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Mexican feminist journalists in CIMAC take on the toughest reporting

cbyerlys Icon Posted by Carolyn Byerly

October 18th, 2013

I’m still buzzing from the CIMAC gathering of feminist journalists in Mérida, Mexico, Oct 10-12. Some 200 women doing frontline reporting on government and police corruption, murder and other gender violence, and other issues in women’s marginalization participated.

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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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Busting “Bachelor” & “Bachelorette” Bigotry: I investgate ABC’s race discrimination lawsuit for The Daily Beast & HLN

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 25th, 2012

Ten years, 24 seasons, *0* stars of color… and one racial discrimination lawsuit that, if it moves forward, could potentially transform the entertainment industry.
On Monday, I reported on the class action civil rights suit filed against ABC and the producers of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette for The Daily Beast, in what since been […]

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Women rights work get international recognition by the Nobel Peace Prize

rookellos Icon Posted by Rosemary Okello-Orlale

April 20th, 2012

When the Nobel Peace awarded Peace Prize to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, her compatriot Leymah Gbowee, and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights, the Nobel Committee gave recognition to women who have been demanding for years, the equal involvement of women in all […]

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Whose body is it anyway?

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

April 15th, 2012

Gloria Steinem’s recent talk at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi kicked up quite a storm. A few days after the event the Delhi edition of The Hindu, a leading Indian newspaper in English, provided uncommon space to different takes on issues of sex work/prostitution and human trafficking, the subject of Steinem’s talk.

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Updated: Liveblogging International Women and Media Symposium in Antalya, Turkey

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

April 4th, 2012

Today, I have the distinct honor of speaking about representations of women in the media at the International Women and Media Symposium in Antalya, Turkey. The opening statements are being made in part by the Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc.
This two-day conference is bringing together Turkish Parlient leaders, politicians, media owners, newspaper editors-in-chief, broadcast journalists, […]

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Liveblogging #WAMNYC: keynote by Colorlines’ Rinku Sen

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 31st, 2012

Rinku Sen, the visionary leader of Applied Research Center and ColorLines (which I consider the most important racial justice media outlet in the country) is giving the #WAMNYC keynote. I am paraphrasing this — the notes below are not verbatim, and not at all her comments in their entirety. Please attribute any errors to me, […]

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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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Vigil-aunties beware!

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

January 27th, 2012

A recent report in The New York Times, For Many in Pakistan, a Television Show Goes Too Far, flags a raging controversy that “could well be the beginning of a media consumer rights movement” in the country

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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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