The dynamism and innovation of Archana Kapoor, the head of the IAWRT India chapter, has been recognised in the 2016 Devi awards. They are run by The Sunday Standard, a publication of the New Indian Express Group, to recognise hard work and achievement, against all odds.
The Global Media Monitoring Project 2015, reports little progress towards media gender parity in news in the last five years. “… the decade 2005 to 2015 has been one of stagnation” according to gender and media scholar, Margaret Gallagher. “There has been no change in women’s share of news-making roles in the traditional media (newspapers, radio, television) since 2010, and indeed almost none since 2005 [and] the new digital media (Internet and Twitter news) offer little comfort."
A very practical hand book for reporting and monitoring gender sensitivity in conflict reporting has been released by Swedish women’s organisation called The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation. The compact 14 page booklet is very hands-on, providing a tool for journalists and others who want to understand conflicts in a larger context.
The India chapter of IAWRT (International Association of Women in Radio & Television) organized the 9th edition of the IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival in New Delhi from March 5-‐8, 2013 in partnership with the India International Centre, Korean Cultural Centre, Goethe Institut (Delhi & Tehran), Public Service Broadcasting Trust and Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts & Communication (SACAC).
The IAWRT Seminar on Community Radio and Democracy in South Asia was part of IAWRT India's annual festival marking International Women's Day.