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Posted on May 2, 2014

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  1. The portal P3r.in  offers packages that enable the user to master the art of research writing, specially in the fields of Wildlife, Biodiversity, Natural resources, sustainability, Environmental Economics and climate change. (checked on 6 Dec. 2017) 

  2. Drishti (an Ahmedabad, Gujarat based organisation) maintains a library of films in different languages on issues of gender, caste, environment, etc. that can help better understand the many problems faced by India. Many films are available with the organisation for public viewing (see list on the website). (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  3. Open Space, Pune, has a library with over two thousand books, over four hundred documentary films from across the world and national as well as international magazines, newsletters, etc. that deal with diverse topics ranging from globalisation to sustainable development, and from culture to politics. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  4. Pedestrian Pictures, Bangalore, has a library of documentary films in different languages and also screens films regularly in Bangalore and across Karnataka. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  5. Media Studies Group, New Delhi, is a media watch group which carries out studies and research on the content in the media and the impact it has had on society at large. It regularly publishes its studies and surveys in English and Hindi, on the state of both print and electronic media and also brings out two journals in these languages. Useful Publications: ‘TRP and paid news; Communalism of Media; The condition of Indian journalists’. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  6. Vividha, Rajasthan, women’s documentation and resource centre which is also a media resource centre, works with mass media for gender justice and rights. It also promotes alternative media resources like Hamari Awaz and Ujala Chhadi in Hindi to bring out news of the marginalised that are not covered by the main stream media. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  7. ViBGYOR is one of the largest alternate film movements and festivals in Asia. ViBGYOR organises an alternative-documentary and short film festival annually at Trissur, Kerala. Ahead of the annual alternative film festival, it organises several activities in Kerala including film screenings and film workshops. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  8. Our Diary 2020 by KRITI team celebrates the struggles for people's rights to their identity, natural resources, social, economic and political participation, free expression, mobility, justice and peace. The diaries produced since 2000 have been a documentation of people's movements across India and the world. (Checked on 22 Dec. 2020)



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