Jessica Mayberry

Ashoka Fellow
Goa, India
Fellow Since 2011


This profile was prepared when Jessica Mayberry was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2011.
English and Hindi dailies in India do not have the resources and mechanisms to be able to source stories from rural and marginalized areas. As a result, they devote only 2 percent of their total coverage to rural issues. By building a pan-India network of professionally trained citizen video-correspondents drawn from the poorest and marginalized communities, Jessica Mayberry is creating the architecture necessary to ensure that the voices of the poor are heard in mainstream media.
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