Swara Session at the SRUTI Saathi Sammelan in Maangaon, Maharashtra April 6, 2012

Earlier this year (Feb) we were invited to the SRUTI Saathi Sammelan to talk about how to use communication and technology (including but not limited to Swara) to participate in democracy. We took along a portable Swara IVR server and did a day long session with the participants. The SRUTI folks were kind enough to […]

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Video Post: CGNet Swara Founder talks about Democratization of Media at TedX March 9, 2012

Shubhranshu Choudhary is a Knight International Journalism Fellow and the founder of CGNet Swara. Shubhranshu was a BBC South Asia producer for more than 10 years. He serves as a media trainer for theBBC World Service Trust, the United Nations and Indian universities.He produced the first television coverage of foreign militants operating in Indian Kashmir […]

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Video Post: Voices Across the Digital Divide Presentation March 9, 2012

This is a video Arjun recorded while in Indonesia with Internews to replicate the CGNet Swara experiment for RuaiTV in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. RuaiTV are supported locally by AirPutih and Harry Surjadi who is a Knight International Journalism Fellow working with the International Center for Journalists. Like this:Like Loading…

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Video Post: How to alter an MP3’s bitrate for publishing on Swara March 9, 2012

In this video we show how to alter an MP3’s bit rate (frequency), so that it plays correctly over the Swara IVR. The Swara IVR system uses the Asterisk PBX system to interface with the GSM/Landline networks. In our pilot, we have found best results with sound recorded at 8000 KHz. Like this:Like Loading…

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