In the slums of Delhi, a group of impoverished Indian children are making their voices heard and their stories told; by publishing their own newspaper, which is now being read from London to the USA. An SBS Dateline report.
Print media around the world is suffering from declining readership and revenues. 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 over the decade and a half of its existence and, more importantly, is giving young kids like 16-year-old reporter Jyoti, a chance to tell the stories of those around them.
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