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Reuters Institute Fellow's Paper

Male panellists outnumber women in India on news debates on diverse topics including national politics. Male experts dominated news debates on the economy and geopolitics, while women tend to be represented in higher numbers on debates on gender and related issues. While the under-representation of women in the news specifically as expert commentators and news subjects is a global trend, Reshma Patil argues that countries can learn from the U.K. where a set of initiatives have boosted the presence of women in news programmes.

As with all Fellows’ research papers, any opinions expressed are those of the author and not of the Institute.