Chandni's Story: India's Street Kid Reporters | Link TV
Chandni's Story: India's Street Kid Reporters
Chandni is 16 years old and has been living on the streets since she was born. Her father died some years back and she lives with her mother and four siblings in a makeshift tent in Noida, on the outskirts of the Indian capital Delhi. Her mother sells sweetcorn in the market but doesn't earn enough to rent a proper home for Chandni and her brothers and sisters. When Chandni was 10, workers from the charity Badhte Kadam approached her on the street and told her they could help her go to school. Despite opposition from her family, she went to lessons and learned to read and write. She now is editor of Badhte Kadam's newspaper, Balaknama (Children's Voice), written by and for street kids. Balaknama has been running for 10 years and has a readership of around 5,000 -- mostly street children. The eight-page quarterly newspaper features stories on issues affecting children who live on the streets, under bridges and in shelters across northern India. According to Badhte Kadam there are around half a million street children in Delhi, with more arriving every day. The children are runaways, have been trafficked or come to the city with their impoverished rural parents in search of menial work.
The women featured in this episode are giving a new meaning to the term “women’s work.”
As rebels hand over weapons, an entire generation of Colombians are emerging from the conflict to rebuild their nation.
A glimpse into the lives of immigrants living in refugee camps reveals their hunger for human rights and an opportunity to start over.
Immigrants around the world face unbelievable challenges on their journey searching for a new place to call home.
Discover how community leaders are adjusting, engaging with the international community and seeking innovative methods to find sustainable ways of living.
- 1 of 3
- next ›
Rio de Janeiro has experienced several waves of development in the past century. For Altair Guimaraes the changes have affected him directly. Brought up in a favela, he has been evicted three times as a result of Rio’s developments. As Brazil tries to gain global recognition and increase tourism, locals like Altair are forced to relocate despite property titles. Now, their struggles are becoming a symbol of a global phenomenon.
In the name of environmental restoration, the Ugandan government is expanding the country’s forest reserves in order to sell into the global carbon credit market. But this program comes at a high human cost as the state is displacing long established villages, forcing people to relocate, and jailing those opposing the program.
Women from all over the world are trailblazing through gender barriers in difficult and often dangerous environments. They are defying cultural norms and finding ways to pursue their dreams and change their future. The women featured in this episode are giving a new meaning to the term “women’s work.”
The 52-year Colombian civil war is not ending without leaving deep scars. As rebels hand over weapons, an entire generation of Colombians are emerging from the conflict to rebuild their nation. While some are struggling more than others, many citizens are rolling up their sleeves to clear out the ghosts of war.
More than a political buzzword, refugees are real people with real fears driving their decisions, and they take great risks to protect their families. A glimpse into the lives of immigrants living in refugee camps reveals their hunger for human rights and an opportunity to start over.
What You Can Do
Learn more about the topics covered in this episode with the following organizations:
Immigrants around the world face unbelievable challenges on their journey searching for a new place to call home. While much of the reporting focuses on the backlash refugees face from their new host nations, many communities are opening their arms and minds.
Background image: Feryal Aldahash looks down on her third daughter Valgerour Halla at their home in Reykjavik, Iceland. January 8 2017. | Thomson Reuters Foundation/Filippo Brachetti
A loving and insightful portrait of two transgender siblings — Luca and Ren — and their parents, set in the changing social climate following the 2016 presidential election.KCET Original
Heather McTeer Toney addresses how we must embrace climate action as the social justice issue of our time, and tear down old stereotypes so that we can build sustainable and resilient alliances to fight effectively together and affirm our common humanity.KCET Original
“5 Broken Cameras” is a deeply personal, first-hand account of life and non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village surrounded by Israeli settlements.
Gospel music would not be what it is today if not for the impact left by Los Angeles in the late 60’s and early 70’s, a time defined by political movements across the country.KCET Original
The second half of the hard fought local derby is just about to begin when Helena receives word that Eivind, one of her key players and strongest supporters, has a wife about to give birth in the hospital.
Acclaimed director Rodney Evans ("Brother to Brother" and "The Happy Sad") takes viewers on a personal journey as he ponders how the deterioration of his vision will impact his life and work as a filmmaker.
A blazingly original drama about how a boy and a cylinder full of explosives can overcome any obstacles life puts in their way.
Bangkok's future seems paralyzed by political upheaval, but social instability hasn't undermined the locals' fierce will to better their city.