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Please don’t this Dalit Media outlet die an undignified death because of our share indifference

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Any body who is reading Dr. Khote’s appeal, please respond generously, PMARC is the ONLY Dalit Media outlet which goes worldwide and keep update on our state of affair, all over the world and connect us, to abreast of persecution of minorities at the hand of mighty and powerful.I will mail a cheque as a contribution in support of PMARC mission.

Please don’t this Dalit Media outlet die a undignified death because of our share indifference. I am fully aware of the fact that some of you are inundated with request for donations .
Have you seen so many temples? Do you know Why?. Because they have commitment to the cause they cherish.
Please donate genrously to keep PMARC alive. A humble appeal. – Dr. Berwa

An Appeal for voluntary contribution to PMARC: Dalit Media Advocacy Initiative!

Dear Friends
Greetings From PMARC !
After a longish spell of more than 11 months, we are again compelled by circumstances to make an open appeal for contribution to all of you to sustain the intervention –Dalits Media Advocacy&‘Dalit Media Watch’.
 
From last six month we are facing very critical situations and again we are under huge debt. Our organizational activities are facing huge crises.
Without support from you all, civil society, empowered section of Dalits, Dalits national & International networks &platform it is becoming very hard for us to continue our interventions. It is responsibility of each one of us as an individual to take up this challenge and do as maximum possible contribution from your end.
PMARC is regularly monitoring mainstream media for cases related to Dalits and, disseminating them through our E-Group, “Dalits Media Watch”. Most of you are aware about this.
This purposeful intervention of PMARC was initiated in January, 2007 and, till date thousands of cases has been registered by NHRC alone, besides other commissions. The registration of cases by NHRC implies that FIR is filed which in turn ensures that the victims get immediate relief/compensation and protection and, that the accused are arrested.
It is, however, to be noted that NHRC registered 101 complaints of atrocities and discrimination against Dalits on a single day: 14th September, 2014 and, made us complainants on the basis of our news updates.
It is a just an example that how our interventions are turning in to the positive results in favor of victims of caste based atrocities and discrimination..
To sensitize and make aware mainstream media, civil society, mainstream society about the suffering of Dalits due to caste are objectives of PMARC. These results shows impact of our interventions.
‘Dalit Media Watch’is being delivered to about 3.5 lakh people in 72 countries on every day. Here follows a fact sheet of this intervention during past six months (January to June, 2015):
Sr.No
Details
Jan
Feb
March
April
May
June
1
News Monitoring English
29 Days
25 Days
30 Days
30.Days
31.Days
30 Days
2
News Monitoring Hindi
30. Days
31.Days
30 Days
3
No of English News Paper monitored
10 per day
10 per day
10 per day
10 per day
10 per day
10 per day
4
No of Hindi News Paper Monitored
13 per day
13 per day
15 per day
5
No. of Channels monitored (E+H)
8
8
8
8
8
10
6
No. of News Monitored in English
684
536
852
840
828
832
7
No. of News monitored in Hindi
696
752
792
8
No. of News selected & circulated in Eng. Per day ( Average)
5.89
5.36
7.1
7
6.6
7.53
9
No. of News selected & circulated in Hindi per day ( Average)
5.8
6
6.6
10
Total News disseminated in English
171
134
213
210
207
208
11
Total News Disseminated in Hindi
174
188
198
12
No of issue based films disseminated
16
30
26
13
No of media articles circulated
10
9
10
8
9
10
Besides, a program of developing profile of Dalit activists – ‘Dalit Speaks’ was initiated in the year 2011. So far, we have about 130 such video films being used in mass/social movements. These all film are available on You Tube.
Since Jan 2007 PMARC also conducts 150 capacity building workshops( formal& informal) with grass-root activists with the idea of equipping them with necessary skills of media advocacy. We have also developed a complete videography unit. Gradually, over the years, this unit evolved into a small Resource Centre for media professionals/activists, researchers, intellectuals, mainstream media and human rights organizations etc.
Many more universities national & International, researchers, national & International human rights commission, organizations are using our data base and resources.
PMARC become a core resources center for journalists from mainstream media and intellectuals and we are facilitating them on regular basis.
 
Last year on August 2014 in response of our appeal some of concern individuals has came forward and extended a bit support. We are thankful to an alumni from JNU and now IAS from UP cedar officer has rescued PMARC from huge debt partially. He came forward as a huge relief which made us to continue our intervention.
 We are thankful to all our friends and well-wishers who extended support and solidarity which has given a bit relief to relieve from some part of debt.
We owe all this to our contributors and users. You all made it possible. It is indeed a comradely enterprise.
Now, after a longish spell of more than 11 months, we are again compelled by circumstances to make an open appeal of financial support to all of you to sustain the intervention – Dalits Media Advocacy&‘Dalit Media Watch’.
We also feel the necessity of sharing our recurring monthly expenses:
§  Office rent: Rs15,000 ( Including electricity bill)
§  Communication/internet: Rs 10,000
§  Travel (volunteers and audio-visual unit): Rs. 20,000
§  Honorarium (04 persons)
§  Other Expense Rs. 10,000
 
Dear friends !
 
PMARC is an exclusive and only platform working on the issue of Dalits Media Advocacy having strong visible out comes in hand. Therefore We appeal you all to come forward and join us.
 
Please contribute !!!!!!!!
 
Warm regards
Arun Khote
Our Bank details are:
 
 
 
PEOPLES MEDIA ADVOCACY &RESOURCES CENTRE-PMARC
 
A/C NO. 0302010179713
United Bank of India
IFSC code: UTBI0HZG509
HAZRATGANJ, Lucknow (UP) INDIA
 
 
 
KALPANA BHADRA
 
CORPORATION BANK
A/C NO. 067600101000452
IFSC CODE: CORP0000676

ALAMBAGH BRANCH,
 LUCKNOW (UP) INDIA
 
 
.Arun Khote
On behalf of
Dalits Media Watch Team
(An initiative of “Peoples Media Advocacy & Resource Centre-PMARC”)

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1 Comment

  1. Balu says:

    I will contribute to this noble cause.

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