Gender discrimination seems to be playing a major role when it comes to the selection of stories for printing or reporting in Media in India. The Global Media Monitoring Project 2015 has found that only 37 per cent of all stories, including in newspapers and television, were reported by women. This was the same figure a decade ago. Online, however, women’s representation was 42 per cent. Within the Asia-Pacific region, women reporters comprise of only 28.6%, according to the International Federation of Journalists.
Communities need crucial paradigm change from ‘Crime Against Women’ to We’re all part of the problem’. We have a problem of looking at issues such as rape or gender violence as isolated and affecting some ‘third’ person. Instead of looking at rape or dowry as isolated incidents, we need to look at regular, continuous outcomes of complex social and economic factors affecting every individual and the community.