An attempt to get women’s voices. But not enough

By Jyoti Punwani

While reporting on elections, it is easy to talk to men. Even if women are present on the scene, they tend to remain silent while the men talk. It’s a rare reporter who feels women’s views are worth soliciting, and rarer still is one who makes an effort to do so, specially if the reporter is male.

Ravish Kumar’s reports come to mind immediately.

Prashant Jha of Hindistan Times therefore, should be commended for being aware of this gap in election coverage. But alas, though he tried, he didn’t succeed in getting women’s views as this report shows.

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