Rural Journalists make a difference in remote villages in India

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Junior community reporter Sunita (center), 22, distributes this week's Khabar Lahariya newspaper to Kamlesh Kumari (right), 28, at her house in a village in Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh, India on 5th December 2012. Kamlesh, a mother of 2, is a farmer, earning about 20000 rupees of sales per annum from her 2 acre farm. She dreams of becoming a journalist for Khabar Lahariya but is not able to apply since the newspaper only takes one reporter in each area, and Sunita is already working in the area. Kamlesh reads the papers out loud to her whole family and illiterate friends. Photo by Suzanne Lee for Marie Claire France.