Contact Person: Upendra Aryal
Country : Nepal
Website : www.equalaccess.org.np
Faceook Page : www.facebook.com/EqualAccessNepal
Meroreport also features ‘Blogger of the Week’, a weekly section where youths are nominated for their contribution to citizen journalism and blogging in various issues, to further recognize and motivate youths for blogging practice. Meroreport project also has outreach activities such as ICT and new media training offered to youths, women, underserved communities and emerging journalists. It was also the Nepal partner for World Bloggers Day 2012. At present it has 1611 members who continuously contribute news, views and blogs for the website. There are 5375 blogs posted on various issues such as politics, society, gender equity, violence against women, peace building, local development issues and good governance among others.
Contact Person: Rahul Anand
Country : India
Website : www.thebetterindia.com
Faceook Page : www.facebook.com/thebetterindia
This helped them get leads for many articles and also acquire a readership of more than 500,000. By showcasing positive stories, TBI has catalyzed significant on-ground social impact. For example, its report on Help Desk, an innovative solution by NGO Arambh went viral on the web. Around 140,000 people watched the video in 6 days and the NGO received over 600 calls on the day it was published.A story about a child-care centre run by a 95 year old led to readers visiting the place and contributing Rs 5 lakh. There are many other such examples.
Contact Person: Kayonaaz Kalyanwala
Country : India
Website : www.videovolunteers.org
Faceook Page : www.facebook.com/VideoVolunteers
More than 300,000 people have seen these videos in live outdoor screenings in slums and villages. These videos are published on a daily basis on VV’s website www.videovolunteers.org and distributed via networks like Facebook, Twitter, and online and TV news platforms. VV’s content is regularly featured on various news portals and TV channels such as Huffington Post, Tehelka, Youth Ki Awaz, CNN-IBN, Headlines Today etc. So far, more than 1,10,000 people have taken concrete action after seeing VV’s films directly benefiting more than 1.2 million people. It has notched up 1,000,000+ YouTube views doubling its viewership in 2013-14.
Contact Person: Eileen Guo
Website : www.impassion.af
Faceook Page : www.facebook.com/impassionafghanistan
We heard from people in 27 of the country’s 34 provinces who sent reports to the Paiwandg?h.af citizen journalism platform about the elections. Since its debut Paiwandgah has given out 41 reporting assignments and received 1,334 reports between February and mid August. It has developed a database of 129 citizen journalists and are adding to it with more details about who they are to provide context to their reports. It is also working with civil society groups to get more women to contribute reports. It also trains people in citizen journalism.