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  on January 21, 2014
I led a group of 15 students of media and cultural studies at The Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai for the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) 2009-2010 exercise.  We monitored The Times of India (Mumbai) and The Indian Express (Mumbai), a total of 25 stories in both and by the end we had coding numbers dancing all around us! -Sameera Khan, Mumbai (Maharashtra)

Greetings from Communication for Development and Learning (CDL), Bangalore,Karnataka!  Really GMMP was an amazing experience in terms of minutely analysing  each bit of news in the media. We enjoyed the whole exercise of monitoring and coding the news. We coded the Deccan Herald published from Bangalore in English. But the newspaper on November 10 was splashed with the news on Yedurappa (Chief minister of Karnataka) and BJP factionalism,  Dinakaran ( Chief Justice of Karnataka) and land deals. Fortunately we found one news item on gender equality. I quite agree with many other monitors that media highlights only politics, violence, rape, murder etc most of the time in this order  only. Most of the news are very men centric even though the topic may be universally applicable to all irrespective of gender.The GMMP is certainly a learning experience. -Shashi Iyer CDL (Bangalore)

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Setting global standards to which governments and the media can be held accountable
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