Monday, April 22, 2024

Women journalists in India name sexual harassers

Scores of women journalists, came out this week with accounts of sexual harassment from colleagues and editors, accusing them of indecent comments, demands for date,  unwanted touches and the dissemination of pornography.

Accusations of sexual assault have spread across  social media as the #MeToo movement took aim at prominent journalists in India

Journalist Sandhya Menon recounted the sexual harassment she allegedly faced from two senior editors, KR Sreenivas , who is currently in Times of India  and Gautam Adhikari , former editor in chief of DNA Bombay.

Last month, Bollywood actress and former Miss India Tanushree Dutta alleged renowned actor Nana Patekar harassed her on the sets of a film in 2008.

Mahima Kukreja,  a writer accused a well-known comic and YouTube star, Utsav Chakraborty, of sexual misconduct on Thursday.

Mayank Jain, journalist the Business Standard, was called out by reporter Anoo Bhuyan as a “sexual predator”.  Following this, Business Standard has since announced an internal inquiry against Jain

Many other senior journalists and writers, including KR Sreenivas, Kiran Nagarkar, and CP Surendran, were embroiled in separate accusations of sexual misconduct.

Many women journalists also posted details of Anurag Verma, a former editor at Huffington Post, asking women for nude pictures.


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