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.


Uma Sridhar acceptance photograph croppedUma Sudhir was presented with the Chameli Devi Award for an Outstanding Woman Journalist for the year 2017 by The Media Foundation in Delhi on 9 March 2018.  In her acceptance speech, Uma paid tribute to reporters across the country who do the everyday reporting integral to journalism and to the camerapersons and team work without which TV journalism in particular would be impossible.  She also raised the contentious issue of what is “national” and what is “regional,” and questioned the unfortunate, growing tendency to reduce reporters to mere soundbite collectors.
Two women and three male journalists were gravely injured in the incident on the Assam-Mizoram border at Hailakandi on March 10. Attacks on journalists in the Northeastern states of the country have become dangerously routine.

That the leadership of the 100 largest international media corporations in the world is dominated by men is not a particularly startling revelation. But it is useful to have global data that reconfirm the fact.

The NWMI expresses outrage at the NIA’s attempt to lay down the “moral duty of a journalist'”.
101reporters workshop R Poornima and Raksha KumarWith elections to the Legislative Assemblies in four states (Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland and Karnataka) coming up soon, the Network of Women in Media, India, in association with 101 Reporters, a pan-India network of grassroots reporters, organised a workshop on gender inclusivity during election coverage.

PriyankaPriyanka Divakar, a transgender radio jockey from Bengaluru, spoke at NWMI's meet in Chennai, in the session ‘Equity in the Newsroom’:

"I am Priyanka. I am a transgender radio jockey (RJ) working in Bengaluru. Everyone here has been talking about equity in a newsroom. What I would like to say is that given the current circumstances, not everyone gets opportunities, but when one does get the opportunity, how one uses it for the benefit of the community becomes important." 

Nishita Jha

NWMI's Nishita Jha joins Buzzfeed as its new global women's rights and gender reporter.  In this interview with Columbia Journalism Review, she talks about how she plans to push coverage beyond the woman as victim or victor, and look at the way big issues affect women and the way that women interact with the world.

Rahaina Maqbool and Baseera Rafiqi Raihana Maqbool and Baseera Rafiqi from Kashmir report on the everyday heros and heroines who don’t make the headlines in this conflict region.  V Nagamani is a programmer with a rural radio network in Karnataka. The three young women journalists spoke to Jyoti Punwani at NWMI’s Chennai meet on how they work despite the constraints of their environments.