|We, a small team of development thinkers, media persons and researchers, are trying to create a clearing house of information on India’s rural crisis so as to generate meaningful debates and sharper media coverage. The project started in 2009 with a Ford Foundation grant. We are based at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), near Delhi University's North Campus. We run a web-based resource centre, (www.im4change.org) designed mainly for media persons, policy-makers and researchers who need to make sense of rural India's multiple crises. We also conduct media research mainly to audit mainstream media's coverage of rural issues and hold occasional workshops for rural reporters and civil society activists. While the media research we undertake is wide-ranging, the workshops are aimed at improving media's understanding about democracy, development and inclusion.
The members of the Inclusive media team, Vipul Mudgal (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chandan Shrivastawa (email@example.com), Shambhu Ghatak (firstname.lastname@example.org), Satyendra Ranjan (email@example.com) and Chitrangada Choudhury (Chitrangada@csds.in) avoid taking hard ideological positions and welcome suggestions/ criticism about our work from anyone who cares to write to us.