Mainstream media's framing of #Metoo campaign in India
The #metoo campaign became a worldwide phenomenon, through the tweet made against the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein by the actress Alyssa Milano on October 15, 2017. In India, the campaign took off on October 7, 2018, when actress Tanushree Dutta made serious allegations against the actor Nana Patekar, narrating her experiences while she was working with him in a film in 2008. The impact of the awareness created by the #metoo campaign was such that well-known personalities including, then Union minister M J Akbar had to step down when the sexual harassment charges levelled against him. In the backdrop of all incidents, the study analyses the role of Indian mainstream media in the framing of #metoo movements in India. The research paper analyses Indian news media's coverage of this social media movement. The study focuses on the analyses of 26 news articles in two major national dailies in India.
Nai, Manjushree G.; Rodrigues, Usha M.; and Rani, Padma, "Mainstream media's framing of #Metoo campaign in India" (2020). Open Access Archive. 300.