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Save the Environment, Support Women’s Rights

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

April 22nd, 2009

“A Cleaner, Greener Planet,” a blog post from Aparna Krishnaswamy and Elizabeth Arndorfer’s blog at RH RealityCheck, says it all:
Earth Day never used to be a day when reproductive health organizations were particularly busy. But on this April 22nd, 2009, things are looking very different.
Reproductive health, rights and justice organizations across the […]

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Fully 1/3 of Pulitizer Picks Are Women

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

April 21st, 2009

The annual Pulitzer Prizes, announced yesterday, include seven women in six of 21 categories. Two are women of color. These proportions aren’t half bad compared with female representation on panels about important public issues, in certain professions, etc.
Let’s celebrate: Alexandra Berzon of the Las Vegas Sun, for Public Service reporting […]

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WIMN Media Training

varreolas Icon Posted by Veronica Arreola

April 16th, 2009

In March I was honored to lead my first WIMN Media Training. The training was held in Washington, DC and was the for the United Methodist Women’s Division Ecumenical Advocacy Days. The group of women gathered to learn more about green living issues and strategize how they can advocate to the public and elected officials […]

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Abstinence Causes Breast Cancer!

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

April 15th, 2009

How to distort facts to suit your own agenda

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Paradise Lost?

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

April 14th, 2009

By now anyone with any access to media anywhere would have heard, read about and probably seen a video of the flogging incident in Pakistan, news and visuals of which were apparently circulated via mobile phones and the Internet before the event was reported by The Guardian and, I understand, The Times in the UK […]

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Literally editing women out!

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

April 5th, 2009

This BBC report, headlined “Papers alter Israel cabinet photo,” has to be seen to be believed.

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Gender Lockdown: New Yorker’s story on American prisons ignores the women in them

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April 3rd, 2009

By Guest Blogger Mikki Halpin
In this week’s New Yorker, writer Atul Gawande contributed a powerful piece about the use of solitary confinement in American prisons, titled “Hellhole: The United States holds tens of thousands of inmates in long-term solitary confinement. Is this torture?”
The article does what The New Yorker does best—high-end investigative journalism, covering topics […]

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Media Parrot Propaganda on Family Planning and Stimulus

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April 3rd, 2009

By Guest Blogger Julie Hollar
Last week, at the WAM!09 panel on “Women & the Economic Crisis: Getting Beyond the Corporate Media Narrative,” I highlighted the hack job corporate media did on the family planning provision that had been included in the original economic stimulus plan.
Below is more on that story, from the brand new […]

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More on NBC stealing youth reporters’ story

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

April 1st, 2009

I wish this were an April Fool’s prank (it’s ludicrous enough to be, isn’t it?), but as you read here yesterday, a Boston NBC affiliate ripped off a story from youth media producers. For a follow-up on yesterday’s guest post by Cara Lisa Powers, see today’s release from Press Pass TV.

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