Story 4: A gatekeeper of misinformation

Karishma Choudhary a 23-year-old postgraduate Geology student was an intern in Radio Kamalvaani 90.4 FM, a community radio station in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan. During her internship, a radio program on media literacy on misinformation and fake news was aired for their local audiences, aiming to empower them with approaches and skills to consume information critically, especially…

Story 1: Empowering tribals through media literacy

Jaskandih is a village located in PurbiSinghbhum district of Jharkhand, situated five km away from sub-district headquarters Golmuri-cum-Jugsalai and 16 km away from district headquarter Jamshedpur. The region is dominated by a tribal population. A short voice note popped up on the mobile phones of several residents of the village and quickly went viral across…

Case Study #3

Providing accurate information during the COVID-19 pandemic Green Jalpaiguri, an NGO, provides medical supplies to the community while helping to fight disinformation. Credit Internews Green Jalpaiguri, a non-profit organization serving the poor in Jalpaiguri, has provided oxygen and ambulance services during the pandemic to people who have few resources. Through his work, Ankur Das, the…

Case Study #2

“Water Warriors” fight misinformation about rivers and droughts The Atreyee River, which supplies irrigation water to Balurghat, a small town in West Bengal, has faced drought conditions due to the construction of a dam. Tuhin Subhra Mandal, an environmental activist and founder of the non-profit Dishari Sankalpa, is concerned about the misinformation that is rampant…

Case Study #1

Sundarsing Rabha is a 35-year-old activist, local community leader and a forest-dweller who has been fighting for the rights of the Rabha tribe for over 15 years. The Rabha tribe has been credited with conserving the forests in Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri and parts of Darjeeling since the mid-19th century.