How To Use The Media For Social Change

961 WordsJun 22, 20184 Pages
When Zana Briski traveled to Calcutta’s impoverished red light district in 1997, she did not expect her documentary capturing the lives of eight marginalized children would arouse the consciousness of millions of people around the world. By displaying the poverty and grime of the brothel while publicizing children’s artwork and their lofty dreams to become educated, the documentary “Born into Brothels” succeed in raising awareness and attracting financial support worldwide to provide these children with reachable quality education. In other words, it is the film as well as the discussions related to it on various media platforms that brought about life-changing opportunities for those eight children, which evidently unfolds the…show more content…
Donations raises by such media product have better the lives of thousands of individuals trapped in poverty and hunger. Yet authorities claims that it is the sustainable development of agriculture that can truly reducing both poverty and hunger in rural areas, which results in a media campaign launched by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1993 to propel agricultural innovations in the Philippines. In the campaign, video has emerged as the medium of choice for supporting participatory farmer in agriculturally depressed area to visually understand all facets of rice farming. In the end, the project propels record rice harvests in that area ever since(UNDP 7). To sum up, active engagement of media in the process of poverty salvation carries hope to distitude individuals and barren regions. Finally, amid great strides made by the international women’s rights movement, media plays a significant part in protecting the rights and improving the lives of women and in its own way. For instance, radio is instrumental in empowering women in Sanjeevani, Nepal by podcasting women right issues. According to the research presented by UNESCO, 57.6 per cent of respondents learn that there should be no gender discrimination and that daughters and sons should have equal rights( UNESCO 5). Here, with access to radio podcasts, women in Sanjeevani become

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