Mobile News Network Helps Counteract Violence in Rural India

Apr 302012

Not long ago, officials sent to work in India's rural Chhattisgarh region often viewed the assignment as a "punishment post" because of the region's isolation, violence and lack of infrastructure. Slowly, that is changing, says Knight International Journalism Fellow Shubhranshu Choudhary. In a recent interview with The Times of India, Choudhary says officers, many of whom face daily dangers, have become idealistic in their efforts to bring hope and change to the troubled area, thanks in part to Choudhary's mobile news network.