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#LeadYoung - Anshul Tewari Created India’s Largest Youth Media Platform at Age 17

Anshul Tewari was dismayed that cultural taboos are producing “a culture of silence that is pushing an entire generation away from changemaking.”

3 Media and Technology Solutions for the Good of All from Ashoka’s Media and Technology Fellows at the DW Global Media Forum

Across the world today, citizens are active participants both as members of the audience, news makers and reporters. People are contributing to the story of change as technology lowers barriers to participation, making it possible for many more to participate. Local changemakers share media coverage, which in turn has the potential to affect how foreign policy and global affairs are conceived.

Bill Drayton discusses a Changemaker world with Carnegie Council

"Young people cannot know they are Changemakers unless they have done something that proves it to themselves.” said Bill Drayton in his conversation with the Carnegie foundation on June 10, 2015.

Announcing Our First Storytellers-in-Residence

Meet Christine McLaren and Erin Millar of Discourse Media

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Ashoka Canada is pleased to announce the selection of our first Storytellers-in-Residence, a new program supporting Canadian innovators in media.

Meet Attila Mong - A Storyteller-in-Residence

Hungarian journalist Attila Mong made news himself in 2010 when he publicly protested a controversial and repressive media law by observing a minute of silence on his daily news show on the Hungarian Public Radio. That symbolic gesture was enough to get him suspended. Since then, he has continued to champion press freedom in Hungary and around the world. He became a Storyteller-in-Residence for Ashoka (Europe) in 2013 and believed in it so much that he's now helping Ashoka expand the program globally.

Storytellers in Residence - An elected community hosted by Ashoka and partners

People take time out and recruit themselves to accomplish extraordinary things. Around the world, 3,000 leading social entrepreneurs ("Ashoka Fellows") have taken this leap into the unknown, driven by a new idea that they know can solve a social problem at scale.