A working definition for now (help improve it, if you can): Any form of media that is created and controlled by a community, either a geographic community or a community of identity will be featured on the site while commercial media, state run media, or public broadcastars will not find a place here.
However, things are rarely, if ever, so clearly black or white. For instance it would be hard to exclude a media that engages those groups that are categorically excluded and marginalized from the media-making process, even if the media is not explicitly created and controlled by the community itself.
This project will aspire to be as inclusive as possible, without defeating the original premise.
This website has no ambition to be the final arbiter of who is 'community media' and who is not. Perahps the community itself will decide! But we will need to wait and see how it pans out...
CommunityVoices.in is being beta tested. At this time you can add a community media organization to our database, but the website itself is not ready for public viewing, yet...
When the site goes live a user will be able to view community media:
This is how an individual media profile will display.
A national map for a media type will look like this
This site started out as a personal project in the hope that this website will eventually work in the spirit of 'community media'. Already, even before the site is fully functional, the contributions of a large number of people and organizations need to be acknowledged: In no specific order: Jose Jacob, MIB/CEMCA (for the Compendium), Sajan Venniyoor, Arti Jaiman, Soumya Jha...
Send critique, suggestion, feedback to Ajay Jaiman.