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Have you ever seen a Bollywood movie? Tell us what you think. The article about Bollywood and vulgarity on screen got the most comments from our readers this week. Check out here if your comment has been chosen for this week’s Comment of the Week!

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14.11.2015 | 16:52

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Are media to be blamed for gender stereotypes?

perempuan India

Are the media making big mistakes in the way they represent women? What about how they ‘show’ violence against women?

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01.11.2015 | 15:35

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Under The Spotlight: Women In Media

Despite attacks and confrontations, the number of women journalists, who continue to brave the tremendous odds to carve a niche for themselves in the world of print, TV, digital and radio, is on the rise. (This image is for representational purposes only)

Despite attacks and confrontations, the number of women journalists, who continue to brave the tremendous odds to carve a niche for themselves in the world of print, TV, digital and radio, is on the rise. (This image is for representational purposes only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arifa Noor, resident editor of ‘Dawn’, a daily newspaper published from Islamabad, Pakistan, describes her role as a woman journalist in the following words: “It’s my job to think differently – on war, on politics, on crime and everything else that is covered by the paper I edit. I am here to provide diversity, to celebrate difference. Women are not here [the media] to be limited to a topic or an issue. We are here and we are the difference.”

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26.06.2015 | 12:42

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No longer mightier than the sword

The brutal incident that happened to the 23 year old paramedical student and her friend shocked the entire nation called India. For a few days from Sunday to Wednesday the Indian media clamored about the need for stringent laws to ensure safety for women and speed up the justice process for the victim! But it fizzled out in a few days.

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21.12.2012 | 14:01

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A prank call and a suicide

A prank call by Australian radio presenters who pretended to be the Queen and Prince Charles has caused a huge uproar. They tried to inquire about the Duchess’s condition and were successful with their hoax. Kate was admitted in the King Edward VII Hospital complaining of acute morning sickness. The presenters were connected by the nurse on duty to Kate’s nurse who then gave a detailed account of Kate’s health. The nurse, Jacintha Saldanha, who put the DJs through to Kate’s nurse, committed suicide.

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17.12.2012 | 10:57

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Sportswomen need the media to make it big

The  Twenty20 cricket world cup always makes it to the front pages. It is followed almost religiously by its fan base. Men and women watch the games with the intense fervour. But few know that the woman’s Twenty20 tournament takes place around the same time every year. The reason is that we see, hear or read very little about most of the women’s sports activities in media.

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12.11.2012 | 16:29

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