Name: Raju Kumar
Organisation: Planman Media
Role: Reporting from a rerion of India
I am actively participating in journalism for ten years and continuous writing on rural development and other social issues. Presently, I am working as State Correspondent, The Sunday Indian. My articles have been published in many mainstream magazines and newspapers i.e. Outlook, Seminar (Journal), Sahara Time, Tribune, Dainik Jagran, Patrika, Raj Express, Navabharat and also circulate by Charkha Features(Delhi), IPA (India Press Agency, Delhi) and Sarvodaya Press Service (Indore). I have also written many cover story for Sunday supplement of Navbharat and also compiled some pages in Daink Jagran on social issues. I am a development journalist based in Madhya Pradesh. I prefer to go in remote areas for covering rural development issues. I have edited two books on developmental issues - Vikas Par Samvad and Baten Ped Paudhon Ki.I facilitated number of meetings with journalists on development and social issues and actively participated in many training and orientation programs organized by civil society organizations and supported People's Movement. My experience say that Media is powerful tool for social change. I have seen if media publish any news on the base of facts and interest of society then definitely policy makers give attention on the issues.