CHRI's Media Programme seeks to create awareness on Access to Information and Access to Justice issues through Radio and the Internet. CHRI has created a 13 episode radio series on Right to Information and 13 episode radio series on Policing issues which were aired in various radio stations in India. CHRI staff are also routinely interviewed in such mediums and therefore our aim is to make available such programmes and episodes as podcasts to allow people to hear and download.
Maja Daruwala (Director, CHRI) discusses the government's decision to take the CBI out of the ambit of RTI on NDTV
Mr. Venkatesh Nayak, Coordinator - Access to Information Programme, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) discusses implementation of social welfare schemes with Nayanika Mathur and Subir Sinha on al Jazeera English channel.
Maja Daruwala (Director, CHRI) talks on issue of police reforms at Xavier College, Mumbai on November 25, 2010.
Maja Daruwala (Director, CHRI) and Navaz Kotwal (Coordinator-Police Reforms Programme, CHRI) in conversation with Kiran Bedi (Former DG - BPR&D, MHA) about "What is wrong with policing today? Why are things so bad? Will policing in India ever change? What is the way forward?"
Venkatesh Nayak, Coordinator - Access to Information Programme, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative(CHRI) speaking to Members of the Indian and European Parliament and prominent NGOs and stakeholder networks in Delhi on the absence of transparency in Free Trade negotiations. (13 November 2010)
"Pahal - Ek Nai Shuruwat". The audio-visual clip is created with a view to advocate for prisoners’ rights. Designed to ensure maximum outreach within the prison, especially among the newly admitted prisoners, the video seeks to spread awareness about the rights and duties of inmates and highlight the importance of those rights and responsibilities. This particular clip is made in Bengali and Hindi and will soon be screened in the correctional homes of West Bengal. Used as a mode of empowering the prisoners, a similar clip is being used in Tihar Jail, New Delhi.
Maja Daruwala, Director, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative(CHRI) received the fifth Nani A Palkhivala Award in Mumbai on Thursday (January 14, 2010), for defending and preserving civil liberties in India.
CHRI's 30-second animation spot on Right to Information (RTI) seeks to educate and create awareness amongst masses on RTI Act. The animation spot on 'RTI Genie' has been aired on a periodic basis in cinema theatres as well as television channels all across India.
Behind Bars Not Beyond Justice is a campaign launched by CHRI in 2009 which aims at spreading awareness on the population of pre-trial or under-trial prisoners in India.
Sanjay Patil, Programme Officer, Police Reforms Programme (South Asia), CHRI was in a group discussion panel "What steps should Govt. take to reform policing system?" telecast on CNBC TV 18