India's Slumkid Reporters: Unreported World Cha...

India's most remarkable journalists - slumkid reporters. Not all of the children involved with Children's Voice can read - but it doesn't stop them tackling the serious issues they face every day. They've found their voice and they're demanding change.
1 Shanno, editor of Balaknama newspaper, and Vijay, her chief reporter. At the offices of CHETNA (Childhood Enhancement through Training and Action), the supporting NGO
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33 Vijay, in the Delhi slum he's called home since his family moved from their village in Bihar eight years ago
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12 Vijay at home in Sanjay Camp slum. He lives in a one-room shack with his parents and his brother.  Their bed has no mattress and is made from old packing crates
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28 Filming at the end of the monsoon in Sanjay Camp slum, Delhi
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29 Sanjay Camp slum, Delhi
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30 The unauthorised shacks of Sanjay Camp slum just feet from the live railway lines.  The houses and tiny shop are illegal and could be demolished without warning
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31 Sanjay Camp slum, Delhi, Vijay's home.  People stand back into doorways when they hear a train coming
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32 tracks clear as a blaring horn sounds, indicating a train is passing through the camp
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34 Lila Devi, Vijay's mother, prepares dinner for the family.  She has a one ring gas stove, no windows, and no running water.  'You find things to smile about.  I'm very proud of my son.'
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Lila Devi cooking
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36 Boys in Sanjay Camp slum, Delhi, alongside the railway line.  In the evening, many people get drunk on cheap liquor, making the slums a volatile and violent place
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9 Filming in Lajpat Nagar market
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6 Shivani, 10, and her cousins beg and play in Lajpat Nagar market all day.  They have some contact with their families, and are expected to hand over their 'earnings' at the end of the day
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7 Shivani, 10, who begs in Lajpat Nagar market, New Delhi, with two of her cousins.  They say they're happy, have no problems, and they like to play
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8 10-year old Shivani and her cousins. They beg as a team
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15 Despite a raft of new government policies, the chances of these children escaping a life on the street remain slim
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13 Conservative estimates suggest there are at least 50,000 street children in Delhi alone. These boys live with their parents under this flyover
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14 Their tawny brown hair suggests these two homeless street kids are suffering from malnutrition
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16 Homeless babies under the flyover their mother calls home
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5 Shoeshine boy Pawan, in Lajpat Nagar market, New Delhi
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3 Baadshah, 13, began ragpicking aged 5. He works from 11am until 10pm, with a 3 hour break for 'street school' every afternoon
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4 Baadshah, with his ragpicking sack.  He works ten hours a day collecting recyclable rubbish from the streets
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2 Balaknama chief reporter Vijay Kumar teaches Baadshah the art of journalism, at the ragpickers' encampment where Baadshah lives
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10 Mary-Ann Ochota and Vijay Kumar
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37 Shanno, in Sunder Nagari slum, her home in Delhi
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Sunder Nagari
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39  Children in the Sunder Nagari slum gather to see what's happening in their alleyway
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Shanno's neighbours
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44 Delhi newspapermen bundle thousands of newspapers every morning. Most are in English or Hindi
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45 Every morning at 6am the Delhi newspapermen assemble bundles of papers for delivery
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Filming with the head of CHETNA, Sanjay Gupta
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17 Chief reporter of Children's Voice, Vijay Kumar
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18 Mary-Ann and Vijay
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22 Homeless children on an Agra railway platform
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22 Homeless children on an Agra railway platform
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22 Homeless children on an Agra railway platform
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Railway Children
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26 Street children tie friendship bracelets known as 'rakhis' on the police officers at Hari Parwat station, Agra.  The hope is to improve police treatment of street kids
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27 Following the street children's visit, Agra police held a press conference to publicise the event
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20 The Soni children lost their mother 20 days ago. Their grandparents are now struggling to feed 8 young children
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21 Director Suzie Samant filming in Garib Nagar slum, Agra
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47 16 yr old Gabbar (middle)sniffs correction fluid. He says it stops him feeling worried.  Older boys taught him how when he came to Mathura railway station as an 8-yr old runaway
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48 Gabbar's friends are also addicted to sniffing solvents
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49 Children at the Mathura 'Street School' drop in centre
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Mathura drop-in, supported by CHETNA and Hope for Children
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51 Gabbar comes to the Mathura drop-in centre for a couple of hours a day.  Tulsi, 15, is helping him to learn to read and write
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53 Tulsi and Gabbar at the Mathura drop-in centre.  Tulsi wants to train as a teacher
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52 Tulsi used to beg with her mother at a road junction in Mathura.  Now her brother has a job, she can attend school for a few hours a day
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Shanno and Vijay with the 47th edition of Children's Voice
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Baadshah gets to grips with his first published article
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59 Members of the 'Stepping Forwards' Street Children's Federation, with the new edition of Balaknama
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A distribution team on the streets of New Delhi
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61 Not all the children can read - those who can, read aloud to those who can't
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Vijay Kumar, Shanno and Mary-Ann Ochota
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