Village Walks for Media Literacy

In September, the quiet, narrow lanes of many villages in Jharkhand came alive as women and young girls dressed in vibrant, colourful attires, took to the streets holding banners in yellow, orange, and white. The banners, consisting of media literacy tips, caught the attention of the villagers, sparking conversation and curiosity in the rural communities.…

When Retail Therapy Met Media Literacy

Malls are not just bustling centers of commerce; they’re lively worlds of their own. Within their walls, you’ll find excited shoppers indulging in retail therapy and leisurely browsing through displays. But beyond shopping and leisure, can malls also serve as hubs for promoting social causes and raising awareness about topics such as media literacy? Seema…

Incorporating Media into the Military

On a bright, sunny August morning, a sharp-looking cohort of 40 Gentlemen Cadets assembled in a hall at the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. However, it wasn’t just for another club meeting or a routine military training session. Instead, they had gathered for a FactShala training workshop led by trainer Dr. Taha Siddiqui, turning the morning…

Reaching the Unreachable

Kamala hails from Jammapudur, a village that lies at the foothills of the lush green Jawadhu Hills of Tamil Nadu. It is an interior village primarily inhabited by farmer families. Young and ambitious at 50, Kamala routinely goes on the field as part of her association with an NGO, where she works closely with the…

Celebrating the Way to Media Literacy

Residing in Feroke City, Calicut District, is Fathima, a twenty-seven-year-old aspiring journalist. She is a student at Media One Academy, Kozhikode, Kerala, an institute dedicated to imparting theoretical ability and industrial readiness to journalism students.  Among the many activities that the Academy hosts for the students was a media and information literacy workshop that FactShala…