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Indian weekly by women –   Update Update – November 27, 2016

Powerful local watchdog by women
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More than two decades ago, Indian women started a weekly in order to inform other women in remote parts of the country. It is called ‘Khabar Lahariya‘.
The paper covers local and rural issues in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. However the paper also deals with women’s rights and gender equality.

At first the weekly was hand-delivered by the reporters who are out in the villages gathering stories.

The Guardian about the Indian weekly by women: “As smartphones and internet use increase in India’s villages, Khabar Lahariya has adopted a digital-first strategy. Reporters are filing video reports, and instant updates on WhatsApp and Facebook, to reach new audiences.”
“In rural India, millions of people still live without electricity, but most households have at least one solar-powered battery charger for their mobile phone.”

The website received more than 700,000 hits, while the now-weekly print paper has a loyal readership of more than 50,000.

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 – Story Story June 28, 2014

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