User: ssurekha Topic: Women in Media
Category: Women in Media
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Indian women want review of sexual violence coverage by global media 20.5.2018 General News
Women in India are eager for the global media to cover more stories of sexual violence "survivors" who have been able to rebuild their lives as a more positive perspective, according to a new research-based project. A new radio documentary titled 'BBC She: Badlein Nazariya (Change your viewpoint)' to be aired by BBC News Hindi next week is based on conversations with young women from universities across India. It found that women feel that media reports on brutal details of cases of sexual violence amplify the atmosphere of fear surrounding the issue rather than helping to resolve it. As part of the special project, the UK-based news organisation's Indian language services reached out to young women to find out what they want from media. "BBC She is an inspiring project not only because of the great stories it brought up but also because it allowed us to listen so closely to women and to understand what they think of the way media cover subjects that matter to them," said Juliana ...
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Female journalists in Japan join forces to fight sexual harassment 15.5.2018 General News
- Female journalists in Japan said today that they were teaming up to fight sexual harassment in the media, believed to be widespread in a country where the #MeToo movement has been slow to take off. A total of 86 women journalists have come together to form the Women in Media Network Japan (WiMN) to expose harassment and abuse, said Yoshiko Hayashi, a freelancer who formerly worked at the mass-circulation Asahi Shimbun. "Unfortunately, discrimination against women and sexual harassment still exist among the people and entities we cover," she said, reading a statement from the group on its establishment. "Many women in journalism felt it was difficult to raise their voices out of embarrassment and fears that it would destroy the relationship with their contacts," she added. "We were the people whose voices were unheard." The issue hit the headlines recently after the finance ministry admitted its top bureaucrat harassed a female reporter in an incident believed to be the tip of ...
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Japan must boost protection for sexual harassment victims, says Abe rival Noda 11.5.2018 Reuters: World News
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese cabinet minister called on Friday for a law to strengthen relief and protection for victims of sexual harassment, but stopped short of urging legal changes to make such acts a crime.
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Madras HC dismisses comedian Shekher's bail plea 10.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Madras High Court on Thursday dismissed the anticipatory bail application of actor and Bharatiya Janata Party member S.Ve. Shekher.
Rana Ayyub is among a number of female journalists routinely trolled 4.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The latest episode has been viewed as especially disturbing as it sprang from a "fake" tweet attributed to her
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Madras High Court Reserves Order On S Ve Shekher's Advance Bail Plea 3.5.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
The Madras High Court today reserved orders on the anticipatory bail petition filed by actor-politician S Ve Shekher in connection with a case registered against him for sharing a post containing...
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Madras HC reserves order on S Ve Shekher's advance bail plea 3.5.2018 General News
The Madras High Court today reserved orders on the anticipatory bail petition filed by actor-politician S Ve Shekher in connection with a case registered against him for sharing a post containing alleged derogatory references to the media and women scribes. Reserving the orders, Justice S Ramathilagam sought to know why the police were biased in taking action, when they have initiated action against mediapersons and arrested them. "Why the different approach in the case of Shekher?" he asked. During the hearing, the counsel for interveners, objecting to the anticipatory bail, argued that the comments posted by Shekher not only degraded any individual woman but all women. In the recent past, both BJP leaders, H Raja and SV Shekher had been making alleged defamatory comments on social media against various political and national leaders and if any leniency was shown, it would create a bad precedent, the counsel said. The petitioner submitted that almost all offences except ...
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Man uses fake accounts for extortion, held 28.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
He allegedly misused photographs of women on social media sites
Japan's finance ministry deducts top finance bureaucrat's pa... 27.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Japan's finance ministry deducts top finance bureaucrat's pa...
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Japan docks top finance bureaucrat's pay for sexual harassment 27.4.2018 Reuters: World News
Tokyo (Reuters) - Japan's finance ministry said on Friday it would dock the pay of its top finance bureaucrat for sexual harassment and apologised for betraying public trust in a scandal that has further damaged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ratings.
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S.Ve. Shekher moves HC for advance bail 24.4.2018 Hindu: News
Says he inadvertently shared a derogatory Facebook post on women journalists without reading its content
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S Ve Shekher moves HC for anticipatory bail 24.4.2018 General News
Actor-turned-politician and BJP leader S Ve Shekher today moved the Madras High Court seeking anticipatory bail in connection with a case registered against him for sharing a post that contained alleged derogatory references to media and women scribes. In the petition, he submitted he was not the author of the facebook post and did not know its contents when he forwarded it after receiving from Thirumalai Sa. "I am no way connected to the said message, which was simply forwarded by me without reading the contents of the message only on the bona fide impression and over-confidence," he said. He said the Cyber Crime cell of the police has registered a case against him under IPC sections including those related to intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace, statements conducing to mischief, promoting enmity, hatred or ill-will and word, gesture act intended to insult the modesty of a woman. Besides, he has also been charged under the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Women ...
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Voter support for Japan's Abe slips amid calls for finance minister to quit 23.4.2018 Reuters: World News
TOKYO (Reuters) - Voter support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, battered by accusations of cronyism and other government missteps, slipped in three newspaper surveys published on Monday, as opposition parties demanded that his finance minister ...
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Limits to maximal rhetoric 22.4.2018 Hindu: Columns
India needs gender justice, not draconian laws
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US report claims Indian media being “pressurised or harassed” 21.4.2018 Hindu: International
The Trump administration claimed that in India, media outlets critical of the government were allegedly pressured or harassed in 2017.“The Constitut
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US report says media critical of government in India harassed 21.4.2018 Rediff: News
The report mentioned the Central Bureau of Investigation raid on NDTV, exit of Bobby Ghosh as the editor of Hindustan Times and arrest of cartoonist G Bala.
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Journos take out march to commissioner's office demanding 21.4.2018 General News
About 70 media persons today took out a march to the office of the City police commissioner urging him to file an FIR against actor-turned-BJP politician S Ve Shekher after he shared a post that contained derogatory references to media and women scribes. Earlier, some media persons staged a dharna in front of the District Collectorate protesting the delay in arresting Sekhar. They met Commissioner K Periaiah who assured them that he would go through their complaint and take necessary action. Meanwhile, about 50 media persons staged a demonstration at nearby Pollachi demanding Sekher's arrest. Under attack from the media, Shekher has said he had forwarded a friend's post "without reading" the content, and tendered an apology. The message was forwarded "without reading the content, by mistake... was unintentional. When it was pointed out by a friend that the content was abusive, it was removed immediately," he said. Journalists staged a protest at his residence in Chennai
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Coimbatore journalists protest against Ve Shekher's derogatory post 21.4.2018 General News
A group of journalists staged a silent protest in front District Collector's office in Coimbatore against Bhartiya Janta Party's (BJP) leader S Ve Shekher's for his social media post about a woman journalist.More than 50 journalists gathered at District Collector's office and demanded the arrest of the BJP leader.Earlier on April 20, journalists in Chennai protested against Shekher outside the BJP's office.In the now-deleted post, Shekher reacted on the apology of Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit for inappropriately touching a woman journalist's face and said that the latter should "wash his hand with phenyl" for having touched the woman scribe.He later removed the post and tender an apology for it.
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In India, media outlets critical of government pressured or harassed, claims US report 21.4.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The Trump administration on Saturday claimed that in India, media outlets critical of the government were allegedly pressured or harassed in 2017. "The Constitution (of India) provides for freedom of speech and expression, but it does not explicitly mention freedom of the press. The government (of India) generally respected these rights, although there were instances in which the government allegedly pressured or harassed media outlets critical of the government," US State Department said in its annual Human Rights Report for the year 2017. The Congress mandated annual report of the Department of State chronicles situation of human rights in almost all countries of the world. While the situation of human rights in India, as compared to other countries, is much better, the State Department report chronicles major instances of incidents perceived as an attack on the press freedom in India. This comes at a time when the Trump administration itself is being accused of launching an assault on the freedom of ...
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Indian government allegedly pressured or harassed media outlets critical of them, says US report 21.4.2018 Zee News : India National
The report detailed 54 alleged attacks on journalists, at least three cases of television news channels being banned, 45 internet shutdowns, and 45 sedition cases against individuals and groups.
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