Participatory content creation: voice, communication, and development

  title={Participatory content creation: voice, communication, and development},
  author={Jo Tacchi and Jerry Watkins and Kosala Keerthirathne},
  journal={Development in Practice},
  pages={573 - 584}
This article uses the example of a mobile mixed-media platform – a converted three-wheeled auto-rickshaw – in Sri Lanka in order to explore whether and how content-creation activities can enable marginalised communities to have a voice. It draws upon research into participatory content-creation activities conducted in 15 locations across India, Indonesia, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The main findings are: the need to pay attention to context when thinking about what might be locally appropriate… 
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