Project India

Authors: Sreedharan, C. and Thorsen, E.


Project India provided alternative news coverage of the world’s largest exercise in representative democracy: the 2014 General Election in India. A collaborative journalism initiative led by Bournemouth University, it saw BU students working with their counterparts in India.

We worked with four educational institutions in India. The University of Madras, Amity University, Jai Hind College, and Pondicherry University. In addition, we worked with three online news organisations —, and Several of our students travelled to India, and in all we published more than 70 news and feature articles. We published on a single-issue web site and several social media channels. In addition, our stories were also picked up by our media partners. In all, 43 young journalists worked on Project India — 15 of them from BU, and 28 from the four Indian institutions.

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