| Mission Eye International
APPAN SAMACHAR A NON PROFIT NEWS CHANNEL WORKING FOR WOMEN EMPOWERMENT .
- PROVIDING SERVICE TO THEM AS PROJECT MANNAGER AND FUNDING CORDINATOR
PROJECT MANNAGER AND FUNDING COORDINATOR.Appan Samachar, an all-women village news network-is a fortnightly rural news channel run by a group of women, most of them from marginalized Dalit (downtrodden community), Other Backward Classes, Mushahar (rat eating community) & Muslim communities in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar in north India. This unique initiative began in December 2007 at Ramleela Gachhi near Deoria police station in Muzaffarpur. Presently, It is expanded in about hundred villages of six blocks like-Paroo, Sahebganj, Saraiya, Marwan, Kanti, Mushahari. This unique programme is the brainchild of a Social Activist & Journalist Mr. Santosh Sarang. Mr. Sarang is also the Chairperson of a trust named “Mission Eye International Service.”
- MEDIA COVERAGE & AWARDS :
This unique concept and the success story of the Creator & Director of Appan Samachar and these girls are highlighted by different national-international print and electronic media. The BBC, CNN-IBN, IBN7, NDTV, Vioce of Jermany, DD News, Zee News, Sahara Samay, India TV, Live India, ETV, FM radio, Aakashwani, Mahua Channel, UNI, PTI, The Pioneer, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, Deccan Herald, The Hindu, The Telegraph, Outlook, Civil Services Chronical, Sopan Step, Dainik Hindustan, Dainik Jagran, Aaj, Prabhat Khabar, Sampadak, Media Scan, Kashmir Times, Down to Earth etc. are covered the story on Appan Samachar.For this innovative effort, in October 2008 Appan Samachar received the prestigious “Citizen Journalist Award”-a national award from CNN-IBN (Network-18 group). This award was presented by the Chief Minister of Delhi Smt. Sheila Dixit. Britain based international organisation “One World Media” has selected Appan Samachar as a shortlist winner for Special Award category in 2010. There are four unique works has been shortlisted over the world. These are Appan Samachar (India), Rien que la Vérité(Congo), The Team (Kenya), Voices, Equal Access (Nepal).