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.


NWMI-Bengal organizes a lively interaction on the changes in women's publications in Bengal

Women remain easy targets on social media and women in journalism even easier, writes Ranjona Banerji. Women journalists face sexual harassment in the office, online trolling, stalking, and more.

The Network of Women in Media India (NWMI) is horrified by the prolonged and traumatic sexual harassment to which the Banda team of Khabar Lahariya, a rural collective of women journalists in Uttar Pradesh, have been subjected over many months.

The Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) strongly condemns the government’s over-zealousness in pursuing and investigating charges of misdoing and misappropriation of funds against journalist-activists Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand.  

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Shahnaz Anklesaria Aiyer, who passed away on July 4, 2015, was a journalist during a time when the post-Emergency mainstream media supported investigative journalism on development and human rights. Two friends and colleagues remember her and those times.  

The weekly newsmagazine Outlook described an IAS officer in the Telangana Chief Minister's office, as "eye candy". The officer sent the magazine a legal notice, following which they took the article down, replacing it with an "expression of regret".


On the 40th anniversary of the Emergency, we reprint an article published on our website in 2014, 

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. 

We, the undersigned would like to express our extreme distress and dismay at the incidents of harassment against Ms Sharmila Seyyid and her family through a variety of means including social media.

Partners for Law in Development has released a comprehensive resource book in Hindi on the Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act.