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Bradley Manning’s sentencing

cbyerlys Icon Posted by Carolyn Byerly

August 21st, 2013

Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison today for doing something courageous — letting the world know about acts of brutality committed in the names of Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan. I grieve for him, the loneliness of the years in front of him lived apart from the rest of the world. […]

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How campaign Kony 2012 Campaign has ignored the feelings of those who suffered and are trying to move on with their lives

rookellos Icon Posted by Rosemary Okello-Orlale

March 20th, 2012

The release of Kony2012’; a video campaign by the American organisation on the invisible Children to capture the rebel leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, Joseph Kony has gone viral in the YouTube with over 8 million viewers.
While the people of Uganda especially the women organisation welcome this initiative, they are concerned that the […]

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Media coverage of tortured Afghan girl: Did journalists do more harm?

GuestBloggers Icon Posted by Guest Blogger

January 20th, 2012

By guest blogger Jessica Mack
If you don’t know who Sahar Gul is, sadly, you can Google her name and find dozens of images of her young and badly beaten face. She is a 15-year-old Afghan girl who was recently rescued by police from her in-laws’ basement, where she’d been imprisoned and tortured for nearly a […]

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In CA? Join WIMN at the Women, Media, Revolution conference, 10/5-7

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 4th, 2011

WHAT: “Women, Media, Revolution,” the 2011 Women PeaceMakers Forum
WHEN: October 5 - 7, 2011
WHERE: University of San Diego, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
COST: None; Events are free and open to the public and the media.
When I founded Women In Media & News in 2001, it was with the core principle that […]

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Foreign Minister or Fashionista?

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

August 2nd, 2011

Hina Rabbani Khar, the youngest and first woman to become Minister of Foreign/External Affairs of Pakistan, was just a week into her demanding new job when she travelled to India last week at the head of the Pakistani team participating in the recently resumed dialogue to promote peace between the two not-so-friendly neighbours.

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Looks can apparently kill…

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

February 28th, 2011

The sexual assault and battering to which South African broadcast journalist, Lara Logan, was subjected in Egypt on 11 February generated reports and commentary replete with sexism, racism and Islamophobia…

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Reality Bites Back at…Sarah Palin’s Alaska, TONIGHT, 10:20pm EST

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 12th, 2010

Am I being Punked? Perhaps. But at 10:20 EST, I’ll be a guest on TLC’s TalkBack Live podcast to follow tonight’s new episode of Sarah Palin’s Alaska, the new reality show starring — and executive produced by — the 2008 Republican Vice Presidential nominee, former half-term Gov. of Alaska, and Fox News contributor. In the […]

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CBC Day 6 radio interview on reality TV suicides: irresponsible casting + unstable people + psy-ops conditions = powder keg

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 3rd, 2010

Today on CBC Radio, I spoke with Day 6 host Brent Bambury about the suicide of Joseph Cerniglia, a participant on Gordon Ramsey’s Fox reality show, Kitchen Nightmares. [Listen to the interview at the link above, 17:38-24:05]
When the troubled restaurant owner was trying to prove himself on Ramsey’s show, taped in 2007, the vitriolic […]

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The 9/11 media legacy I will never forget: “buy Snow White on DVD”

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 11th, 2010

Every year on 9/11, corporate media push the PTSD buttons they installed in us on that first day, and those first few weeks, with 24-7 looped coverage of the Twin Towers getting struck by the planes, bursting into flames, and falling down, set to the backdrop of mass screaming, sobbing, confusion, panic.
Amid my own […]

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Will Media Report FL Shooting As Gender-Based Hate Crime?

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

June 8th, 2010

It happened again. Another violent guy shot and killed his wife — and went on to gun down six other women unfortunate enough to be in his path before committing suicide. Four women are now dead; three others are in critical condition. And some media outlets (such as the AP story on Yahoo! News, “5 […]

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