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 NWMI expresses outrage at the NIA’s attempt to lay down the “moral duty of a journalist'”.

With the start of state elections, NWMI's Gender, Media and Election Watch blog examines media coverage in relation to women and the elections. We look at how political parties and candidates are viewing women's issues and female electorates, and candidates, and examine the media's handling of women voters and politicians.

101reporters workshop R Poornima and Raksha KumarWith elections to the Legislative Assemblies in four states (Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland and Karnataka) coming up soon, the Network of Women in Media, India, in association with 101 Reporters, a pan-India network of grassroots reporters, organised a workshop on gender inclusivity during election coverage.
The Network seeks to support promising women journalists working in challenging situations

PriyankaPriyanka Divakar, a transgender radio jockey from Bengaluru, spoke at NWMI's meet in Chennai, in the session ‘Equity in the Newsroom’:

"I am Priyanka. I am a transgender radio jockey (RJ) working in Bengaluru. Everyone here has been talking about equity in a newsroom. What I would like to say is that given the current circumstances, not everyone gets opportunities, but when one does get the opportunity, how one uses it for the benefit of the community becomes important." 

Nishita Jha

NWMI's Nishita Jha joins Buzzfeed as its new global women's rights and gender reporter.  In this interview with Columbia Journalism Review, she talks about how she plans to push coverage beyond the woman as victim or victor, and look at the way big issues affect women and the way that women interact with the world.

Rahaina Maqbool and Baseera Rafiqi Raihana Maqbool and Baseera Rafiqi from Kashmir report on the everyday heros and heroines who don’t make the headlines in this conflict region.  V Nagamani is a programmer with a rural radio network in Karnataka. The three young women journalists spoke to Jyoti Punwani at NWMI’s Chennai meet on how they work despite the constraints of their environments.
The NWMI at its recently concluded 13th national meeting in Chennai expressed its deep concern at the widespread insecurity and vulnerability in the media profession in these times of growing intolerance, when freedom of expression and spaces for dissent are under siege.

05l Chennai meet group photo incompleteThe 13th national meet of the NWMI was held at Chennai from 4 to 6 January, 2018. With the central theme as “Gender and the Media – Challenges and Opportunities”, the conference aimed to bridge the gap in gender discourse and focus on the challenges faced by media practitioners. 

Nearly a hundred mediawomen from across India participated in the three day meeting at Anna University, Chennai. Among them were members from Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and West Bengal.