World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

IFJ Condemns Gang-rape of Photojournalist in India’s Mumbai

IFJ Condemns Gang-rape of Photojournalist in India’s Mumbai City

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is shocked and horrified to learn of the gang-rape of a photo-journalist in the western Indian metropolis of Mumbai on August 22.

According to media reports, the 22-year old photo-journalist, an intern with a Mumbai magazine, had gone on assignment to the busy Mahalaxmi area on the evening of August 22. She was accompanied by a male colleague. While shooting in and around the compound of an abandoned textile mill in the area, the two were accosted by five persons who accused them of trespass.

Media reports indicate that three among the five then proceeded to brutally assault the woman photojournalist, while two others held her male colleague down.

“We are shocked to learn of this incident which according to media commentary in India comes as part of an alarming upsurge in violence against women,” said the IFJ Asia Pacific.

“While the increasing participation of women in the media is an undoubted positive, we continue to be concerned over them being denied fair opportunities and rewards.”

“This recent incident however, shows that there are several other hazards that Indian women face in seeking fair and equal representation within the media.”

“We call for the immediate arrest and prosecution of those behind this heinous crime and extend our support to India’s journalists in their struggle for gender fairness and equity.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

ITUC: Nobel Prize In Economics Explodes Minimum Wage And Jobs Myth

The prize was awarded to David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens for real-world research in the 1990s that demonstrated, empirically, that the idea touted by conservative economists that higher minimum wages mean fewer jobs is not based on fact... More>>

Science Media Centre: New South Wales Opens Up For Fully-vaccinated – Aus SMC Expert Reaction
Sydney has partially eased Covid-19 restrictions for fully-vaccinated individuals after NSW reached its target of 70 per cent of the population double-dosed. The Australian Science Media Centre has asked experts about the possible risks of the country opening up again...More>>


Nobel Peace Prize: Journalists Who ‘Speak Truth To Power’ Recognized

Two campaigning journalists were awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, which UN Secretary-General António Guterres said was recognition that a free press is “essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights – and the cornerstone for building fair and impartial institutions”...
More>>


Focus On: UN SDGs


UN: With Clock Ticking, Sustainable Transport Key To Global Goals
From electric cars and buses to zero-carbon producing energy sources, new and emerging technologies along with innovative policy changes, are critical for combating climate change. But to be effective, they must ensure that transport strategies benefit everyone, including the poorest... More>>


COP26: 7 Climate Action Highlights To Remember

A September to remember, a pivotal month for climate action commitments. From the United Nations General Assembly week to the final pre-COP meeting, last month was an important time to build momentum... More>>


UN: Global Leaders Set To Act To Increase Energy Access While Reducing Emissions At First UN Energy Summit In 40 Years

Significant new commitments for financing clean energy, increasing renewables and improving access to electricity are expected to be announced on 24 September at the UN High-level Dialogue on Energy... More>>