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Video Post: CGNet Swara Founder talks about Democratization of Media at TedX

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…

Video Post: Voices Across the Digital Divide Presentation

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…

Swara meets Ushahidi

A couple of months ago, while I was visiting Borneo, I was looking at the Swara blog interface and wondering if there was some way to make it more exciting and informative, so that even people who didn’t necessarily want to wade through audio files could still get a clear visual snapshot of the subjects…

Swara goes “hyperlocal” at Jan Swasthya Sahyog, Ganiyari, Chhattisgarh

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Earlier this month I turned on the first of what I hope will be many “hyperlocal” deployments of the Swara platform at Jan Swasthya Sahyog in Ganiyari village, just outside Bilaspur in Chhatisgarh (Central India).The platform will be used by the community health workers associated with JSS, to record health related information from the field using their mobile…

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