Using Mobile Phones to Empower India's Poor

In rural India, where Internet penetration can be less than one percent (leading to a “dark” media zone), journalist Shubhranshu Choudhary started a mobile phone network to help people voice local issues and concerns. Since CGNet Swara launched in 2010, citizens have called in more than 300,000 reports, and 4,700 fact-checked stories have been aired and shared on the CGNet Swara website, and beyond.

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