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.


Gita and ShakuntalaGita Aravamudan and Sakuntala Narasimhan have been writing in newspapers, magazines and serious publications for more than 50 years.  When NWMI's Bangalore chapter held a felicitation for them at the Press Club, the veteran journalists told their younger colleagues about their journeys. 

Laadli 2017 South group photoFive NWMI members for Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu were among the winners of the Laadli Media & Advertising Awards, 2015-16 (southern region) in Hyderabad on April 10.

jayantiThe first fellowship under the newly launched NWMI Fellowship for Women Journalists has been awarded to Jayanti Buruda, 27, an Adivasi journalist from Malkangiri, Odisha.

Jayanti, the ninth among 11 siblings, completed her journalism course at the Central University of Odisha, Koraput, 150 km away from her home in Malkangiri, one of the most underdeveloped districts in the state. She is the first female journalist in her town, encouraged to study by her father who was himself denied the privilege of schooling.

The Network for Women in Media India (NWMI) strongly condemns the blatant rape culture in the entertainment industry, as evident in a recent film function and demands that strict action be taken against those indulging in verbal normalisation of / abetment to rape in the name of entertainment.

mangalamproudtobeawomanjournalistMembers of the Network of Women in Media, Kerala, were at the forefront of protests against Mangalam TV’s unsavoury methods to increase its ratings.

The cases are under the Official Secrets Act and abetment to suicide on Poonam Aggarwal for her February 2017 Quint video (later removed) exposing the Indian army's exploitative ‘sahayak’ system 

The Network of Women in Media, India condemns the harassment of Chennai-based independent journalist Sandhya Ravishankar following her expose on the illegal beach sand mining mafia in Tamil Nadu operating with political collusion.

Kabul Blogs Laxmi and AnitaAuthor Anita Anand talks about what prompted her to write about daily life in Kabul, a city that has witnessed unspeakable devastation and continues to do so.

Bengali article criticising Ram Gopal VarmaFor some time there has been a buzz about regressive content on national television and local channels. Even if these fall under the purview of entertainment, watched by millions including families with children, they show a very skewed perspectives about women and their role in society. The Bengal Network has discussed this issue from time to time and this has also been criticised in the media. 

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NWMI member Vidhu Vincent won the Kerala government’s award for Best Film Director, and her feature film Manhole was declared the best film – the first time that the awards were bagged by a woman in their 47-year-old history.