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Whilst browsing Blogs this evening, I found this interesting story about Citizen Journalists in Kolkata, India — I was immediately fascinated as, despite the lack of refinement and grammatical perfection, the stories being shared online by inexperienced local Indian writers give such vivid insights into the lives of real people living in real poverty. Even though we can’t directly connect each story to a particular outcome, I firmly believe that awareness of the impact of poverty in real human lives is a major prerequisite to affect change, and it’s great to see people from within their own community contributing to this goal.

I’ll have to keep reading about the specific methods being employed to develop this team of Citizen Journalists, but I’m already fascinated! It’s great to see the Internet being used in such creative new ways to share life-changing stories.