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Emphasis on gender-sensitive media laid

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GUWAHATI, Nov 26 - A book titled Mur Bhal Loga Bixoibur: Songbad Aru Sangbadikota by senior journalist Teresa Rehman was released by noted litterateur Nirupama Borgohain at a function held in Guwahati Artists� Guild recently.

The book, comprising journalistic writings of Rehman over two decades, was translated by Bonya Baruah and published by Purbayan Publications.

Borgohain spoke about her stint as a journalist in her early years and laid stress on having a gender-sensitive media and newsroom.

Several eminent personalities, including journalists Maini Mahanta, Manoram Gogoi, Durba Ghosh, Hemanta Barman, Samim Sultana Ahmed and writer Dhruba Hazarika were present on the occasion.

A discussion on �Women in Media: Past, Present and Future� was moderated by senior journalist Durba Ghosh. Hemanta Barman, former Editor of Dainik Janambhumi said that the book could serve as a guide for budding media students.

The discussion delved into many issues like toilets, cr�che and maternity leave for women journalists, a gender-sensitive media curriculum and other problems faced by women in media.

Manoram Gogoi, who runs a media school, laid stress on a curriculum that was sensitive to the real issues in society. Dhruba Hazarika spoke about the problems faced by journalists reporting from a conflict zone.

Maini Mahanta, Editor of Nandini, said that her identity was restricted to being an editor of a women�s magazine. Samim Sultana Ahmed said that it was difficult to break the glass ceiling for a woman, especially after reaching a certain position, when it came to making policy decisions in a media house.

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Emphasis on gender-sensitive media laid

GUWAHATI, Nov 26 - A book titled Mur Bhal Loga Bixoibur: Songbad Aru Sangbadikota by senior journalist Teresa Rehman was released by noted litterateur Nirupama Borgohain at a function held in Guwahati Artists� Guild recently.

The book, comprising journalistic writings of Rehman over two decades, was translated by Bonya Baruah and published by Purbayan Publications.

Borgohain spoke about her stint as a journalist in her early years and laid stress on having a gender-sensitive media and newsroom.

Several eminent personalities, including journalists Maini Mahanta, Manoram Gogoi, Durba Ghosh, Hemanta Barman, Samim Sultana Ahmed and writer Dhruba Hazarika were present on the occasion.

A discussion on �Women in Media: Past, Present and Future� was moderated by senior journalist Durba Ghosh. Hemanta Barman, former Editor of Dainik Janambhumi said that the book could serve as a guide for budding media students.

The discussion delved into many issues like toilets, cr�che and maternity leave for women journalists, a gender-sensitive media curriculum and other problems faced by women in media.

Manoram Gogoi, who runs a media school, laid stress on a curriculum that was sensitive to the real issues in society. Dhruba Hazarika spoke about the problems faced by journalists reporting from a conflict zone.

Maini Mahanta, Editor of Nandini, said that her identity was restricted to being an editor of a women�s magazine. Samim Sultana Ahmed said that it was difficult to break the glass ceiling for a woman, especially after reaching a certain position, when it came to making policy decisions in a media house.

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