IN SOLIDARITY: Dental students display messages during a flash mob to protest the gang rape of the photojournalist in Mumbai
IN SOLIDARITY: Dental students display messages during a flash mob to protest the gang rape of the photojournalist in Mumbai

Incident underlines lack of security for media professionals, says Network of Women in Media’s India Chapter

IN SOLIDARITY: Dental students display messages during a flash mob to protest the gang rape of the photojournalist in Mumbai
IN SOLIDARITY: Dental students display messages during a flash mob to protest the gang rape of the photojournalist in Mumbai

Mumbai : A day after a delegation of women journalists met the Governor demanding better security and night drop facility from their offices, the Network of Women in Media, India, (NWMI) said that the gang rape in the desolate Shakti Mills compound was a grim reminder of the deteriorating state of safety for women across the country, as well as the lack of security for media professionals, especially women media professionals.

According to the NWMI, the harassment of women professionals in the media is on the rise. Besides even work-place related harassment is bogging down such women. It also says that journalists also have had to contend with anti-women prejudices and biased reactions from employers as well as law enforcement officers.
The NWMI also cautioned its colleagues in the media to report on the incident responsibly and sensitively, without providing unnecessary details that provide markers to the identity of the
victim involved.
In a statements signed by Kalpana Sharma, Jyoti Punwani, Geeta Seshu, Meena Menon, Sameera han, Sandhya Srinivasan and others, it also urges media employers to desist from introducing restrictions on work assignments for women journalists and instead ensure the safety and security of their staff.
Victim recuperating
fast: Jaslok Hospital
A statement issued by Jaslok Hospital on Sunday, August 25, has said that the patient’s condition is steadily improving from all aspects. Her medical parameters are in control and she is eating normally said the statement. A team of experts specially assigned to the patient, are continuously monitoring her. The statement also says that the patient has not undergone any surgery.
The management of the hospital has thanked the Central, State authorities and the media for the support and co-operation in the situation.
It has also expressed gratefulness to the Mumbai Police for their commendable support from all aspects to the hospital that has helped them to focus on the patient’s treatment and care.
The hospital statement is signed by Dr Tarang Gianchandani – Acting CEO, Director – Medical Services of Jaslok hospital.

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