The Eleventh Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Monday, November 16th to Sunday, November 22nd 2020

Virtual Festival
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Sameera Khan

Journalist & Author, India

Sameera Khan is a Mumbai-based independent journalist, researcher and co-author of the critically acclaimed book, Why Loiter: Women & Risk on Mumbai Streets which examines women’s access to public space. A journalist for three decades and a former Assistant Editor with The Times of India, she taught a masters-level journalism course at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Till recently, she wrote a column, ‘Streetwise’, on women and the city in The Hindu (Metro Plus) newspaper. For the last decade, she has been a media trainer, guiding journalists on how to cover violence against women, particularly rape.


Rape And The Role Of the Media

  • 22nd November
  • 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Why gender-sensitive reporting is now more important than ever before.
A panel disucssion with Sameera Khan, Tara Kaushal, Vakasha Sachdev and George Jose as the chair.

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    Author, India

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