The 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.
Cooperative organiser Elaben Bhatt, academician Leela Visaria and gynaecologist Nayna Patel are among the speakers at NWMI’s 11th national meet in Ahmedabad. The meeting, organised by the Media Women’s Forum, Gujarat, a chapter of the NWMI, will cover subjects as varied as development, surrogacy and the role of the media during communal riots. More than a hundred mediawomen, from different parts of the country, will participate in the meeting being held at the historic Gujarat Vidyapith.
On June 25, 1975, a State of Emergency was declared in India. Though the official order was issued by President Fakhruddhin Ali Ahmed under Article 352(1) of the Constitution for "internal disturbance", it was Prime Minister Indira Gandhi who de facto declared it. Until the withdrawal of the Emergency on March 21, 1977, fundamental rights were suspended, political activity suppressed, civil liberties curbed and the press censored. Thirty-nine years on, members of the NWMI recall those turbulent times.
A Zee News employee who was fired after she got pregnant went to court and got her job back, and with back wages. Geeta Seshu reports in The Hoot
Gender and Media Watch for Elections 2014 will examine the print, broadcast and online media's coverage in relation to women and the 2014 elections. NWMI members from across India will comment on how political parties and candidates view women’s issues; female electorates; and the media’s handling and representation of women voters and politicians.
The NWMI's letters to the Press Council of India and the Editors' Guild of India, and other critiques of recent media coverage of what is being referred to as "The Tarun Tejpal Tapes", have elicited responses from the authors of the controversial articles
The NWMI has sent strong letters of protest to the Press Council of India and the Editors' Guild of India about two recent articles on the Tehelka case, based on CCTV footage, which disregard the law as well as journalistic ethics.
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