Video Volunteers & Doordarshan

Video Volunteers ( is a media and human rights organization that is growing and changing together with the media and social change space in India. It has been creating programs and projects that empower poor and marginalized communities with a voice to address poverty, inequality and injustice.

Video Volunteers Community Video Units (CVUs) create platforms for communities to dialog and find solutions, and empower people to take action on local issues. These community video producers make films on issues decided by community editorial boards that they then screen back on widescreen projectors to thousands of people in the community.  Thousands of people have taken action on their issues after seeing these films.

IndiaUnheard telecast partnership with DOORDARSHAN KENDRAS (DDK)

IndiaUnheard is the first ever community news service launched by Video Volunteers. This new initiative is constituted of a network of community correspondents who are trained to tell unique stories; stories about their own communities; stories which are otherwise left untold.
IndiaUnheard which was and is being distributed online and through social media – thus limiting its reach to a wider audience for creating a better impact in bringing a change into the lives of the Unheard.

DOORDARSHAN being India’s National broadcaster that reaches across India through its State Doordarshan Kendras (DDK) could enable this change more effectively through partnership with Video Volunteers.

This partnership and agreement was initiated and enabled between Video Volunteers and Doordarshan India for telecast at DDK’s in India through Aakaar Consulting.

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