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Wouldn’t it feel great when people travelling in buses, metros, etc read the news which you have contributed on their mobiles, iPads and other smart devices? Here is your chance to get excellent training and fulfill your dreams in the field of journalism.

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This is how acid attack victims clung with New media full-throatedly

Despite the negative notions the new media has received, it has served vociferously a soapbox for acid attack victims

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Where there is a will, there is way - This is how acid attack victims make use of social media, Source: Wikimedia Commons

Feb 26, 2017: Over a long period of time, Social media as the new media has been criticized for disintegrating people to connect with reality. Despite the negative notions the new media has received, it has served vociferously a soapbox for acid attack victims. An acid attack is no longer uncanny for Indians, a purchased bottle of acid and feeling of vengeance is all that it takes to tear down victims’ life. However, These victims are no longer petrified and considered as victims, rather we see them as indomitable and fighting with fortitude with the help of a social connect.

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“Donate a face”, a campaign against acid attacks executed by Cheil India, was an initiative started a few years ago and strived to change the perception of acid attacks in minds of people. It was a campaign which talked about the heart-rending recovery of victims, and psychological imbalance the victim has to go through. The face is an important part of oneself – an irrevocable wounded face stains the identity of a victim. It thus targeted the then prevalent selfie craze and drove an urge to take faceless selfies among people. The campaign propelled people to take faceless selfies and upload it on Facebook and twitter profiles, this thusly spurred popularity through the help of social media and generated funds in abundance.

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In an attempt to the same, a photo shoot by Rahul Saharan for Rupa Designs takes on acid attack models. The photo shoot attempted to redefine notions of beauty. By conforming to its truest sense, a beauty should be idealized with flaws and reality. Another new media campaign adhered to boycott the sale of acid, petitioning the former Union Home Minister (Sushil Kumar Shine) with the help of change.org, a petition website portal. The petition was initiated by Lakshmi, an acid attack survivor and came out to be successful with government curbing down the sale of jeopardizing acid. This turned out into a confirmed victory with over 29,000 online supporters.

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In the era of brutality, nothing seemed to wither these women’s invulnerable spirit. When nobody pays heed to your woes, it is the new media which helped these victims voice out and evolve stronger since the day of the committed heinous crime. Whether it is a campaign, a photo shoot or an online petition, the new media speaks volume when it comes to hearing these victims. Needless to say, new media is boon and serves as a stepping stone to these victims. There is a lot to absorb from these survivors who fought valiantly in the face of crime.

-prepared by Naina Mishra of NewsGram. Twitter-@Nainamishr94

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‘India Connected: Mapping the Impact of New Media’ : Book Release in Kolkata brings Digital Divide under spotlight

The book outlines the influence of social media on Human lives while contrasting it with the traditional media

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Book Release of 'India Connected: Mapping the Impact of New Media' at Kolkata Press Club.

Kolkata, November 5, 2016:  To create awareness about digital divide that has become the new caste system of the world, the book release of ‘India Connected: Mapping the Impact of New Media’ was organized at the Kolkata Press Club on Saturday, November 5.

Edited by Dr. Sunetra Sen Narayan and Dr. Shalini Narayanan, the book outlines the influence of social media on Human lives while contrasting it with the traditional media. Not just that, it also accounts challenges that lies ahead of us and the opportunities that social media flags in the Indian setting.

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Book 'India Connected: Mapping the Impact of New Media'
Book ‘India Connected: Mapping the Impact of New Media’

Dr. Narayanan says, digital divide is created due to factors like gender discrimination, income, differently abled people, literacy, and connectivity or speed. If we control them, we can bridge the gap.”

The book release was followed by a panel discussion on New Media and Historical Exclusions: The Challenges Ahead that focussed on the digital divide based on income, gender, and disability.

Documentary filmmaker and Chairperson of West Bengal Commission for the protection of Child Rights- Ananya Chatterjee Chakroborti says,  “Digital Divide is the new caste system in the world and there is a huge gap between country’s rich and poor. But, an organisation called IndiaUnheard is doing a fabulous job in bridging the gap.”

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. The website flags the stories of the plight of these people as well as their success stories.

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Dr Uma Shankar Pandey, Head of Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of Surendranath College for Women, Kolkata says the problem is that in India, there are 25 crore people who have access to the internet, but the rest 1 billion are deprived of it.

“There is more to this one, what makes the gap worse is that there is 27% gender inequality, which means that boys have more access to internet than girls. Also, there is 12% urban-rural gap, which means rural people are less likely to have access to mobile or internet connections than urban people. This creates a class divide,” he adds.

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“What’s striking is that new media has also brought with it, imposition of a value system,” says Vice Chancellor of Jadavpur University Prof. Suranjan Das. Media can be the torchbearer of ethics, once it is separated from biases.

Among the distinguished authors who contributed to the volume of the book are Prof Stephen McDowell of Florida State University, Tallahassee; Dr B P Sanjay, Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Hyderabad; Prof J Jethwaney, IIMC and others.

– by Deepannita Das of NewsGram. Twitter: @deepweep

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