Media Action Against Rape (MAAR) is a research and capacity building project led by Bournemouth University and UNESCO in New Delhi. A 20-month initiative funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), it will map the journalistic challenges of reporting rape and sexual violence across India, and build capacity to engender sustainable impact—specifically, for rape reportage, journalism education, and resilience against gendered violence towards women.
Media Action Against Rape (MAAR) is co-directed by Dr Einar Thorsen and Dr Chindu Sreedharan, both at Bournemouth University.
NewsTracker is a MAAR initiative co-published by Bournemouth University (England) and Ashoka University (Sonepat), in collaboration with Amity School of Communication(Noida), Docfort Meducation (Bangalore), Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts (Pune), the Department of Journalism and Communication at University of Madras (Chennai).
NewsTracker is coordinated by Dr Chindu Sreedharan, Dr Einar Thorsen (Bournemouth University) and Professor Vaiju Naravane (Ashoka University). At Ashoka University, the project is led by Anunaya Rajhans; at Amity School of Communication by Vidhanshu Kumar; at Docfort Meducation by Anu Kurien; at Symbiosis by Professor Anita Patankar; and at the University of Madras by Professor Gopalan Ravindran.