RuaiSMS to empower grass root communities
Ruai Television Station
RuaiSMS was a communication channel created to empower grass root communities, especially indigenous people communities in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.
RuaiTV has been trained around 200 community members to use their cell phones sending news. They were practicing citizen journalism. RuaiTV was opening its news room for grass root communities who were marginalized and never in the media. Through practicing citizen journalism - with mobile technology - the community members were empowering themselves. RuaiSMS and RuaiTV were helping them to find solutions for their problems. They were monitoring public servants and holding companies accountable.