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: 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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shot_1326278562008 Swara goes “hyperlocal” at Jan Swasthya Sahyog, Ganiyari, Chhattisgarh February 4, 2012

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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Swicnews Swara in Indonesia December 3, 2011

Note: This article draws on several comparisons between India and Indonesia in terms of connectivity and chinese culture. As more replications of the Swara technology happen across the developing world, I hope to draw a baseline that is shared by many countries. Ever since the CGNet Swara pilot in Chhattisgarh (India) went viral, we’ve been […]

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