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.