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.


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.

The Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) strongly condemns the government’s over-zealousness in pursuing and investigating charges of misdoing and misappropriation of funds against journalist-activists Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand.  

On the 40th anniversary of the Emergency, we reprint an article published on our website in 2014, 

The International Federation of Journalists, UNESCO and UNWomen, released Inside the News: Challenges and Aspirations for Women Journalists in Asia and the Pacific. The report, released on June 22, 2015, documents the issue of gender equity in the media industry throughout the region, as well as what can be done to maintain and protect it.

We, the undersigned would like to express our extreme distress and dismay at the incidents of harassment against Ms Sharmila Seyyid and her family through a variety of means including social media.

Partners for Law in Development has released a comprehensive resource book in Hindi on the Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act.