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.
Stepping up sensitivity in sexual violence reporting
An essay on the need for sensitized media coverage of gender crimes
Rina Mukherji wins first Laadli Extraordinaire Award
The NWMI-Bengal member was recognized for relentlessly fighting against gender injustice at the workplace.
Gender equality on the radio
Only one-third of news stories in the Indian broadcast media are presented by women. Only 13 per cent of news bulletins are about women. However, things are changing because of community radio, writes Ammu Joseph
Ganguly must go: chairs of rights bodies must be above reproach
On December 16, 2012, the gang-rape of a young woman in a bus in Delhi triggered outrage across the board, putting freedom from rape and sexual assault at the forefront of public debate. Ironically, young lawyer revealed that during those very protests, a retired judge of the highest court of the land had sexually harassed her while she was working with him as an intern, and that she was able to speak about it only 10 months later. On December 16, 2013, women's rights activists across India issued a statement:
Free speech in India 2013
The increasing number of deaths of journalists in 2013, the rise in the number of instances of censorship this year, and increasing surveillance, all bode ill for free speech in India. A report from the Free Speech Hub of the Hoot
Reporting responsibly: a blog debating media coverage of sexual violence
A petition drafted by a group of journalists and researchers,
appealing to the media to respect the privacy of the Tehelka woman journalist who has accused the magazine’s editor Tarun Tejpal of sexual assault, has grown into an online platform for debate on the media coverage of sexual violence.
Network News - BengalNet
2013 ended with BengalNet membersDr Shoma Chatterji and Ranjita Biswas getting two landmark books published. National Award winner Shoma Chatterji ‘s book Reading Rituparno is a crtitique of the cinema of the late Rituparno Ghosh. Ranjita Biswas‘ book, Brahmaputra and the Assam Valley, traces the journey of the Brahmaputra from the time it enters India in Arunachal Pradesh, until the time it enters Bangladesh.
Sexual Harassment at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Rules, 2013
The Sexual Harassment at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Rules, 2013, were notified in the Gazette on December 9, 2013
Beyond Tehelka, Tarun Tejpal and Shoma Chaudhury
The media needs to establish in-house mechanisms as mandated by the law, writes Ammu Joseph in Frontline
Atonement is insufficient: The rule of law must prevail
“NWMI demands institutional redress of sexual harassment and assault”
Recent developments at the weekly news magazine Tehelka demonstrate that media houses have a long way to go in ensuring safety for women media professionals.