Appan Samachar-Women News channel in Bihar

Aapaan Samachar is an all-women community news network located in Bihar’s remote Ramlila Gachi village.

“We look around for issues that affect the villagers, shoot them and then put them on air,” says the channel’s news anchor Khushboo.

This news network runs on minimum resources. Reporters, camerapersons and anchors, all move around on bicycles with their handycams, looking for stories of human interest.

Aapaan Samachar is free to air. The network, in addition to providing news that is of use to these villagers, is also a vehicle for women empowerment. This makes Santosh Anand, who has funded the initiative, a proud man.

“It’s a great move in the direction of women empowerment. The parents of these girls want their daughters to move ahead in life and venture into such initiatives,” he says.

Managing with bare minimum resources, the channel has far-reaching impact. The issues raised by these firebrand reporters concern everyone, making this news channel No. 1 in the race for eyeballs.

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2 Responses to Appan Samachar-Women News channel in Bihar

  1. Amazing! it’s an very good initiative taken by the villagers with the help of Santosh ji.It’s a proud channel for the people of bihar who is known for its backwardness.It will definetely help the people.

  2. I have a program called WAVE where I can provide free training and stipends to one woman from Aapaan Samachar but I’m not sure how to get in touch with them. Please let me know if you know… You can read about our project at and email us at womenaloud at gmail dot com

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