Mobile Network in Rural India Finds a Powerful New Ally

May 72012

Shubranshu Choudhary's mobile news network has become known primarily through word-of-mouth. As a Knight International Journalism Fellow he developed CGnet Swara and trains citizen journalists to use the service to report news from their tribal regions. Activists, government officials, mainstream media and others can check for new reports by phone or online. CGnet Swara gets 200 reports per day.

Now, a new website is helping to spread the word. Rising Voices "aims to extend the benefits and reach of citizen media by connecting online media activists around the world." The group recently featured CGnet Swara.