Pallavi Tiwari, domestic worker, Gurgaon

I get my news mostly from my husband. He tells me about everything I should know about, including the rapes that are taking place. I can’t read or write and I don’t like all the screaming and shouting they do on TV channels. …

The 31 December edition of Note This — our weekly round-up of media reports and opinions on sexual assault

“It is very important for journalists to unlearn a lot of what they have learnt,” says eminent feminist author Urvashi Butalia. …

The 24 December edition of Note This — our weekly round-up of media reports and opinions on sexual assault

“There’s an inverse relationship between gender-budgeting and violence against women,” says noted economist Lekha Chakraborty. In an interview with NewsTracker’s Ananya Gouthi, she talks about gender budgeting in justice, the Nirbhaya Fund, the economic relevance of #MeToo, and how the media can help.

Editor’s pick

In பாலியல் + சம்பவம் ≠ rape, NewsTracker’s…

The 17 December edition of Note This — our weekly round-up of media reports and opinions on sexual assault

“Safety, in my mind, has become a very oppressive category, and I don’t want anything to do with it,” says noted author and academic Madhavi Menon in a wide-ranging interview with NewsTracker’s Zinnia Sengupta. In this two-part series she also speaks about about the temporal relations between desire and violence…

The 10 December edition of Note This — our weekly round-up of media reports and opinions on sexual assault

Journalist Sandhya Menon came into the national spotlight as one of the guiding forces behind India’s #MeToo movement in 2018. In a candid and in-depth interview with NewsTracker’s Sanjana Thandaveswaran and Sharin DSouza, she says that the movement needs to evolve further and that the fight must now extend beyond…

Decoding the media coverage

The details of the crime were so familiar. A young woman with big dreams out in the dark streets of a busy city, a gang of impoverished men high on liquor and hellbent on a horrific plan, an excruciating litany of sexual brutalisation and death, the negligent yet perversely bureaucratic…

The 3 December edition of Note This — our weekly round-up of media reports and opinions on sexual assault

Characterising sexual offenders as ‘jilted lovers’ or ‘good boys gone bad’ are examples of how the Indian media conveys sympathy for rapists, argues Aarathi Ganesan in NewsTracker. She explains how “rapists are simultaneously depicted as social aberrations, yet still members of society who deserve the benefit of the doubt”.

In…

Nimisha Goswami, development professional, New Delhi

I am a regular consumer of news and take a strong interest in matters of gender-based violence, especially given my area of work. I read newspapers every day, but in general I prefer to get my news online, and find social media to be a useful source of stories.

I…

The 26 November edition of Note This — our weekly round-up of media reports and opinions on sexual assault

In ‘When facts are not enough’, NewsTracker’s Tejaswini Srihari makes a case for incorporating compassion in the journalism of sexual assault. She explains how empathy complements rather than contradicts objectivity in reporting, especially in sensitive matters such as sexual violence. …

The 19 November edition of Note This — our weekly round-up of media reports and opinions on sexual assault

A former major general of the Indian army became the centre of controversy when during a TV panel discussion on Kashmir he endorsed “death for death, rape for rape”. …

Asavari Singh

Editor and former journalist, with a special interest in gender in the media and psychology. Editor at newstracker.maar.in

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