Category: m-NEWS & JOURNALISM
Original title: CGnet Swara
Producer: Shubhranshu Choudhary
Organisation: CGnet Swara
Location: Chhattisgarh, INDIA
Platform: Mobile Based
language: Hindi, Gondi, Kudukh and Chhattisgarh
CGnet Swara is a community radio station based in Chhattisgarh which is accessible via a mobile phone. It endeavours to provide a platform for the rural folk to upload and share important community related information using a low cost mobile phone.This system enables trained amateur journalists in the Chhattisgarh state to call and narrate local news bulletins to a central number where all these reports are recorded and checked by moderators. They can report on varied issues of general interest including the weather, crop related information, festivals, fairs etc.