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.
Five NWMI members for Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu were among the winners of the Laadli Media & Advertising Awards, 2015-16 (southern region) in Hyderabad on April 10.
The cases are under the Official Secrets Act and abetment to suicide on Poonam Aggarwal for her February 2017 Quint video (later removed) exposing the Indian army's exploitative ‘sahayak’ system
The first fellowship under the newly launched NWMI Fellowship for Women Journalists has been awarded to Jayanti Buruda, 27, an Adivasi journalist from Malkangiri, Odisha.
Jayanti, the ninth among 11 siblings, completed her journalism course at the Central University of Odisha, Koraput, 150 km away from her home in Malkangiri, one of the most underdeveloped districts in the state. She is the first female journalist in her town, encouraged to study by her father who was himself denied the privilege of schooling.
Members of the Network of Women in Media, Kerala, were at the forefront of protests against Mangalam TV’s unsavoury methods to increase its ratings.
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The Network of Women in Media, India condemns the harassment of Chennai-based independent journalist Sandhya Ravishankar following her expose on the illegal beach sand mining mafia in Tamil Nadu operating with political collusion.
For some time there has been a buzz about regressive content on national television and local channels. Even if these fall under the purview of entertainment, watched by millions including families with children, they show a very skewed perspectives about women and their role in society. The Bengal Network has discussed this issue from time to time and this has also been criticised in the media.
NWMI member Vidhu Vincent won the Kerala government’s award for Best Film Director, and her feature film Manhole was declared the best film – the first time that the awards were bagged by a woman in their 47-year-old history.
Journalists who take on the establishment are routinely abused and intimidated. In this environment, the unconditional support of her colleagues in NWMI has had a special importance, said Neha Dixit in her acceptance speech for the Chameli Devi Jain Award 2016, dedicating her award "to the unacknowledged journalists who have suffered and survived repression and still told stories that need to be told."
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