funded knowledge. (checked 24 Aug. 2015)

  9. Adivaani (the first voices) is a platform for indigenous expression and assertion. It is an archiving, chronicling, publishing and disseminating outfit of and by the 104 million indigenous peoples of India (Adivasi). Their intervention through multiform and multimedia is about literary, socio-cultural-politico and identity engagements and inquiries with and within their lived in wisdom, lived in knowledge and theirr everyday realities. (checked on 14 Oct. 2019)

  10. The Ethereum Foundation’s mission is to promote and support research, development and education to bring decentralized protocols and tools to the world that empower developers to produce next generation decentralized applications (dapps), and together build a more globally accessible, more free and more trustworthy Internet. (checked on 20 Mar. 2017)

  11. 95 Theses about Technology - the purpose of a thesis is to start a discussion. A thesis is not a conclusion, or a conviction, but an assertion that’s designed to get people talking. It may be right or wrong. In fact sometimes wrong theses are the most productive. (checked on 22 Nov. 2017)

  12. Sharing session (a forum for conversations amongst activists and academics on issues relating to science and democracy) is one of the regular activities of Knowledge In Civil Society (KICS) trust. These are organised around contemporary themes relevant to KICS work as an exercise of learning from each other. The objective is to deepen our shared understanding of the theme and to appreciate the key cross linkages, especially in the realm of Science, Technology & Society. Find a list of previous sharing sessions here. (checked on 9 Mar. 2017)

  13. The FREE/DEM: BEYOND AIRWAVES initiative bridges the gap between community media, digital inclusion and citizen journalism, and provides a platform for community media practitioners, interested citizen journalists, and grassroots media practitioners to redress the one way flow of information in the media by posting their own stories and viewpoints.(checked on 27 Feb. 2017)

  14. Sarathi-Jhalak is a Community Radio Station, developed and run primarily by women. Located on the eastern periphery of Bangalore, it transmits programmes aimed mainly at youth, to 63 villages in this area, covering a population of close to a million.

  15. Blog of Prof. Simon Batterbury with some open access references in the field of political ecology and social science. (checked on 6 Dec. 2015)

  16. Knowledge in Civil Society is a forum for conversations amongst activists, practitioners and academics on issues relating to science and democracy, cutting across different sectors. KICS has been started as a platform to deal with hitherto neglected aspects of science and democracy, to lead to a more people-centric science and technology policy, education, projects and regulation. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  17. AgriWisdom Blog, mainly through visuals in the form of posters, describes the wonders of Diversity and the stunning achievements of the farmers whose meticulous observations, perseverance and hard work across generations have passed on to us an invaluable treasure of Seeds. Material created by Soumik Banerjee who is an Explorer and Wanderer who is bewildered with the stunning diversity of Nature and the unassuming spirit of traditional communities. (checked on 2 Dec. 2019)

  18. PUKAR aims to democratize research and broaden access to knowledge among disenfranchised or weakly institutionalized groups and to create a space from which their non traditional and non expert knowledge can contribute to local, national and global debates about their own futures. It promotes research as a right for everyone and uses it as tool for pedagogy, advocacy, intervention and transformation. Visit their blog. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  19. Global University for Sustainability (Global U) supports the proliferation of autonomous and self-managing local bodies and their interdependent networking for ecological and socio-economic sustainability with justice. (checked on 4 Feb. 2016)

  20. PAVAI is a tribute to the art of Indian puppetry and its practitioners. Puppetry, one of the most ancient forms of entertainment, poses a real challenge to the imagination and the creative ability of the individual. Of all art forms, it is probably the least restricted in form, design, colour and movement. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  21. SynTalk (short for Synthesis Talk)​ is a freewheeling interdisciplinary talk show with a philosophical approach to understanding the world from a long term perspective. SynTalk believes that all understanding lies on nodes, and it therefore brings together concepts, ideas and opinions from different epistemological categories under one topic in one episode. The goal is to contribute and promote original interdisciplinary collaboration & research inside, outside, and across academic institutions, companies, think tanks, independent intellectuals, students, hobbyists, connoisseurs, and common folk. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  22. Sangham Radio a community radio service run by Deccan Development Society, Andhra Pradesh, focuses on several issues like autonomous markets and food and seed sovereignty, particularly for women farmers. A daily broadcast of ninety minutes on these issues is done over the program- Eak Duniya Anek Awaz. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  23. Ujjas Radio is community radio run in 26 villages of Nakhatrana, Kachchh, Gujarat, by Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan. Currently it has three hours of broadcasting services on issues concerning lives of rural communities. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  24. Video Volunteers, an international community media organization, equips women and men in underdeveloped areas with video journalism skills, enabling entire communities to expose underreported stories from their communities and take action to right the wrongs of poverty, injustice and inequality. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  25. Ufaan.org - video producing group (checked on 2 Mar. 2016)

  26. Report on Noongarpedia includes stories of present-day efforts to maintain the tradition of Noongar (Aboriginal Australian) cultural resilience through novel, contemporary and globally networked means.  (checked on 3 Aug. 2017)

  27. Ecuador’s FLOK Society (Free-Libre, Open Knowledge) project (commissioned in 2013) marked the first time a nation state commissioned a practical plan to transition to a mature Peer to Peer Economy. It was initiated to “fundamentally re-imagine Ecuador”, based on the principles of open networks, peer production and a commons of knowledge. (checked on 19 Sep. 2018)

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