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I have a complain agaist the editorial team

It was a kind of revealation for me to go through the names of correspondents and runners up.

It was quite shocking for me to feel the absence of Shoma Chatterjee (India) from both the lists. As far as I know she is a great votary of women inclusive development and one of the first journalists in our country to espouse the gender mainstreaming policies tirelessly. Her stories are the mirror of her conviction........, her alternative thinking.Her VOF assignments also reflect her tireless effort in bringing some hidden treasures beneath the surface.

How can I believe that her stories are so bad as not to secure a place in your esteemed evalution desk?

It may be that in your overenthusiasm in incorporating inclusive worldvision you lost willingly one of the best gems of your headgear.

A writer of world repute not finding a place in a social networking site...............! Amazing!

But I must congratulate the most deserving correspondent Arda for making her stories so presentable and touchy.Thankyou Arda

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Hi Sanjukta! I was on the editorial team that was performing the final deliberations. I can understand your upset, as it was an incredibly difficult process to review so many impressive and visionary voices - and how we wished we could bring on twice as many correspondents as we had slots! Shoma is absolutely impressive and we celebrate her pioneering and tireless dedication for women. There was not one thing "bad" about her application whatsoever, we loved it, as we did countless others that we were unable to select.

However, being an established journalist was not one of our deciding criteria. Nor was professionality of writing, as we announced.

We took all the factors of the application into account and it was a combination of all, including: the unique quality of each woman’s voice, her intimate relationship with the communities that she is a voice for, and her potential for her messages to create change on the world stage. Women from particularly unheard and under-represented regions and communities were absolutely emphasized, but it was not a 100% deciding factor. We did also consider if a woman was unlikely to have access to previous media training and the benefit that our program could offer her that she might not otherwise have access to. We have always felt passionately that we wanted this program to provide opportunity to as many women as possible who may not have access to other channels to get her voice out to the world.

However PulseWire is still a stage for your voice, and for Shoma, and every other woman. And it will only grow & become more dynamic and powerful over throughout the year. This place is your place to speak out and to connect with sisters from every corner of the globe, it is what YOU make it!

Voices of the Future will happen again next year & we will make much of the training materials available to the entire community after our first run through.

So excited to keep listening to your courageous voice! Our gratitude, and joy to be on this journey with you,
Jensine

Jensine Larsen
World Pulse

sanjukta.choudhury's picture

Thank you

Dear Jensine,

Thank you for hearing my complaint so sportingly.

Worldpulse is an animated media for me. The voice of future can leave everlasting imprint on the minds of the audience through its sheer transformational quality. I think to fill the voice with such astounding quality one needs the able guidance of champions in this field- the master craftsman who has been practicing the art for years.

As a worldpulse member I wanted to be assured that my community uses its resources judiciously. Though we are all equal in this community, engaging people who have been at the forefront of inclusive thinking all these years can embark us on a more successful journey.

The journey from voice raised to voice heard…………………………..

Thanks once again for your all the pain you took to explain the situation.

Regards
Sanjukta

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