Rural Journalists make a difference in remote villages in India

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Video Volunteer videojournalist Niru J. Rathod (right), 24, looks through her video footage on her camera while her sister Mukta (center), 22,  attends to a tailoring customer at home in Surendranagar, Gujarat, India on 14 December 2012. While Niru's sisters have become seamstresses or housewives, Niru, the 8th child in a family of 11 girls born to a Dalit construction worker, has been using videography for social change since 2006. She shoots and produces her own short documentaries and is a committed video activist, having conducted hundreds of village video screenings where she also speaks to thousands of men, shattering their ideas about what a woman and a Dalit can do while bringing massive changes to the communities she documents. Photo by Suzanne Lee / Marie Claire France