Was the media insensitive or irresponsible while reporting the brutal rape of a 23 year-old on December 16; did excessive coverage fuel a mass frenzy or did it force the government to address the issue? To discuss this and other issues related to the media coverage of the rape, the Indian Women's Press Corps is organising a discussion.
REPORTING ON RAPE
at 3.00 pm, on Saturday, December 29, 2012,
5, Windsor Place, Janpath Roundabout.
Pamela Philipose, Editor-in-Chief of the Women's Feature Service,
Nivedita Menon, Centre for Comparative Politics, Jawaharlal Nehru University and closely associated with the political and social blog, kafila.org,
Ravish Kumar, Executive Editor, NDTV India,
Vinod Mehta, Founding-Editor and Chairman, Outlook and
Ashis Nandy, political psychologist and sociologist, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies
This is the first in a series of debates on the December 16 incident. Following discussions will focus on the Law and Rape and the Politics of Rape.