Emergent practices around CGNet Swara, voice forum for citizen journalism in rural India

  title={Emergent practices around CGNet Swara, voice forum for citizen journalism in rural India},
  author={Preeti Mudliar and Jonathan Donner and William Thies},
  journal={Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development},
  • P. Mudliar, J. Donner, W. Thies
  • Published 12 March 2012
  • Political Science, Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development
Rural communities in India are often underserved by the mainstream media. While there is a public discourse surrounding the issues they face, this dialogue typically takes place on television, in newspaper editorials, and on the Internet. Unfortunately, participation in such forums is limited to the most privileged members of society, excluding those individuals who have the largest stake in the conversation. This paper examines an effort to foster a more inclusive dialogue by means of a simple… Expand
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