Commitment to Action

A Media Network for the Most Disadvantaged

Commitment by

Video Volunteers

In 2012, Video Volunteers committed to recruiting and training Community Correspondents in India who will identify stories and produce video content on relevant local issues. These videos will then be promoted to local, national, and international media outlets. Through two one-year cycles, Video Volunteers will train 200 local individuals from rural areas in reporting, video production, community engagement, human rights, and community leadership - enabling them to create impactful stories that represent their communities. Video Volunteers will then connect these Community Correspondents to networks of local organizations that can both help with content creation as well as with promotion of that content through their networks. Given that 70 percent of Indians currently live in rural areas, while only two percent of media coverage is dedicated to rural issues, this commitment will bring the voices of underserved populations to important conversation about creating effective, pro-poor solutions.

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Commitment

A Media Network for the Most Disadvantaged

Launched

2012

Est. Duration

2 Years

Estimated Total Value

$1,000,000

Region

Asia

Countries

INDIA

Commitment by

Video Volunteers

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Change.org, American India Foundation