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Media Must Be Part of the Solution, Not the Problem

The Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI), celebrating its 10th anniversary at a national convention attended by about 80 media women from across the country, discussed various aspects of the theme, “Women, Violence and the Media”, over a weekend meeting in Mumbai (1-3 February 2013). A public meeting on 2 February 2013 focused on how the news media can better report issues of women, violence and public space.

Taking note of the public outrage over, and media coverage of, the recent brutal gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in Delhi, the NWMI expresses grave concern over the increasing incidence of violence against girls and women all across India, in public as well as private spaces. As women journalists we believe it is important to recognise that the Delhi case exposed only the tip of the iceberg of gender violence, much of which does not receive adequate media or public attention.

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