• Killing of Al-Jazeera journalist condemnable

    We, the undersigned journalist organizations, express strongest condemnation at the wanton killing of Al-Jazeera woman reporter Shireen Abu Akleh in the city of Jenin in the occupied West Bank while she was on duty covering a raid by Israeli forces. According to reports, the 51 year old veteran journalist was wearing a press vest as is required along with other reporters. Another journalist of Al-Jazeera was also injured in the shooting.

    We join the international community of journalists and others in demanding an independent and impartial investigation into the incident. This must not happen again. Shireen Abu Akleh was a Palestinian American national having joined Al Jazeera in 1997. An year ago the offices of Al Jazeera and Associated Press were bombed in the Gaza strip, allegedly by similar elements. We had expressed similar concern then as well.

    We firmly believe that journalists have a social responsibility to report, including from conflict zones and when they do so, they cannot be targeted in the manner Shireen Abu Akelh was. The incident is a setback to the wider community of journalists including several women who work as field reporters. They have a right to their individual safety while on the job.

    We are hopeful that the international community that has taken serious note of the horrific incident will ensure that culprits are brought to book.

    Indian Women’s Press Corps, Press Club of India, Press Association

Team 2022-23


Three decades after it was signed, the Convention on the Rights of the Child remains the landmark document guiding the destinies of millions of the world’s children.

As the world gears up to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the landmark Convention, that provides a set of guidelines to ensure that all children are provided equal opportunities to develop and prosper, it is important to look at what has been achieved and what remains to be done.

The Indian Women’s Press Corps (IWPC), in its silver jubilee year, can play a significant role in highlighting the achievements as well as the guidelines that remain to be met on the CRC. To that end, IWPC is partnering with UNICEF, which has a 70-year old presence in India, and has had a seminal role in ensuring that the Convention’s guidelines are met, to raise awareness about the CRC and to further its aims.


Register for Online Certification on Child Rights

To commemorate 30 years of the Child Rights Convention, IWPC, in collaboration with UNICEF, has posted a course on Child Rights online.
All members are requested to view and take the course, which will provide valuable insights and information to help in their professional reportage.

UNICEF’s Media Kit for COVID-19

The Journey So Far & Founder MemberSpeak


IWPC Souvenirs Over The Years