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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 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.
The Network of Women in Media in India (NWMI), a collective of women media professionals across India, strongly condemns the patronising behaviour of Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, towards a woman journalist, Lakshmi Subramanian, at a press conference held in Chennai on Tuesday, April 17. The Governor decided to pat Lakshmi on the cheek when asked a question by the journalist – an act that amounts to sexual harassment at the workplace under the laws of the country.
Swathi cartoonThe NWMI strongly condemns the filing of an FIR against journalist and cartoonist Swathi Vadlamudi under Section 295 (a) of the IPC (“deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage reli­gious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or reli­gious beliefs”). The cartoon in question depicts the mythical Hindu gods, Ram and Sita, on the issue of abduction and violence against women in India.

Jayanti on the moveJayanti Buruda, recipient of the first NWMI Fellowship (2017-18), describes her challenging journey from a village in the remote Malkangiri district of Odisha to becoming the first Adivasi girl to study and become a journalist. She feels the NWMI Fellowship recognised her potential and allowed her to follow her dream.

My name is Jayanti Buruda. I am an Adivasi girl from the Koya tribe. My life started in Serpally, a small village in Odisha’s Malkangiri district.  Since my childhood, it was a dream to pursue education somewhere outside but my father used to say if you have the desire to study, you can do so in any place. In the school that I studied there were hardly any teachers or any competition among the students, which was quite discouraging for me. But, anyway, with the guidance of my teachers I passed my tenth standard exam – the only student to pass, out of the 11 students in my class.

The NWMI is concerned about the order issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, on 4 April 2018 constituting a committee for framing regulations for online media/news portals and online content. We beleive that without the involvement of stakeholders in the media industry, such as working journalists, editors and their genuinely representative bodies, and members of the public, no decision on best practices can be taken by a state sponsored committee with an over-representation of bureaucrats.