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 shocking and tragic assassination of Gauri Lankesh served as a grim reminder of the grave and present threats to freedom of expression in general and the dangers faced by individual journalists attempting to speak truth to power in particular. Ammu Joseph recently spoke to students in Bangalore about the implications of the murder for media freedom and independent journalism.  

The news website team is facing online harassment for its recent story on a Madurai district temple ritual involving girls
Document highlights current status and recommends gender-sensitive redressal
Condemning her murder, NWMI seeks justice for Gauri, protection of free of expression and safety for all journalists
NWMI's tribute to daring journalist Gauri Lankesh, murdered in Bangalore today

The Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) strongly condemns the online sexual harassment and abuse of film critic Anna M M Vetticad, the latest in the growing list of Indian female writers to be targeted in this manner.

Vetticad has been facing apparently coordinated misogynist abuse on social media sites since the publication of her review of the Akshay Kumar-starrer, ‘Toilet - Ek Prem Katha’ released on August 11, 2017.

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

The Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) strongly condemns the online sexual abuse and trolling of Dhanya Rajendran, editor-in-chief of the digital news website, The News Minute. 

Dhanya Rajendran, a member of NWMI, was abused for her August 4 tweet which read: “I had watched Vijay’s ‘Sura’ till interval and walked out. #WhenHarryMet Sejal has made me break that record. Could not sit till interval.” 

NWMI wrote to the Press Council of India on the provocative headline and news report in Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar’s Surat edition relating to the recent attack on Amarnath pilgrims.  NWMI strongly condemns such reports and deplores the callous reporting and editing that produces them.  


The Network for Women in Media India (NWMI) strongly condemns the blatant rape culture in the entertainment industry, as evident in a recent film function and demands that strict action be taken against those indulging in verbal normalisation of / abetment to rape in the name of entertainment.