Gender and Media

The Prime Minister throws a tea party

IN Media Practice | 2018-08-17

Mr Vajpayee decided to invite women journalists to tea, as many as could be traced, young, old, junior, senior, and middling. The masterstroke was inviting the junior and deskbound, who would normally never see the inside of the PM’s house.


 

World Cup: sexism in British punditry clear for all to see

BY KATH WOODWARD|IN MEDIA PRACTICE|30/06/2018

Women have been hired to offer commentary at the men’s World Cup,

 

Hollywood needs more women movie executives

BY LYNDSAY DUTHIE| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |23/10/2017

More women are graduating from the world’s top film and television schools and often outperforming their male counterparts, so why are they not in positions of power equal to men,

 

Can transgender TV characters shape viewer attitude?

BY TRACI GILLIG and ERICA L. ROSENTHAL| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |09/08/2017

Does the visibility provided by transgender characters on entertainment television lead to greater acceptance of trans people?

 

Karnataka media needs lessons in sensitization

BY PUSHPA ACHANTA| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |11/07/2017

From fallacious reporting to threats, some sections of Karnataka media have made lives of two young women miserable

 

Roger Ailes and the Fox News disclosure

BY The Hoot’s ANALYST*| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |23/05/2017

If Fox chose to disclose that it paid $45 million over nine months to settle sexual harassment claims, including those against Ailes, it had good business reasons for doing so. ??

 

Truth telling from the frontlines

BY NUPUR BASU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |11/03/2017

“Velvet Revolution” is a 57-minute international documentary which profiles women journalists who have paid a high price for speaking truth to power.

 

Molestation in Bangalore--how many is 'mass' ?

BY AMMU JOSEPH| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |18/01/2017

One paper coined the term and others picked up from there. A fortnight later a counter narrative was being energetically pushed out.

 

Encountering sexism and casteism at work

BY PUSHPA ACHANTA| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |12/01/2017

The regional media allow discrimination against women and dalits to flourish, a Network of Women in Media conference was told recently.

 

TV9 Kannada rides roughshod over transgenders

BY PUSHPA ACHANTA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |12/10/2016

The channel’s insensitive depiction of transgenders has put them at greater risk of violence and hostility, angering an already vulnerable community.

 

India’s Pink Revolution?

BY PALLAVI BHATTACHARYA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |27/09/2016

The film with a strong feminist message has sparked off multiple debates. But what kind of impact can it have on men and behaviour 

 

Bye-bye Balika Vadhu

BY SHUMA RAHA| IN OPINION |27/07/2016

The serial that tried to make a difference ran longer than any other soap but now calls it a day after eight years.

 

TV reporters turn crude voyeurs

BY RAKHI GHOSH| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |26/07/2016

In reporting sexual harassment in the film and TV industry, Odisha’s news channels highlighted sex-for-favours but showed insensitivity towards the victims.

 

Whose Facebook is it anyway?

BY INJI PENNU| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |21/10/2015

Some of Facebook’s policies fuel hatred against women and minorities. Time for some answers from Mark Zuckerberg,

 

Stalking the messenger

BY CHITRANGADA CHOUDHURY| IN COMMUNITY MEDIA |25/09/2015

“The calls have stopped certainly, but the bravado with which he could threaten us despite being under arrest and being in a police station, makes us wonder what backlash we might face.” ??

 

Journalists regulating journalists

BY B JAYASHREE| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |25/09/2015

Wardrobe malfunction and below the belt stories (literally) about women and their clothing are not new, but this particular story triggered a chain reaction from within the media itself.

 

More Women In The Newsroom, A Smart Business Move

IN MEDIA BUSINESS |03/09/2015

A better gender balance in the newsroom makes for a smarter business strategy. Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Bloomberg MATT WINKLER describes his dedicated strategy to increase the gender balance in both the newsroom and in the editorial coverage.

 

A new gender barrier!

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |30/04/2015

A woman journalist from a Marathi television channel was told to get up from the front-row seat she occupied at a function organised by the Swaminarayan Temple in Dadar, Mumbai to felicitate Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Phadnavis for bringing in a ban on beef in the state. The journalist was told.. 

 

Whose choice is it anyway?

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |16/04/2015

The Vogue My Choice video starring Deepika Padukone makes gender equality look deceptively easy.

 

Some balance please 

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |10/03/2015

Since 2012, the media, perhaps out of good intentions, have over-sensationalised rape as though it is peculiar to Indian men.

 

New profession, old bigotry

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |09/02/2015

The latest incident of sexual assault has highlighted the hostile conditions in which Assamese women journalists work.

 

The 'witches' let down by the media

BY TERESA REHMAN| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |30/10/2014

Witch hunting is a disturbing crime against women in Assam, but the media's approach has been disappointingly simplistic and crass,

 

Plunging standards

BY Kalpana Rao| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |02/10/2014

The Deepika Padukone cleavage row has exposed the TOI's belief that female celebrities are a collection of body parts.

 

Gender representation and empowerment in DD serials

BY ANUSHI AGARWAL, DEVI LEENA BOSE and SUSAN KOSHY| IN RESEARCH STUDIES |19/09/2014

The current study attempts to analyze the fiction content of the public service broadcaster using the canvas of gender representation and development.

 

Women stay away from Indian politicians online

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |02/05/2014

An analysis of some of the popular Twitter accounts of Indian politicians, political parties and journalists show that women voters do not follow them,

 

Minimal presence, minimal use

BY KANNAMMA RAMAN and ASHWIN PARTHASARATHY| IN SPECIAL REPORTS |07/01/2014

Women contestants in the recent Delhi polls were either totally absent from social media, or at best fringe actors.

 

TOI's foot-in-mouth rape coverage

BY KALPANA SHARMA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |25/08/2013

In its desire to give saturation coverage to such crimes, TOI led the way. But there were four oversights that ought to have been caught by alert editors.

 

Sexist venom on the web

BY ALKA GURHA|IN DIGITAL MEDIA|17/08/2013

The acerbic voices on social media are becoming the judge, jury and the executioner.

 

There's section 377, and there's media

BY hoot| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |13/12/2013

Prejudiced media depictions add to the problems that communities with alternate sexuality already have. So they are organising themselves and reaching out to the media.

 

Making news across the world

IN MEDIA PRACTICE|24/12/2012

The Delhi gang rape and the public protests not only triggered a storm of coverage in the Indian media but was also was covered widely in the foreign media.

 

Festival with a difference

BY NUPUR BASU| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |31/07/2012

The media's handling of sex workers and other marginalised communities has been patently insensitive.

 

Congress party offender

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |14/07/2012

Is information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni going to ask her party to demand any explanation from Himanta Biswa Sarma, the cabinet minister of the Congress Government of Assam, whose family  owns the Newslive channel? The channel has been a major offender in the Guwahati live telecast of the molestation..

 

Privacy is a privilege of the few

BY Poornima Joshi| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |12/07/2012

What would be considered"bad taste" if the relevant personality was influential is routine in Ms Pramanik's case.

 

A case of not knowing enough

BY KALPANA SHARMA| IN OPINION |11/07/2012

The media are guilty of blindly reporting the motivated leaks by the police about Pinki Pramanik's sex.

 

Journalists who happen to be women

BY JAYA BHATTACHARJI| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |15/05/2012

These essays are a brilliant mapping of the range of issues that have been tackled and publicised by women journalists over three decades.

 

Making WAVEs with video-blogging

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |16/12/2011

A unique project has transformed the lives of a group of women who were trained and encouraged to voice their perspective on issues that matter to them.

 

Portrait of brave hearts

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |07/12/2011

These remarkable women have transcended all barriers of established norms, traditional restrictions, and societal conditions to reach their destination.

 

Sexist rage against reality show anchor

IN MEDIA PRACTICE|25/08/2011

The ridiculing of a reality show anchor by a well known Malayalam film comedian has set the net world abuzz.

 

Harrassed on assignment

BY Geeta Seshu|IN MEDIA PRACTICE|13/07/2011

Reporters in the field experience a ‘low-level’ sexual abuse that they often ignore, not wishing to jeopardise a good assignment or be treated differently from their male colleagues

 

A goldmine on feminism

BY Jaya Bhattacharji Rose| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |21/05/2011

The book is a useful reference guide that should be mandatory reading for all associated with journalism. It would, however, have carried more weight with contributions from men.

 

Reporting as if gender matters

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |27/07/2010

The Hoot excerpts a passage from Kalpana Sharma’s edited volume Missing: Half the Story: Journalism as if Gender Matters.

 

More women journos does not mean more gender awareness

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |07/03/2010

Young Indian women are taking to journalism in droves, these numbers do not necessarily translate into gender awareness.

 

Why violence is not news

BY Manjula Lal| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |11/12/2004

The common woman has good reason not to get worked up about the issue of violence against women. A response to Ammu Joseph`s article.

 

When violence is not news

BY Ammu Joseph| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |08/12/2004

The challenge before the media is to move beyond clubbing what happens to women with routine crime briefs, on the one hand, and sensational stories, on the other, to cover "the greatest human rights scandal of our times".

 

Southern Africa strikes a blow for gender equality

BY Ammu Joseph| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |26/10/2004

The Gender and Media summit marked the culmination of the first phase of a remarkable process that has been under way in southern Africa over the past two years.

 

Gender representation and empowerment in DD serials

BY ANUSHI AGARWAL, DEVI LEENA BOSE and SUSAN KOSHY| IN RESEARCH STUDIES |19/09/2014

The current study attempts to analyze the fiction content of the public service broadcaster using the canvas of gender representation and development.

 

Press in the South

BY Akhileshwari| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |15/07/2004

Telugu and Kannada journalism have at least a 30-year history of recruiting women journalists even if they have been very few.

 

Language media vs English media

BY R. Akhileshwari| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |12/07/2004

Women journalists are worse off in the regional language media compared to those in the English press

 

Malayala Manorama exposes Kerala’s men

BY jacob| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |15/02/2004

Six women reporters of the paper travelled across the state unescorted, to experience at first hand the safety and security that God’s Own Country was offering them.

 

Women, War And The Media

BY Ammu Joseph| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |16/04/2002

 

The Media Foundation Which Runs The Hoot Has Published:Women in Journalism Making News

BY Ammu Joseph| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |11/04/2002

 

 

 

 

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