WAN-IFRA India 2019

WAN-IFRA India 2019

18 Sep 2019 to 19 Sep 2019

The 27th Annual Conference

Women in News


Women in News panel

'Women in News' is the initiative of WAN-IFRA that aims to increase women's leadership and voice in news. It hopes to address head on the issues of women in newsrooms, in order to initiate a dialogue that aims at better gender diversity and equality in newsrooms. The panel on 18 September will discuss:

  • What are the largest issues that need to be addressed regarding women in newsrooms?
  • What happens when women take on decision making or leadership roles in newsrooms?
  • It doesn’t begin and end with hiring and retention of women journalists – we need to bring balance to women as source and subject of stories. How do we achieve that?
  • What has been the REAL impact of the #MeToo movement in newsrooms - on the rampant sexism in newsrooms? What are the HR practices, amendments to Vishakha guidelines that are needed now?
  • How do we address the trolling against women journalists head on?


  • Neha Dixit, Independent journalist
  • Sandhya Ravishankar, Editor, The Lede
  • Ritu Sarin, Editor, Investigations, Indian Express

Chaired by Ritu Kapur, Co-Founder & CEO, Quintillion Media, India

Please write to infoindia@wan-ifra.org for your complimentary registration.


WAN-IFRA India 2019