Network of Women in Media, India, is an association
which aims to provide a forum for women in media professions
to share information and resources, exchange ideas,
promote media awareness and ethics, and work for gender
equality and justice within the media and society. Local
groups linked to the NWMI are currently functioning
in 16 centres across the country.
Atonement is insufficient: The rule of law must prevail
“NWMI demands institutional redress of sexual harassment and assault”
Recent developments at the weekly news magazine Tehelka demonstrate that media houses have a long way to go in ensuring safety for women media professionals.
C G Manjula, Associate Editor, Prajavani, wins Karnataka Rajyotsava award
The NWMI Bangalore member is among the recipients for 2013 in the Media category
Popular Internet media websites seem to ignore 'virtual' gender violence
Facebook and Rediff respond poorly to online abuse of women
Should juvenile "cyber" bullying be criminalised?
Online harassment by and of children has consequences beyond the Internet
Women, dominant in the blogosphere, earn kudos and threats for being vocal on various issues
Speaking out on global corruption, women bloggers face backlash, despite being an online majority
Judith Daniels, pioneering editor and publisher is no more
Colleagues and friends remember a lady who held senior editorial positions at Life, Time Inc. and other media organizations
TIME magazine appoints its first woman managing editor, Nancy Gibbs
A veteran at the publication who penned its highest number of cover stories gets the top position
Identifying survivors of sexual assault: who decides?
Media coverage of the gangrape of a Mumbai journalist has been
criticised as being intrusive beyond the call of duty, with the
pursuit and publication of details that are clearly not in the public
interest. Following Kalpana Sharma’s analysis of ‘TOI’s foot-in-the-mouth coverage’ and Geeta Seshu’s comment ‘Can we stop feeding the beast?’, Bachi Karkaria in 'Don't make her lose face' defended TOI's reporting as ‘efforts not to thrust victimhood’ on the survivor and attacked ‘card carrying feminists’ for criticising the newspaper. Laxmi Murthy in 'Rape victim's identity: disclosure for whom?' pointed out that it is the woman concerned, not the media, who has the right to decide whether, when, how and to whom to reveal her identity. Bachi Karkaria responded, 'But I'm on the same page as you, Laxmi,' apparently viewing the exchange as a "territorial conflict" and a "cat-fight."
NWMI submission to Press Council committee inquiring into the rape of woman journalist
After the August 22, 2013 gang rape of a woman media professional in Mumbai, NWM-Mumbai interacted with several journalists and photographers in Mumbai in person and online, and also convened a meeting to discuss issues of concern for media personnel. The suggestions that emerged from these meetings were sent to Rajeev Sabade, the one-person Press Council-appointed committee to inquire into the rape. Mr Sabade has acknowledged receipt of the suggestions and will be considering them.
Women work in Pakistani media despite harassment
Sexual harassment of media women in Pakistan that is often unreported and unpunished is not a deterrent