We regularly publish articles about our work and any new developments to the Participatory Video methodology that come about through our various projects. Here are those articles (by or about) InsightShare that we know of...
Article by Chris Lunch (InsightShare Co-Founder & Co-Director) published in Participatory Learning & Action (issue 56) in June 2007. Describes InsightShare's experiences of using Participatory Video as a tool for monitoring & evaluation with a particular focus on the Most Significant Change (MSC) methodology.
Participatory Video is rapidly becoming an indispensable part of the ICT4D tool kit and a great way to introduce communities to communication technologies. Article by InsightShare Director Chris Lunch.
Short article by Chris Lunch (InsightShare Co-Founder & Co-Director) published in ICT Update (issue 34) in November 2006. The article introduces PV as a method, summarizes it's diverse possible uses and gives a overview of the step by step process.
In this article Dominic Elliot describes how an Aids support group in Malawi used participatory video to boost their self-esteem and to encourage others to get tested, by enabling group members to tell their own stories and to film themselves engaging in different agricultural activities.
In 2005, InsightShare used participatory video as a tool for working with an HIV-positive community group in M'deka, Malawi. The 3-day project was carried out in partnership with the Malawi branch of GOAL, an Irish non-governmental organisation (NGO) that has been setting up these groups as a way of helping HIV-positive people support one another and change attitudes in the community with regard to knowing/communicating one's status.
Article by Chris Lunch (InsightShare Co-Founder & Co-Director) published in Capacity.org (issue 29) in September 2006. The article describes InsightShare's experiences of using Participatory Video as a tool for monitoring & evaluation with a particular focus on the Most Significant Change (MSC) methodology.
A review by Professor Robert Chambers (Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK) of InsightShare's book 'Insights into Participatory Video: a handbook for the field'. Published on 28th April 2006.
Article published by IFIP (International Funders for Indigenous Peoples) as part of the Sharing Circle newsletter (Volume 7, Issue 1) in the summer of 2006. Features an interview with Nick Lunch (Co-Founder & Co-Director) of InsightShare during the IFIP Annual Conference and the 5th UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Article by Catherine Setchell
In this article Chris Lunch (InsightShare Co-Founder & Co-Director) describes how PV methods can be integrated into mainstream political decision making. He uses a InsightShare project that was carried out in Turkmenistan to argue that PV holds the key to delivering those often repeated, hollow slogans about inclusion, participation and people-led research and development, by illustrating how PV provides an opportunity for rural people to document their own knowledge and to express their wants from their own viewpoints.
In this article Stephen Hancock gives an extensive and inspiring description of the PV process, drawing from his personal experiences, working alongside Nick Lunch on a PV project in India. Through his detailed description of the whole process, it becomes clear how the PV method helped them to facilitate a genuine and participative communication loop by providing the local illitarate farmers and nomads with a tool to express their concerns related to environmental change and bringing them their face to face with scientists and NGO staff.