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Hi Bettina,
The target audience for these videos are local government officials as well as Communities themselves. Correspondents are trained not just to report, but also to initiate local campaigns, and approximately 1 in 5 videos manages to solve the underlying issue. These are produced as “Impact videos” (inspirational stories of bottom-up change that document how community media has led to concrete change). You can view our “impact videos” here - https://www.videovolunteers.org/category/videos/impact-indiaunheard/
The change is brought about by providing information, rallying people to believe collective action works, networking with other activists, fostering community-level discussion through screenings and discussion clubs, and acting as a bridge to the local administration, which is often unaware of people’s problems, the Correspondents bring about the change. That is why we also call them “Community Changemakers”.
When necessary, Video Volunteers armed with these videos, start petitions, lobby the state or national administration, or engage the media in order to bring about the change.
It is a Community Based model that can be replicated by other Communities.
Hope that this clarifies your query.
Many thanks,
Kanika

Dear Kate,
Yes, this is our website- https://www.videovolunteers.org/. Our Community Correspondents bring about change by providing information, rallying people to believe collective action works, networking with other activists, fostering community-level discussion through screenings and discussion clubs, and acting as a bridge to the local administration, which is often unaware of people’s problems. When necessary, Video Volunteers will start petitions, lobby the state or national administration, or engage the media in order to bring about the change. Here is the link to ur impact stories that tells you more about this. https://www.videovolunteers.org/category/videos/impact-indiaunheard/.
In so far as Andrea (Use Case 4 - The Unusual Suspect) is concerned, while I could not locate the actual case, Video Volunteer’s community mobilising and monitoring model can be adapted anywhere in the world. It involves identifying champions within local communities and training them on entitlements, how to make their communities aware of these entitlements, capture gaps, mobilise their communities, and then advocate for change by campaigning, including meetings with local authorities.
Regards,
Kanika

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