Via Laura Taflinger
The BBC carried this report about an enterprising journalism project. Something almost revolutionary about a popular newspaper produced by slum dwellers, for slum dwellers. While circulation numbers aren’t going to threaten the Deccan Herald in Bangalore, Slum Jagathu, or “Slum World,” promises to address the often muffled voices of the poor and disenchanted.
Keeping in line with the paper’s motto, I wondered if there could be a way to teach kids and adults to use cameras so that they could document their lives and the image published on a regular basis in their own newspaper. Question is if they would even consider an outsider stepping into their lives to teach them? Treading social class dynamics is a tricky business, but it can be done gingerly.