Explained: Where are the women in Indian newsrooms?

What ails the media when it comes to gender representation?

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Latest government data shows that the labour force participation rate of women in India fell from 43 percent in 2005 to 25 percent in 2021. According to the World Bank, the number of working women in India fell from 26 percent in 2010 to 19 percent in 2020.

Unsurprisingly, this trend continues in India's newsrooms. Eighty-seven percent of editors and proprietors at India's top English and Hindi newspapers are men, and this is just one of the findings of a report produced by Newslaundry and UN Women.

So, what ails India's newsrooms when it comes to gender representation? Watch.

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