Media non-profit Video Volunteers has launched a network of community journalists in India, each trained to tell their own stories in the form of video journalism. IndiaUnheard is the first-ever nationwide community video news service of its kind.
This video provides a quick introduction to the project:
From the website:
"IndiaUnheard comprises of a network of more than 30 Community Correspondents (CCs) from 24 states and union territories across India. These Community Correspondents represent India’s most marginalized perspectives, such as Dalits, tribal people and religious minorities. Through a rigorous training program, Correspondents have learned all manner of documentation, storytelling and video journalism. The powerful combination of these new media approaches—video journalism, SMS reporting and social media networking— allows them to engage with both a national and international audience in a truly innovative way."
This two-day forum looks at the rise of China as a digital superpower.
May 2010 marks 15 years of China's first connection to the public Internet and 15 years of digital mobile communications. Home to 400 million online and 750 million mobile consumers, China is giving birth to innovative start-ups and established multi-billion dollar enterprises in social networking, games, video, music and e-commerce.
Companies thriving in China will increasingly shape the global digital economy, either by their sheer scale at home or through investments and mergers and acquisitions in the United States and other developed economies.
Join this invitation-only forum to meet with industry leaders from China and overseas to assess the likely future shape and implications of China's rise for consumers, industry players, investors, researchers and policy makers.
Media & tech executives, entrepreneurs, academics and researchers, venture capitalists/private equity investors, policymakers.
Participation and Pricing
Noam Cohen and New York Times report on the leaking of an Iraq video that has brought notoriety to WikiLeaks, the site founded by Julian Assange to give safe haven to whistle blowers throughout the world:
"Three months ago, WikiLeaks, a whistleblower Web site that posts classified and sensitive documents, put out an urgent call for help on Twitter. “Have encrypted videos of U.S. bomb strikes on civilians. We need super computer time," stated the Web site, which calls itself “an intelligence agency of the people.” Somehow — it will not say how — WikiLeaks found the necessary computer time to decrypt a graphic video, released Monday, of a United States Army assault in Baghdad in 2007 that left 12 people dead, including two employees of the news agency Reuters. The video has been viewed more than two million times on YouTube, and has been replayed hundreds of times in television news reports."
According to the article, the success of WikiLeaks has positioned the inserted the site into the national discussion about the role of journalism in the digital age: "Where judges and plaintiffs could once stop or delay publication with a court order, WikiLeaks exists in a digital sphere in which information becomes instantly available." WikiLeaks refuses to say how it acquired the video.