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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.
Thursday, 01 March 2018 21:46

The Media is a Male Business

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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.

Four days after his fans began trolling and abusing Dhanya Rajendran on Twitter, Vijay released a statement

Saturday, 29 July 2017 17:36

Roop Kanwar 'sati': Women and Media report 1987

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