शुक्रवार, 22 नवंबर 2013

मंगलवार, 29 अक्तूबर 2013

सोमवार, 28 अक्तूबर 2013

चरखा में रिंकू कुमारी का आलेख

रिंकू कुमारी अप्पन समाचार की संपादक है। 

चरखा में अनीता की स्टोरी

अनीता कुमारी अप्पन समाचार की रिपोर्टर है। 

शनिवार, 12 अक्तूबर 2013

Underage brides, unrealistic dreams

An aspiring journalist shares the stories of young Indian girls forced into abusive marriages.

Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 13:07
Khushboo and her friends cover stories focusing on issues of women's rights in their village [Viewfinder/Al Jazeera] 
For centuries, the situation for women in India has been poor. Ill-treatment, justified by religious and social paradigms, is simply a way of life for many.
In the 21st century, we are constantly being told about how modern we have become and how the treatment of women has supposedly improved. The reality is very different and women and girls still face innumerable problems - problems which would be unimaginable by much of the developed world.
I am from Bihar State in northern India. It is one of the most backward and male-dominated states in the country and it is where almost 70 percent of child marriages occur. I grew up in Muzaffarpur district, a mainstay of commercial industries in India.
For five years I have volunteered as a citizen journalist with the local news channel Appan Samachar. It means ‘Our News’. Together with my friends, we cover issues with a focus on women’s rights and screen our reports at the local market. The area I live in gives me intimate access to many stories which are often ignored by the mainstream media.
Very recently I have been following the story of Shilpi Kumari, a young girl who has undergone unthinkable torture at the hands of her in-laws.
She was married at the age of 16 to a much older groom. Her aunt and grandfather thought she was old enough to get married and that she would be happy with her in-laws.
However, the groom and his older brother’s wife would often beat her if they felt she did not cook rice properly and, on some occasions, even threw scalding hot water over her.
I began reporting on Shilpi’s story after I heard of an incident in which she was was tied up, gagged and left on the railway track to die by her in-laws. Somehow she managed to escape and fled to her mother’s place but her in-laws returned and took her away again.
To find out more, we interviewed Shilpi’s grandfather about what happened. He was very unhappy about the situation but said that he would have preferred it if Shilpi had died on the tracks instead of returning to the family home. For him, the shame of a divorced granddaughter was too much to bear.
It is hard to believe that women still live like this in the 21st century but it is not an isolated case, it is a reality for many women living in Muzaffarpur, Bihar State.

Here, it is common for girls to get married in their early teens, some as young as 12. For many young brides, marriage signals the end of their childhood and any dreams they had.
It is normal practice for brides to move into her husband’s family home, especially in rural areas. But for some couples this can cause tensions. Some girls are treated like ‘bonded labourers’ - a type of debt slave - by their in-laws.
There are many more cases like Shipi’s. These girls believe that in such a male-dominated society they have no other option but to accept the abuse and harassment. I often wonder about the fate of these girls, I feel their pain and mourn the end of their dreams at such a young age.
At Appan Samachar we have very limited resources but we wish to cover more stories like Shilpi’s in order to give a voice to these poor girls. We strongly believe that if people hear these stories they will change their attitude and even support their struggle. I hope this will happen very soon.
Khushboo Kumari is a reporter and anchor for Appan Samachar ('Our News') in Muzaffarpur, Bihar State, India. Her story features in the Viewfinder Asia series, Khushboo’s Deadline.
The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Al Jazeera’s editorial policy.

Courtesy by : AlJazeera  

मंगलवार, 10 सितंबर 2013

The world celebrating the work of Appan Samachar.

For Appan Samachar:

What shall we hear from children who have never yet spoken a single word?
What shall we hear from women who have never been listened to before?

Women's needs and women's issues have become one of our planet's most important awakenings. We al need to hear from the direct experience of women from all over the world, who are still held down and their wisdom suffocated by traditions of male supremacy and dominance over women.

And yet, wherever Women can rise up to speak today, the world is informed and enriched by their contributions. We must free up the path to education for all women. We must open ourselves to learn what only mothers can tell us. We must learn to listen to the sufferings of young women and we must take direct steps toward their liberation.

Media from around the world celebrating the work of Appan Samachar. Can you see that this is exactly because other cultures are also awakening to the importance of the Message of Women? You are a breaking wave in the sea of Indian culture. And those on many shores are awaiting the News which you will bring!

Santos Sarang, Thank You for your vision and dedication to this project.

Jai Appan Samachar!

Jai Daemion B.A., W.H.E., M.Ed., M.S.
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शनिवार, 7 सितंबर 2013


Monday, August 26, 2013

-         A Paper by VIDYUT PRAKASH MAURYA
 journalist can play big role in social change. It is not necessary to start your work in a big canvas; you may start with some of small efforts. We can set an example of community journalism. What is community journalism?  Community journalism is locally oriented, professional news coverage that typically focuses on city neighborhoods, individual suburbs or small towns, rather than metropolitan, state, national or world news.
Community journalism concentrates on the effect they have on local readers. Community newspapers, often but not always publish weekly, and also tend to cover subjects larger news media do not. Some examples of topics are students on the honor roll at the local high school, school sports, crimes such as vandalism, zoning issues and other details of community life. Sometimes dismissed as "chicken dinner" stories, such "hyper local" coverage often plays a vital role in building and maintaining neighborhoods.
But here we are going to talk about community journalism work going well from last six years in a small village of Bihar. APPAN SMCHAR means my own news.  Leo Lerner, founder of Chicago's erstwhile Lerner Newspapers, used to say, "A fistfight on Clark Street is more important to our readers than a war in Europe." This idea clicked to a young journalist of Bihar Mr. Santosh Sarang. Now days Bihar is showing a picture of synonym for development. The proof of the pudding is an all-women news channel which has become favorites in rural areas of the state.
Founder of Appan Samachar Santosh says, Their primary objective was to create study circles to dispel information to the public on the different perspectives on education in rural area of developing state Bihar.
OBJECTIVE :  To prepare one for a job,  To teach lifelong learning, To develop good citizens.  To teach the basics.
Santosh says, Our News, offers a unique media platform for raising awareness over the issues affecting these women and society more broadly. A team of two dozen girls is currently involved in running this venture, for which they’ve had some training in handling small digital cameras, writing scripts and reporting. They edit their stories in a nearby town with the help of some keen volunteers, who have been involved with the project since its inception in 2007.
Women from other backward communities and marginalised in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar. The unique initiative took shape in December 2007 at Ramleela Gachhi near Deoria police station in Muzaffarpur. As the Arab world is witnessing some long overdue political change, a tiny village in the eastern Indian state of Bihar is experiencing a smaller, much quieter revolution. This uprising isn’t destroying a regime, but is still tearing apart an archaic system.
Presently, it has expanded its reach to about hundred villages of six blocks; namely, Paroo, Sahebganj, Saraiya, Marwan, Kanti and Mushahari. The credit of this unique concept goes to social activist and journalist Santosh Kumar Sarang.
Chandkewari a small village in district Muzaffarpur, The media all around the world is going gaga over these girls; everyone wants to know a little bit more about them. This is a tale of four girls who wanted to unmask the corrupt and malicious faces of the society. The best way of doing it turned out to be coming up with their very own news channel. Hence was born of Appan Samachar, a rural news channel run by all women.
It was started by four girls but later inspired many to hop on and help bring change in the nearby villages. Young camera woman Ruby Kumari and script-writer Ruma Devi says, We sit down daily to look around for issues that affect directly the villagers. Then we work on them from every angle and then put them on air.
In this world of commercialized media which has forgotten the rural background of the country and their problems, Appan Samachar focuses on issues concerning development, farmers, environment, social evils, women empowerment, public health and hygiene and many such welfare related matters.
People of Chandkebari says, Doordarshan never shows  any news of our village. Where we can see our own news? Here appan samachar giving us a opportunity to see our very own news, our voice, our problems. It is a nice approach of news.
This news network runs on minimum resources. Leading this movement are young women, most aged between 14 and 21, who have taken it upon themselves to challenge existing social norms that restrict them from moving freely and making their own choices in lives. The weapons of this revolution are cameras and microphones.
The news bulletins are screened for free in the villages where there is no electricity or cable through a projector in markets or places where maximum crowd can gather for maximum impact. They use to sow their bulletin in weekly markets called Pethia or Hat. Without any formal training, the team gets village media workshops which are conducted by Mission Eye International Service in order to enhance their skills.
The girls typically head off on bikes with cameras and microphones in their front baskets to start reporting for the day. A small office is located in the centre of the village where weekly bazaars take place. After the stories are edited, the programme is shown during the weekly bazaar or market on a projector. The villagers seem to immediately connect with the stories, which have frequently prompted pressure on the local administration to make changes.
These small successes have given the girls a real confidence boost and galvanized the village. The girls aren’t paid, but they seem to see the freedom and opportunity of change as reward enough.
Young girls Carrying a low range Sony handycam, a tripod and two microphones with the channel logo, they bump along on the dusty narrow village tracks to talk to people and shoot their stories on their cycles.
“We look around for issues that affect the villagers, shoot them and then put them on air,” says the channel’s news anchor Khushboo.
“It’s a great move in the direction of women empowerment. The parents of these girls want their daughters to move ahead in life and venture into such initiatives,” Santosh Sarang says.
Managing with bare minimum resources, the channel Appan Smachar has far-reaching impact in rural area of Bihar. The issues raised by these firebrand reporters concern everyone, making this news channel No. 1 in the race for eyeballs.
A Dalit girl of village (the lowest caste in India), has resumed her studies and is now a full-time worker with the news organization. Appan Samachar was launched in 2007 as an experiment for bringing up village issues, but many parents were initially reluctant to allow their daughters to get involved. Over time, though, attitudes have shifted, and joining the Appan Samachar team is now seen as a prestigious move.
Still, running such a venture in a village without electricity isn’t easy. A lack of financial resources complicates their work, and screenings have sometimes had to be postponed when the group hasn’t had enough money to pay for local power generators. Usually, though, villagers manage to scrape together the funds necessary to get things back on track.
Whatever the reason behind the success of Appan Samachar, there’s no doubt it has become to the citizens of Chandkebari a medium of change through alternative journalism. The project demonstrates the power of the media to intervene effectively in bringing about far-reaching changes in societies across the world.
The group of these girls of Appan Samachar team prove to be an inspiration for many around the country.  For not just for the rural classes but the urban world is puzzled with the strength and courage they possess. The self-brand journalist team belongs to various Scheduled Caste and Tribes, and communities including the Mushahar community ( The Mushahars are people who live by trapping and consuming rats).
The popularity of this unique assemble has prompted many to be part of it including Dr. Carolyn Heising who is the patron and advisor of Appan Samachar. Heising is a Professor at Iowa State University in United States and she was also appointed at the Chair of the national Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Women in Academia (WIA) committee in 2006. Dr. Heising, who takes special interest in gender related studies. He says,  initiative taken by Mr. Sarang is applaudable and  determination to carve the lives of these girls on camera would hopefully wake many more to do the same and be the change they want to see.
For this innovative effort, Appan Samachar received the prestigious “Citizen Journalist Award a national award from CNN-IBN (Network-18 Group). This award was presented by the Chief Minister of Delhi Smt. Sheila Dixit. Some of national media and global media also praised works of Appan Smachar team. German radio aired a half an hour special programme on Appan Smachar. BBC also acclaimed the work going on rural Bihar. So many activists from other side of India came to see how news bulletin is going on air every week.
Due to the ripples created by this effort, many people and organisations are coming forward in an attempt to help these women learn more and realise their potential.
 One such effort is by a youth activist and director Dipesh Chandra who is making a character-driven documentary on the lives of these girls. Chandra in the past has worked on various documentary projects including Prisms of Light and many others. On being asked about this project, he said: After meeting these girls I realised their potential and now it is on us how we help them realise the same. It will also project the lives these girls have been living. Hopefully this will be helpful to raise awareness among people.
The courage and conviction of a few people takes the whole world forward. In this case, the girls have taken a giant step of letting the world know how just the union and power of a few adjoined forces can put the whole world bewildered and amused but at the same time inspired. Hopefully this will provoke many more people about raising one own hand in the crowd and lead towards self empowerment.
Appan Smachar celebrated it’s 6th aniversery of successful run of news bulletin in 2012. Santosh remembers the journey,  Now we are getting  recognition of our works but It was not so easy to start. We felt so many hurdles, problems, even got threats form a part of society, but our work is going on. But it is still a start. We have to go on a long journey. 
And last I want to conclude with lines of poet Merle Shain-
It is better to light candles
than to curse the darkness.
It is better to plant seeds
than to accuse the earth.
The world needs all of our power
and love and energy,
and each of us has something that we can give.
The trick is to find it and use it,
to find it and give it away.
So there will always be more.
We can be lights for each other,
and through each other's illumination
we will see the way.
Each of us is a seed,
a silent promise,
and it is always spring.
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Email – vidyutp@gmail.com M – 9953684150
About Writer
Vidyut Prakash Maurya, A journalist and Media teacher.
DOB – 17 Dec 1973
BA (hons) BHU, MA (Hist) BHU, PG DIPLOMA in Journalism from IIMC, Delhi, Master in Mass communication from GJU, Hisar, UGC NET in Mass communication.
16 years in Print , TV Media, Teaching and Research. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor in HT Media Group, New Delhi. 

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सोमवार, 2 सितंबर 2013

केंद्रीय विश्वविद्यालय पटना में संतोष सारंग का व्याख्यान

०१ सितम्बर २०१३ को केंद्रीय विश्वविद्यालय पटना के चौथे स्थापना दिवस के अवसर पर आयोजित सेमिनार में वैकल्पिक मीडिया पर व्याख्यान के लिए अप्पन समाचार के संस्थापक संतोष सारंग को आमंत्रित किया गया था. सेमिनार के प्रथम सत्र में विकासात्मक पत्रकारिता पर समाजवादी  चिन्तक व लेखक सच्चिदानंद सिन्हा, सेंट्रल यूनिवर्सिटी ऑफ तमिलनाडु के कुलपति प्रो बीपी संजय, बहरामपुर यूनिवर्सिटी के मास कम्यूनिकेशन विभाग के हेड ऑफ डिपार्टमेंट प्रो सुनील कान्त बेहरा एवं नंदीग्राम डायरी के लेखक पुष्पराज ने संबोधित किया। इस सत्र का सञ्चालन सहायक प्रोफ़ेसर दीक्षा चमोला, विषय प्रवेश सुजीत कुमार एवं स्वागत भाषण सेंट्रल यूनिवर्सिटी के कुलपति प्रो जनक पांडे ने किया।

 दूसरा सत्र अप्पन समाचार और वैकल्पिक मीडिया पर केन्द्रित रहा. सेंट्रल यूनिवर्सिटी के मास कम्युनिकेशन डिपार्टमेंट के एचऒडी डॉ किंशुक पाठक ने विषय प्रवेश कराया। इस सत्र को अप्पन समाचार के संस्थापक संतोष सारंग ने संबोधित किया। अप्पन समाचार की खुशबू एवं पिंकी ने अपने कार्य अनुभव शेयर किया। विश्वविद्यालय की छात्रा ने मुजफ्फरपुर यात्रा एवं अप्पन समाचार पर किये गए रिसर्च की रिपोर्ट पेश किया। छात्र ने अप्पन समाचार एवं मुजफ्फरपुर विजिट को यादगार बनाने के लिए बनाये गए वृतचित्र की स्क्रीनिंग की.

बुधवार, 14 अगस्त 2013

अप्पन समाचार की पहल "उंची उड़ान" का लोकार्पण

अन्य पिछड़ा वर्ग कन्या आवासीय उच्च विद्यालय की बालिकाओं ने "उंची उड़ान" नामक त्रैमासिक पत्रिका का प्रकाशन शुरू किया है. ३-४ माह पहले अप्पन समाचार की टीम ने इन बालिकाओं को नागरिक पत्रकारिता का प्रशिक्षण दिया था. मीडिया कार्यशाला के दौरान छात्राओं के चार ग्रुप ने चार वाल मैगज़ीन निकाली थी. अप्पन समाचार की पहल ने रंग लाया और आज स्कूली छात्राओं ने खुद आठ पेज की पत्रिका निकाल कर यह दिखा दिया कि लड़कियां कुछ भी करने में सक्षम हैं. अप्पन समाचार के प्रोग्राम कोऑर्डिनेटर अमृतांज इंदीवर ने पत्रिका के प्रकाशन में अहम् भूमिका निभाई।
१३ अगस्त को डॉ एन विजयलक्ष्मी (सचिव, पिछड़ा एवं अति पिछड़ा वर्ग कल्याण विभाग, बिहार सरकार, पटना) ने पत्रिका का लोकार्पण किया। उंची उड़ान की संपादक चंदा कुमारी ने भी कार्यक्रम को संबोधित किया। इस मौके पर चरखा के संपादक शम्स तमन्ना, अप्पन समाचार के संस्थापक संतोष सारंग, रंधीर कुमार वर्मा (कल्याण उपनिदेशक, तिरहुत प्रमंडल ), विद्यालय के शिक्षक उमाशंकर यादव, सूर्या फिल्म के राजेश कुमार, रिंकू कुमारी समेत सैकड़ों छात्राएं मौजूद थीं.

गुरुवार, 18 जुलाई 2013

Writers & Reporters of Appan Samachar

Team of Writers & Reporters :

1. Rinku Kumari

2. Khushboo Kumari

3. Pinki Kumari

4. Anita

5. Jubeha Khatoon

6. Renu Kumari

7. Priyanka Kumari

8. Rukhshar

9. Rinku

10. Savita Kumari

11 Ashwini Paswan


शुक्रवार, 10 मई 2013

मीडिया ट्रेनिंग मॉड्यूल निर्माण के लिए कार्यशाला

मुजफ्फरपुर। मिशन आई इंटरनॅशनल सर्विस एवं बिहार महिला समाख्या सोसाईटी के तत्वावधान में ८ मई से दो दिवसीय मीडिया ट्रेनिंग मॉड्यूल निर्माण के लिए कार्यशाला आयोजित की गयी। इस कार्यशाला में महिला समाख्या एवं अप्पन समाचार के २० प्रतिभागियों ने हिस्सा लेंगे। महिला समाख्या की जिला कार्यक्रम समन्वयक पूनम कुमारी, विशेषज्ञ के रूप में चरैवेति टाईम्स के संपादक डॉ प्रकाश पंचम एवं अप्पन समाचार के प्रोग्राम को-ऑर्डिनेटर अमृतांज इन्दीवर, राजेश कुमार ने अपना बहुमूल्य विचार दिया। प्रतिभागियों में अप्पन समाचार की रिंकू कुमारी, पिंकी कुमारी, महिला समाख्या की किरण वर्मा,  शुभम मिश्रा, वीणा कुमारी, रूबी गुप्ता, रेणुका, सुधा सिन्हा, नीतू कुमारी, रौशन जबी, चांदनी, पिंकी, नेहा बानो, मधु, मनीषा, प्रीति, कविता आदि शामिल थीं। 

गुरुवार, 2 मई 2013

चरखा की ओर से मीडिया वर्कशॉप

मुजफ्फरपुर के पारू प्रखंड स्थित रामलीला गाछी में चरखा एवं मिशन आई इंटरनॅशनल सर्विस की ओर से ३० अप्रैल से ५ दिवसीय मीडिया वर्कशॉप का आयोजन किया गया। अप्पन समाचार से जुडी ग्रामीण महिला पत्रकारों में सामाजिक व महिला मुद्दों की एवं न्यूज की समझ बढ़ाने के उद्देश्य से यह कार्यशाला आयोजित की गयी है। प्रथम दो दिन पंचायतनामा से जुड़े वरिष्ठ पत्रकार पुष्यमित्र ने प्रतिभागियों को ट्रेनिंग दी। २ मई को टीम ने पारू प्रखंड के नेकनामपुर गॉव एवं गोखुल स्थित विलियम प्रोजेक्ट एवं मुशहर बस्ती में सामाजिक काम, गरीबों की दशा, शिक्षा, स्वास्थ्य, शौचालय आदि योजनाओं की पड़ताल की। अंत में प्रखंड विकास पदाधिकारी एवं प्रखंड शिक्षा पदाधिकारी से मुलाकात कर विभिन्न योजनाओं में हो रही गड़बड़ियों के बारे में बताया। बीडीऒ ने त्वरित कार्रवाई करते हुए बीईओ को तलब कर शीघ्र कार्रवाई करने को कहा। चरखा, दिल्ली से आये शम्स तमन्ना लगातार प्रतिभागी को प्रशिक्षित कर रहे हैं। रिंकू कुमारी, खुशबू कुमारी, पिंकी कुमारी, अनीता कुमारी, जुबेहा खातून, सविता कुमारी, प्रियंका कुमारी, रेनू कुमारी समेत एक दर्जन लड़कियाँ मीडिया कार्यशाला में शामिल हुई हैं। इस दौरान अप्पन समाचार के संतोष सारंग, अमृतांज इन्दीवर, पंकज सिंह, फूलदेव पटेल, नितीश कुमार, विनोद जायसवाल, आदि मौजूद रहे।   
ट्रेनिंग देते पंचायतनामा से जुड़े वरिष्ट पत्रकार पुष्यमित्र व चरखा के शम्स तमन्ना

सोमवार, 1 अप्रैल 2013

Santosh Sarang selected for SACCA Fellowship 2013

अप्पन समाचार के संस्थापक संतोष सारंग को पैनोस साउथ एशिया ने "साउथ एशियन क्लाईमेट चेंज अवार्ड फेलोशिप 2013" के लिए चुना है। इस वर्ष यह फेलोशिप दक्षिण एशिया के 6 देशों के विकासपरक व पर्यावरण पर लिखने वाले 24 पत्रकारों को दिया जा रहा है। श्रीलंका, बांग्लादेश, नेपाल, भूटान, भारत एवं पाकिस्तान के पत्रकारों का चयन किया गया है। भारत से 8 पत्रकारों को चुना गया है। दक्षिण एशियाई देशों के पत्रकारों को पर्यावरण के मसले पर सघन कार्य करने के लिए वित्तीय सहायता उपलब्ध कराती है. संतोष सारंग अप्पन समाचार नामक एक ग्रामीण मीडिया समूह का संचालन करते हैं. देश-विदेश में मशहूर इस प्रयोग की सराहना अंतर्राष्ट्रीय स्तर पर होती रही है. संतोष सारंग फ़िलहाल प्रभात खबर के लिए भी सेवा दे रहे हैं। 2008 में संतोष सारंग को सीएनएन-आईबीएन समूह ने अप्पन समाचार के लिए "सिटीजन जर्नलिस्ट अवार्ड" से सम्मानित किया था।
Santosh Sarang, a Journalist & Social Activist is selected for South Asian Climate Change Award (SACCA) Fellowship 2013. Presently, he is working as a Sub-Editor in Hindi newspaper Prabhat Khabar, Muzaffarpur edition. Santosh Sarang is the Founder of Appan Samachar (an all-women news channel.). CNN-IBN group awarded him the prestigious award "Citizen Journalist Award" in 2008 and Bihar Rajya Anuvrat Shikhak Sansad awarded the "Anuvrat Samman" in 2004 for the best relief work during flood. Santosh also writes script & anchors for the programmes "Prayavaran Darshan", "India Innovates" & "Goan Ghar" of Doordarshan Patna. He worked in North-East hindi leading newspaper "Purvanchal Prahari" as a Sub-Editor, as a Senior Correspondent in monthly magazine "Time Pass". About 200 articles, published in Dainik Hindustan, Dainik Jagran, Prabhat Khabar, Aaj, Punjab Kesari, Navbharat Times, Sandhya Prahari, Sopan Step etc. Santosh Sarang born on 05 October 1973 at Kalapahad in Vaishali district, Bihar. He established a trust "Mission Eye International Service" for social cause. The dream project of Santosh is "Azad Nirman Asharam", an orphanage project.   

सोमवार, 25 मार्च 2013

अप्पन समाचार को जानने पहुंची केंद्रीय विश्वविद्यालय की टीम

केंद्रीय  विश्वविद्यालय, पटना बिहार की २२ सदस्यीय टीम २२ मार्च को पटना से मुजफ्फरपुर पहुँची। सहायक प्रोफ़ेसर सुजीत कुमार और दीक्षा चमोला के नेतृत्व में २० छात्र-छात्राएं अप्पन समाचार के बारे में जानने आये थे. इस टीम में पत्रकारिता व जनसंचार और विकास अध्ययन विभाग के छात्र-छात्राएं शामिल थे. २२ मार्च को मुजफ्फरपुर में दिनभर का सेशन चला, जिसमें कम्युनिटी मीडिया बनाम कॉरपोरेट मीडिया पर चर्चा चली। इस दौरान अप्पन समाचार परिकल्पना, उसके सफ़र, प्रभाव आदि के बारे में भी खुलकर बातें हुईं। अप्पन समाचार के संस्थापक संतोष सारंग ने छात्र-छात्राओं को अप्पन समाचार के अलावा पत्रकारिता में आनेवाली नई पीढ़ी के सामने आ रही चुनौतियों के बारे में विस्तार से बताया। दैनिक जागरण के एम् अखलाक, अप्पन समाचार के प्रोग्राम कोऑर्डिनेटर अमृतांज इंदीवर, आनंद मूर्ति, के नीरज, हेमनारायण विश्वकर्मा ने भी संबोधित किया।
शाम में टीम मुशहरी के मणिका गाँव जाकर प्रख्यात समाजवादी चिन्तक व लेखक सच्चिदानंद सिन्हा से मिलकर करीब डेढ़ घंटे गाँव व पत्रकारिता पर बात की। छात्रों ने अपनी जिज्ञासाएं मिटाई।
२३ मार्च को यह टीम पारू प्रखंड के चान्दकेवारी गाँव पहुंची। वहां अप्पन समाचार टीम की लड़कियों, ग्रामीणों के साथ घंटों बैठकर अप्पन समाचार की गतिविधियों पर चर्चा की। दोनों टीमों ने अपने-अपने अनुभव बाँटें। फिर केंद्रीय विश्वविद्यालय की टीम के छात्र-छात्रों ने तीन समूह में बंटकर गाँव के तीन टोलों में जाकर अप्पन समाचार के काम, उसके प्रभाव पर सर्वे किया। अंत में सर्वे से छनकर आई बातों पर चर्चा की गयी। पटना से आई टीम ने बताया कि अप्पन समाचार की फ्रिक्वेंसी बढ़ाने की जरूरत है। इसे घर-घर तक पहुँचाना होगा।
इस मौके पर अप्पन समाचार की रिंकू कुमारी, खुशबू कुमारी, पिंकी, अनीता, रेनू, प्रियंका, ममता, जुबेहा खातून, अमृतांज इन्दीवर, राजेश कुमार, पंकज सिंह, फूलदेव पटेल, नीतीश कुमार, शम्भू सिंह, चान्द्केवारी के मुखिया विनोद साह, सकलदेव दास, संजय कुमार, हसरत अली आदि मौजूद थे.                  

रविवार, 24 मार्च 2013

S. P. Singh Patrakarita Puraskar

अप्पन समाचार की रिंकु कुमारी को पटना पुस्तक मेला में २२ मार्च को  S. P. Singh Patrakarita Puraskar से नवाजा गया।