International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 5, Part A (2017)
Language press and women empowerment: An analysis with special reference to Odia news papers
Dr. Govinda Chandra Penthoi and Kabita Kumari Pradhan
Media play an important role in a democratic country. It is regarded as the fourth pillar of democracy. In the process of women empowerment media can play a very effective role by highlighting the issues of women. In 2001, the Ministry of Women and Child Development published a policy document, National Policy for Empowerment of Women, The policy document stressed on the role of the media in the process of women empowerment. It is to be noted that in India the language news papers are having wide marked as compared to the English newspapers. Language newspapers are able create an eminent place in the society. This paper makes an attempt to analyses the role of Odia news paper in the process of women empowerment. An attempt has been made to discuss the status of gender inequality in Odisha and the role of the Odia newspapers in eradicating the gender inequality. Being an agent of mass media it can play a very decisive role in highlighting the issues of women apart from bringing positive changes among the minds of the people towards women.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Govinda Chandra Penthoi and Kabita Kumari Pradhan. Language press and women empowerment: An analysis with special reference to Odia news papers. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(5): 31-34.