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Dateline: India's Slumdog Press
India's Slumdog Press
Season 1  |  Episode 18  |  SBS  |  June 13, 2017
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In the slums of Delhi, a group of impoverished Indian children are making their voices heard and their stories told. They're publishing their own newspaper, which is now being read around the globe. Print media around the world is suffering from declining readership and revenues, and journalists and editors continue to be laid off. But in Delhi, a group of kids from the city's sprawling slums are proving how to buck the trend - making a niche publication, and doing it successfully.

Balaknama has grown in circulation in more than the decade and a half of its existence. More importantly it is giving young kids, such as 16-year-old reporter Jyoti, a chance to tell the stories of those around them. While many of these kids know little of life in the rest of the world, their articles are making headlines that reach from their local communities all the way to Britain and the US.

In the slums of Delhi, a group of impoverished Indian children are making their voices heard and their stories told. They're publishing their own newspaper, which is now being read around the globe. Print media around the world is suffering from declining readership and revenues, and journalists and editors continue to be laid off. But in Delhi, a group of kids from the city's sprawling slums are proving how to buck the trend - making a niche publication, and doing it successfully.

Balaknama has grown in circulation in more than the decade and a half of its existence. More importantly it is giving young kids, such as 16-year-old reporter Jyoti, a chance to tell the stories of those around them. While many of these kids know little of life in the rest of the world, their articles are making headlines that reach from their local communities all the way to Britain and the US.

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