Ref NoGEM/7/1/1
Title'Views from the village' rural reporting project
Extent2 boxes
Creator NameGemini News Service; 1967-2002; news agency
DescriptionRecords relating to the 'views from the village' rural reporting project, 1984-1986, including a file of general administration containing project proposals, applications from journalist to participate in the Project and published articles by the Project's journalists, 1984-1996, (GEM/7/1/2/1); correspondence file, 1984-1988, (GEM/7/1/2/2); records relating to the rural journalism workshop held in New Delhi, India, 2 February 1987 - 3 February 1987, (GEM/7/1/2/3); original, unedited and edited articles, 1986-1994, (GEM/7/1/2/4) and published articles, 1986-1994, (GEM/7/1/2/5).
Admin HistoryIn October 1985, Gemini News Service introduced the 'views from the village' rural reporting project which funded journalists in developing countries to stay in a village in their own country, after which they describe the village, its people and concerns in articles for Gemini. The project received backing from international agencies, including the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (SIDA) and the British Overseas Development (ODA) Agency. The aim of project, which was managed by Kelly McParland (Gemini assistant editor), was to train journalists in rural reporting and to show urban journalists and publishers important and interesting stories from rural areas.

In 1989, Gemini published a training manual, 'views from the village', which was based on the experiences of the project's journalists. Gemini also organised rural development workshops to train journalists in rural reporting techniques and to develop interest in stories from rural areas.
System Of ArrangementArranged according to the activities to which the records relate and broadly chronologically.
Access StatusOpen(part)
Access ConditionsFiles or parts of files in this sub-section are subject to access restrictions in line with the Data Protection Act.
Related MaterialCopies of the 'views from the village' training manual, edited by Kelly McParland, are available for consultation from the Gemini archive (GEM/8/1/2) and Historical Reference Library (HRL/560).

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