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.
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