NL Interview: ‘After I Was Raped’ author on sexual violence and how India’s media covers it

NL Interview: ‘After I Was Raped’ author on sexual violence and how India’s media covers it

Urmi Bhattacheryya feels stories about sexual violence are more honest and empathetic when covered by female journalists.

ByNL Team
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Urmi Bhattacheryya is a journalist and author of the recently released book After I Was Raped, which details the stories of sexual assault victims.

In this conversation with Nidhi Suresh, Urmi talks about how discussions about sexual violence are still hobbled by stigma, even inside newsrooms. She also suggests that stories about sexual violence are more honest and empathetic when covered by women reporters.

There are stories where there’s no “other side” and stories of rape fall in this category. Calling her book the “voices of the survivors”, Urmi says she had made a conscious effort to not hear any other side of these stories.

Watch.

Text by Ruchi Shahagadkar.

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