Ammu Joseph is an independent journalist and author based in Bangalore, writing primarily on issues relating to gender, human development and the media. She contributes to a number of mainstream publications and web-based media. Among her publications are six books: Whose news? The media and women's issues (1994/2006); Making news: women in journalism (2000/2005); Storylines: conversations with women writers (2003); Just between us: women speak about their writing (2004); interior decoration: anthology of poems by Indian women (2010); and Terror, counter-terror: women speak out (2003). she has also contributed chapters to several other books and written/edited a number of other publications, both Indian and international – among them, most recently, Missing half the story: journalism as if gender matters (2010), the IFJ-WACC resource kit to strengthen gender-ethical journalism (2012), the Palgrave international handbook of women and journalism (2013), and Media and gender: a scholarly agenda for the Global Alliance on Media and Gender (2014). She contributed to UNESCO’s Gender sensitive indicators for media (2012), World trends in the state of freedom of expression and media development (2013) and Global monitoring report on the implementation of the 2005 convention on diversity of cultural expressions (forthcoming). She also worked on the IFJ-UNESCO report, Inside the news: challenges and aspirations of women journalists in Asia and the Pacific (2015).