This Republic Day, CNN-News18 Demands a #RepublicForWomen

Posted by: at 1/24/2017 06:12:00 am


New Delhi, 24th January 24, 2017: No matter which city we live, women safety has always been a serious concern in India. Bengaluru’s New Year Eve celebrations saw a shameful display of sexual violence. Asking women to reclaim their republic, CNN-News18 has come up with a unique campaign #RepublicForWomen.

This Republic Day, CNN-News18 Demands a #RepublicForWomen


In this campaign, the channel embarked on an unusual social experiment by sending a team of journalists and volunteers undercover on the streets of major cities like Bengaluru, Delhi-NCR, and Mumbai. Armed with cameras, the female reporters and volunteers decided to capture on tape a day in their life. While 5 Bengaluru girls volunteered and went to different parts of the city, CNN-News18’s reporters traversed through the streets of Delhi, Gurgaon, and Noida.  At any given time, an adequate number of the channel’s crew members were present undercover to avert any untoward incident. Throughout the day what was captured on the camera was almost one would expect.

In Bengaluru, most of the volunteers could be seen visibly uncomfortable with the surroundings. While catcalls were a normal occurrence, men staring at women for a long duration just captured the reality on India’s roads. In Delhi NCR, the team decided to carry out most of these operations after sundown. While things largely went smooth, the team in Delhi encountered an unruly man trying to misbehave with one of the reporters. He followed the journalist for over half an hour and then continued to ask for her number even after being asked to leave. All this drama was captured live on camera. Instances like these, showcase that no matter what city you live in, women continue to glance over their shoulders checking for danger, especially at night.

When it comes to campaigns having a social relevance, the channel has always been at the forefront to bring forth such issues. This Republic Day, join CNN-News18 as it campaigns for women safety through #RepublicForWomen.

Catch the special campaign on 25th January, all through the day, only on CNN-News18

About TV18
TV18 Broadcast Limited [BSE: 532800, NSE: TV18BRDCST] (“TV18”) is a part of Network18 Group. Network18 Group is a media and entertainment group with interests in television, internet, films, e-commerce, magazines, mobile content and allied businesses. Through its subsidiary, TV18, the group operates news channels such as CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz, CNBC-TV18 Prime HD, CNN-NEWS18, and News18 India. TV18 also operates a joint venture with Viacom called Viacom18, which houses a portfolio of popular entertainment channels such as Colors, Colors HD, Rishtey, MTV India, MTV Indies, Comedy Central, Vh1, Nick, Sonic, Nick Jr and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the group’s filmed entertainment business. TV18 has also forayed into the Indian factual entertainment space through a joint venture with A+E Networks and operates History TV18. In the regional space, the group operates a Gujarati business news channel – CNBC Bajar, a Marathi general news channel – IBN Lokmat and operates ten regional news channels under the ETV umbrella and five regional entertainment channels under the Colors brand. The group also operates a 24 hour an Indian news channel in English – News18, targeting global audiences. TV18 and Viacom18 have formed a strategic joint venture called IndiaCast, a multi-platform 'content asset monetization' entity that drives domestic and international channel distribution, placement services and content syndication for the bouquet of channels from the group and third parties. For more information, log on to www.network18online.com  
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