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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6 Responses to Appan Samachar-Women News channel in Bihar

  1. whereever_i_go June 20, 2009 at 6:02 am #

    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. Women Aloud: Videoblogging for Empowerment October 13, 2009 at 6:49 pm #

    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

  3. arvind December 27, 2009 at 8:52 pm #

    its great, amazing initiative from 4youg girl.

  4. Rina's Recipes May 26, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    Awesome job girls i am proud of you and keep doing whatever you are doing and i'll be glad if i can help you with anything .

  5. Rina's Recipes May 26, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    yes i am proud to be bihari and awesome job girls what you are doing this will be a revolution in bihar and keep doing it bring everyone together wakeup bihar and support these wonderful courageous girls .pls do let me know if i can do anything for you to support.

  6. Sushant Mishra December 17, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    Excellent Job & Well done!!!
    Keep it up…
    Sushant Mishra

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