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The Stories of Change brings you the stories of social change. Stories that mainstream media won't cover. Keep watching this space for new videos every week.

When conflicts erupt and dominate headlines, journalists on both sides of volatile borders face challenges in reporting balanced, objective, and fully covered stories. Speakers include Kamal Siddiqi and Aditi Phadnis, alumni of EWC cross-border programs for Indian and Pakistani journalists.

Journalists from Karachi, Lahore, Srinagar, New Delhi, and Lucknow discuss the challenges of reporting on health in their countries; why this is often an ignored subject; and how conflict, often the single largest narrative, can overshadow public health.

This Gallery Spotlight features South Asian artists Asma Mahmud Hashmi, Sadaf Naeem, and the late Mohammad Yasin. The event also premieres a musical performance by violinists Trina Basu and Arun Ramamurthy of Brooklyn Raga Massive, specially composed as a tribute to Mohammad Yasin

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Special Reports

Intro: This cross-border story on air pollution in India, Pakistan and Nepal by Disha Shetty, who is based in India, included support from Sibte Hassan Syed Rizvi in Karachi. The report uses data visualizations to tell the story.  

Journalists in India and Pakistan distributed PPE to journalists in five cities. The PPE was donated by US media trainers and organizations connected to the "Reporting on Cross-border Issues of Mutual Concern" program. 

The problem of locust infestation in parts of India and Pakistan is as serious as the COVID pandemic as it poses grave threat to food and economic security in both countries. A cross-border collaboration by Ashwini Shrivastava and Ahmed Tanveer.

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East-West Center cross-border journalist alumni Lubna Jerar Naqvi and Kamal Siddiqi spoke in this August 26 program in Karachi that was organized by another EWC media alumnus Najia Ashar, president of Global Neighbourhood for Media Innovations. 

Independent video journalist Ravinder Singh Robin, based in Amritsar, India shares perspectives on mobile journalism, promoting your work and the need for India-Pakistan cross-border reporting. Ravinder, who contributes to BBC World Services, CNNnews18 and other media outlets, created his own company, Offborders Productions; and his own official YouTube channel with more than 5,000 subscribers and close to 150 videos, many including Pakistani and Indian perspectives on important cross-border issues. Using his videos and still photography, he discusses his one-person operation and how he captures viewers. Ravinder is a participant of the East-West Center’s “Reporting on Cross-border Issues of Mutual Concern” for Indian and Pakistani journalists.

 

Interview conducted by Steve Rice, Professor Emeritus at Missouri School of Journalism. 

Saumya Khandelwal is an award-winning independent photojournalist based in New Delhi who contributes regularly to National Geographic, The New York Times and other leading publications. In this video Saumya shares how she uses visual cues to best capture stories such as the stunning photos you will see in her "Child Brides of Shravasti," winner of the Getty Images Instagram Grant 2017. Saumya was also selected as the World Press Photo 6X6 Global Talent from Asia Region and received the National Foundation of India Award. She participated in a 2018 East-West Center cross-border journalism program.

 

Interview conducted by Steve Rice, Professor Emeritus at Missouri School of Journalism