Journalist, Writer, Feminist Researcher
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Sameera Khan is a Mumbai-based independent journalist, researcher and co-author of the critically acclaimed book, ‘Why Loiter: Women & Risk on Mumbai Streets’ (Penguin-Random House) which examines women’s access to public space. A journalist for almost three decades and a former Assistant Editor with The Times of India, till recently she taught a masters level journalism course at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and wrote a regular column on women and the city in The Hindu newspaper.
For the last decade, she has also been a media trainer, guiding journalists on how to cover violence against women, particularly rape. She won the National Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity 2020 for her consistent engagement as a teacher, trainer, researcher and a journalist in promoting sensitive reporting on gender-based violence. In March 2021, she co-authored the research study, "Locating Gender Perspectives in COVID-19 Reportage in India: An Analysis of Print Media (March 2020 to September 2020) which looked at how the Indian print media covered the COVID-19 pandemic with a gender perspective.