Watch How A Journalist Uses Mobile Phones To Empower India’s Poor

Posted on July 2, 2014 in Society, Specials, Video

Change depends on the access to information and active opinions around it. Information and opinions are generated when people speak up on issues they are concerned about. The lack of a strong platform which allows them to do so in a non-obtrusive manner has always been needed. Now, technology has stepped in and wireless connectivity and mobile networks have bridged the gap between the informed and the uninformed.

Technology empowers lives and changes them for better, however the curse of its unaffordability haunts inclusivity and the impact doesn’t ripple out to the last person on the road. A journalist is out to change this with his ambitious ‘experiment’.

Shubhranshu Choudhary, who has been a veteran journalist for a long time has now devoted his time to lend voice to the unrepresented and unheard people in the interiors of the country where no journalist cares to step in and chronicle their issues. His venture called CGNet Swara is a mobile accessible platform where anyone can voice his issues and opinions by simply dialling a number and at the same time, listen to the ones already recorded by citizen journalists. The impact of such a simple tool has been profound on the lives of people who have changed polarity from being depressed and unheard to finally becoming change makers.