About Us

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.

Divya A awarded the Sanskriti-Prabha Dutt Fellowship

Divya A, special correspondent, The Indian Express, Delhi, has been awarded the Prabha Dutt Fellowship for Excellence in Journalism for 2013-14. The subject of her fellowship is: ‘Research on the lives of the children of sex workers living in Delhi's infamous GB Road’.

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Court orders Zee News to give woman reporter back her job

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

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Gender and Media Watch for Elections 2014: an NWMI blog

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.

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The "Tarun Tejpal Tapes" affair: NWMI responds to Seema Mustafa and Manu Joseph

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

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NWMI protests against unethical and illegal media coverage of Tehelka case

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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The Network of Women in Media, India expresses shock and anger at gang-rape of woman journalist in UP


The Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) is shocked and upset about the reported gang-rape of a woman journalist in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. The journalist was reportedly abducted by three persons after she had visited the Ashtabhuja temple to do a story on historic temples of the Vidyachal region.
The NWMI would like to express support and solidarity to the colleague who suffered abduction and assault in the course of her work. We call upon her employer to extend both moral support and practical assistance, including help in pursuing the legal case, to...

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Freelance journalism unpacked

Now, a book that tells you everything you wanted to know about freelance journalism but were afraid to ask. By Charukesi Ramadurai

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Women Video Volunteers

Fifty percent of the over 200 community correspondents with the grassroots Video Volunteers are women.

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International Women's Day, 2014: violence against media women continues

Violence and harassment against women in the news media: a global picture reveals the findings of a survey of nearly 1,000 female journalists and provides the first comprehensive picture of the dangers faced by many women working in news media around the world.

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International Women's Day, 2014: need for sensitivity in media coverage of rape

Many details in news reports on sexual violence are irrelevant and violate the privacy of victims

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