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.


The Network of Women in Media held its 12th National Meet at Osmania University, Hyderabad from 11 to 13 November, 2016. The 150 participants who attended the three-day meeting came from Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.  Student volunteers from the Department of Communication and Journalism at OU video documented the entire meeting. 

NWMI Bengal hosted a discussion on women's role in electronic journalism and film making with this CEO of a popular TV channel

Narrating how casteist editors and reporters impact news stories on caste, she requested journalists to be casteless

A contributor to scroll.in, she was among the few journalists reporting on human rights abuses from Bastar, Chhattisgarh

Ammu Joseph, an NWMI co-founder, stirred nostalgia and hope at the Hyderabad national meet

The Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI), in its 12th national conference held in Hyderabad from  November 11 to 13, 2016, expresses its concern at the state of siege under which the media finds itself. Recent examples include those of a journalist being shot dead  in Bihar, assaults by the police in Tamil Nadu,  the one-day attempted ban on NDTV India, a similar ban ordered on the Assam TV channel News Time, and the  over-one-month ban on the daily Kashmir Reader.

The NWMI on October 15 learnt that journalist Rupesh Samant’s name was struck off the accreditation list for the BRICS Summit in Goa. While his name featured in the list submitted by PTI, the Ministry of External Affairs is believed to have instructed the PIB not to give him the accreditation card.

Rebutting TV9 Kannada's “Operation Anandi”, the Karnataka Transgender Samithi asks state, society and media for support

The Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) is outraged at the attempt to intimidate and silence publisher Indranil Roy and editor Krishna Prasad of Outlook magazine and award-winning independent writer Neha Dixit for an important investigation into the trafficking of young girls from Assam to Gujarat and Punjab.

The Network of Women in Media, India, strongly condemns the continuing online abuse and harassment of women in general and women journalists in particular. We believe this growing phenomenon not only amounts to gender-specific hate speech but also represents an increasingly common form of gender violence and a disturbing threat to freedom of the press.