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  on January 21, 2014

Greetings from India, where some 62 individuals were interested enough in the GMMP 2009-2010 to join the gmmpindia yahoogroup set up a few months ago to facilitate communication related to the project across this rather large country!

Volunteers located in different parts of the country will be monitoring 26 newspapers in 10 languages, 13 TV channels in 6 languages, and 6 radio stations in 5 languages.  Of course this means that we'll probably have more data than required for the global report.  But we're hoping to put together a national report, which I think will be the first of its kind here and could serve a variety of useful purposes within the country. The inclusion of media based outside the big cities would certainly make such a report especially unique and rich. 

All the best to all of us!

Ammu Joseph,Network of Women in Media

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January 21, 2014
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