Mukti Jain Campion visits five pioneering projects that are bringing the internet to rural communities on the Indian subcontinent. (5 x 14′)

First broadcast June 2002  BBC Radio 4

Producer Mukti Jain Campion

These stories will amaze – Gillian Reynolds, The Daily Telegraph

1: Putting the I See into ICT    Telemedicine comes to a south Indian village bringing eye care to the poor.

2: Making Waves A fishing community near Pondicherry where the internet is helping to catch fish and save lives.

3: Wise Women of the Web A women’s self-help group is connecting the village to the world through an internet centre in the local temple.

4: Browsing the Horizon  Kothmale Community Radio has developed an innovative way of giving villages of Sri Lanka’s highlands access to the web.

5: Reducing Bureaucracy to Byte Size  The villagers of Dhar are discovering the power of the internet in getting better local government.

Radio Choice: The Times, The Independent, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times,The Sunday Telegraph, The Mail on Sunday 

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