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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.


 

On August 9, 2016, NWMI wrote its second follow-up letter to PTI regarding Rupesh Samant, a journalist associated with PTI in Goa. Samant continues to write for PTI though first information reports have been registered against him for sexual harassment. 

The Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) is outraged at the attempt to intimidate and silence publisher Indranil Roy and editor Krishna Prasad of Outlook magazine and award-winning independent writer Neha Dixit for an important investigation into the trafficking of young girls from Assam to Gujarat and Punjab.

The Network of Women in Media, India, strongly condemns the continuing online abuse and harassment of women in general and women journalists in particular. We believe this growing phenomenon not only amounts to gender-specific hate speech but also represents an increasingly common form of gender violence and a disturbing threat to freedom of the press.

 

NWMI strongly condemn the shocking attack on the residence of Malini Subramaniam, a journalist based in Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh and correspondent for the news site Scroll.In. The continuous attempts to intimidate and threaten her into silence must immediately stop and those responsible must be brought to book.

NWMI wrote to India Today questioning the sensationalist headline and content of a recent newsreport on the rape of a girl aboard the Howrah-Amritsar express

Worldwide, women make up about 50% of the general population but only 24% of the persons heard, read about or seen in newspaper, television and radio news. Only 26% of the people in internet news stories and media news tweets combined are women. These were among the findings of the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP)’s latest study on the portrayal and representation of women in the news media.

The Network of Women in Media, India, would like to express solidarity with the brave radio journalists of Roshani, the all-women radio and TV station that was the voice of the city of Kunduz in Afghanistan and was destroyed by the Taliban in the early hours of September 28.

The NWMI-Bengal chapter and the department of media studies, Jadavpur University, organised a one-day panel discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of women’s magazines in Bengal. The programme was enriched  by the participation of a visiting delegation of Bangladeshi journalists.

Women remain easy targets on social media and women in journalism even easier, writes Ranjona Banerji. Women journalists face sexual harassment in the office, online trolling, stalking, and more.

The Network of Women in Media India (NWMI) is horrified by the prolonged and traumatic sexual harassment to which the Banda team of Khabar Lahariya, a rural collective of women journalists in Uttar Pradesh, have been subjected over many months.