I did not really follow the media in Assam — the news is mostly about politics and it tends to be biased. They don’t talk much about rape or maybe people don’t report it that much. Also, I come from a matriarchal community so maybe there are fewer cases in my town. Or it could be that cases go unnoticed by the media. Continue reading I Think: We don’t give the victim a place of power
On 12 August 2018, the President of India gave his assent to a law that provides for the death penalty for the rape of girls under 12. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2018 is the latest in a series of steps taken by the government to counter sexual violence with harsher punishments. This approach has its merits but misses a crucial point, believes Megha Bhatia, the founder of Our Voix, a youth-led organisation that focuses on the prevention of child sexual abuse. “In our country, we are working on stringent punishments after abuse but no work is being done on primary prevention — intervening before the crime takes place,” says Bhatia, who started the organisation in January 2018. Continue reading ‘Journalists must start respecting the laws around reporting on child rape’
Helping people get justice when official systems have failed them is the driving force behind his journalism, says Bharat Nayak, the Bangalore-based editorial director of The Logical Indian, a digital media platform that has amassed a wide audience — it has almost 6 million followers on Facebook — for its opinionated, citizen-focused and activist style of reporting. Continue reading ‘Digital coverage makes it more likely for people to be heard by those in power’
I have noticed rape and harassment stories occupying more space in The Hindu in the past one year. There are reports almost every day.
I read some of them. If there are many, I ignore. Most of them read the same to me, and when I read such reports, I feel sad and angry at the same time. There is nothing much I can do about it. A piece of a common man’s opinion on Indian media’s coverage of rape and sexual violence. Continue reading I Think: The problem comes when journalists cover one story one day and the next day there is no follow-up
Safar (सफर), meaning journey, is a platform through which I take the opportunity to interview beautiful minds. Here is the second installment of Safar in conversation with Eve Adams of Revenge of Eve where she talks about her journey- mental health and her diagnosis, alcoholism and sobriety, blogging anonymously and much more. Continue reading Revenge of Eve at Safar
Safar (सफर), meaning journey, is a platform through which I take the opportunity to interview beautiful minds.
“Ambitious and open minded”, that’s how she defines herself. Carla is the founder of #WriteToTell Magazine. Carla, a final year Business Administration/Economy student who loves to coax data and creativity, obliges me by answering my questions as a part of the interview session I’ve at Safar. Continue reading #WriteToTell’s Carla at Safar