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.


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.

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 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.

Freny book coverThe Mumbai Press Club saw a packed house for the release of Freny Manecksha's book Behold, I shine: Narratives of Kashmir's women and children. Freny described her journey of over seven years as she went from looking for stories to immersion journalism in a community under constant surveillance. She felt moved to record the voices of women who have been "unseen and unheard for too long".

Gita and ShakuntalaGita Aravamudan and Sakuntala Narasimhan have been writing in newspapers, magazines and serious publications for more than 50 years.  When NWMI's Bangalore chapter held a felicitation for them at the Press Club, the veteran journalists told their younger colleagues about their journeys. 

Laadli 2017 South group photoFive 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.

jayantiThe 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.