Post #MeToo: Setting the Media House in Order
The British Deputy High Commission is partnering with the Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media (IIJNM) in a panel discussion addressing issues relevant to the Indian context in tackling Violence Against Girls and Women (VAWG) on December 5, 2018, from 1800hrs at the JW Marriott Hotel, Vittal Mallya Road.
The panel discussion is being organized keeping in mind the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls (VAWG). The campaign runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day.
This year, the campaign takes special significance with the #MeToo moment. The media play a crucial role in highlighting the prevalence of violence in society, especially gender-related violence.
The panel discussion will raise the question of whether the media can turn the spotlight inwards and change the way it covers VAWG.
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