Research (33)

Sunday, 14 October 2018 13:51

Sexual harassment in media workplaces: A flashback

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MeToo logo by Manjula PDisclosure after disclosure by Indian women over the past week have brought to public attention for the first time the pervasiveness of sexual harassment in Indian media workplaces. The experiences shared by women journalists across the country 20 years ago and recorded in Ammu Joseph's book, Making News: Women in Journalism, first published in 2000, establish that the existence of the problem has been known for a long time, as have some of the names now tumbling out of the closet.
How do Indian films portray women? Would Indian films do a much better job of it many more  stories came from women? How does the number of female writers on the team influence the representation of women in the film? An analysis of top Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films over 2016 and 2017 looks at the representation of women and the proportion of female writers for such films.
Thursday, 14 June 2018 14:54

Review of Media Coverage of Kathua Rape Case

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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.
Friday, 15 December 2017 14:31

Women journalists' collective experiences

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Women journalists routinely face gender-based violence in the workplace and the field, online and offline, and there has been an increase in this violence in recent years. This report from the UN secretary general describes the current situation pertaining to women journalists, sets out the applicable international law, provides an account of initiatives in this area, and suggests ways to strengthening the safety of women journalists.
Saturday, 29 July 2017 17:36

Roop Kanwar 'sati': Women and Media report 1987

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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.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 20:46

Gender and the media in Asia and the Pacific 2015

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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.

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