Women journalists in the state on Saturday launched the Karnataka Women Journalists Association, an exclusive forum to offer professional help and protect women’s interests in the changing newsroom.
Senior journalist Kalpana Sharma inaugurated the 300-member-strong association in Bengaluru.
President of the association Shantala Dharmaraj said the aim is to provide a professional platform for women journalists to hone their skills, besides helping them overcome threats. “The association hopes to organise workshops, seminars and orientation programmes by experts from across the country. It will also work closely with the Karnataka Media Academy and the Information Department.”
Journalists Vijayamma, Nagamani S Rao and Prof Usharani Narayan, from University of Mysore, attended the event.