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Video Volunteers: Stories From The India You’re Not Supposed to Hear About
My guest today is the founder of Video Volunteers, Jessica Mayberry. We sound down with her at their headquarters in Goa. While there is much pride about India as a democracy where people have rights and representation, there is also another side of India domestic and international media rarely hear about - the marginalized groups of this vast country (think geography, caste, class, ethnicity, gender, and more). Since 2003, Video Volunteers has been daring to challenge the status quo of media within Indian democracy, helping train and amplify video reporting by members of communities that are considered by those in power as unimportant, weak, or inferior. Today on the program we're in Goa, at the headquarters of Video Volunteers listening to founder Jessica Mayberry explain what the organization has been up to; their successes, goals, and challenges that have come along with helping these embattled voices be heard.