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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.


 

The Laadli Media Advocacy Initiative released a paper  "Media coverage of Kathua rape case". The report points out that media coverage of gender-based violence cannot be viewed separately from media coverage of women in general.
Leela MenonLeela Menon joined journalism late, at the age of 46. But once she started, she devoted herself completely to her work, unfazed by illness and other challenges.  Prema Manmadhan writes in the New Indian Express on her memories of an extraordinary journalist from Kerala.
The NWMI is appalled at two shows broadcast on Times Now on May 28, 2018 on the Tejpal rape case that were both illegal and unethical. The two shows, that ran consecutively at 8 pm. and 9 pm. respectively, were titled ‘Secrets of a dark night’ on the India Upfront show, anchored by Times Now editor-in-chief Rahul Shivshankar and ‘Tejpal’s indiscretions caught on CCTV’ on the Newshour debate, anchored by Times Now Managing Editor-Politics Navika Kumar. The NWMI registered its protest with Times Now over the unethical and sensational coverage of a sensitive issue like sexual assault, and demanded that the videos be taken down. Here is a slightly edited version of the letter to Times Now.
The NWMI expresses solidarity with the courageous and meaningful journalism being practiced by Ravish Kumar, Executive Editor of NDTV India and demands that institutions mandated to protect the Indian Constitution take immediate and suo moto cognisance of the abuse and threats directed at him.
The NWMI stands in solidarity with Kashmiri photojournalist Masrat Zahra, who is being subjected to online abuse and intimidation for carrying out her journalistic duty.
The Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) registers its unequivocal condemnation of the appointment of Ms Jagrati Shukla as consultant to Lok Sabha TV, as is being reported widely in the media, and as being claimed by Ms Shukla on her social media profiles.
Khabar LahariyaFor 16 years, the rural women journalists' collective Khabar Lahariya has been publishing hard hitting news, views and analyses from remote parts of UP and Bihar. And they're sick of their male colleagues' condescending and regressive attitudes, unsolicited advice, and sexist behaviour.  So in this open letter on World Press Freedom Daythey give male media persons a piece of their mind.
The attacks on journalists and press photographers covering the panchayat poll process in West Bengal is reprehensible. Such intimidation and violence adversely impacts free and fair reporting of the electoral process, and also impinges on the public’s right to know, says the NWMI
Ashok Shree DNA meeting organised by the Network of Women in Media, Bangalore (NWMB) took forward the conversation on rape convictions, focusing on the need to demand better policing and reforms.
Noting with deep concern the sustained and apparently orchestrated social media vilification of journalist Rana Ayyub, the NWMI demands that the Cyber-Crime cell of the Delhi Police take immediate steps to ensure safety for Rana Ayyub, identify the source/s of the threats and take stringent action against them.