This book is an attempt to capture the experiences and efforts of a few community based initiatives which have demonstrated its relevance. Rooted in community expressions and peopleÆs struggles, the book attempts to showcase how community media can and has made a critical difference to peopleÆs lives. If the experiences are divers3 and capture a range of traditional and electronic media, they are linked by a single common thread: the effort to synergise information with communication and the Right to Information with the Right to Communicate. These experiences would also appear to be guided by a common goal: peopleÆs empowerment through peopleÆs media. While the experiences are diverse both in terms of the media used and their geographical spread, all the case studies demonstrate the power of community participation, management and ownership.