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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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Liveblogging the Sidney Hillman Foundation Awards: Journalism for the public good

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 1st, 2012

The 2012 Sidney Hillman Awards have begun, as I discussed earlier.
To give you a sense of the heavy hitters in independent journalism represented in this room, even the bloggers and press here to cover the event are, themselves, challenging, critical voices in the feminist and independent online media sphere. I am sitting in a […]

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Liveblogging the Sidney Hillman Foundation Awards: #Hillman2012

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 1st, 2012

I’m liveblogging tonight from the Sidney Hillman Foundation Awards, which honor excellence in journalism for the public good. You can follow @SidneyHillman as well as Hillman staffer and friend-of-WIMN’s Voices, Lindsay Beyerstein, on Twitter, and the team of bloggers who are livetweeting with the hashtag #Hillman2012.
Before I begin, some info about the program and tonight’s […]

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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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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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Sister, Citizen, Anchor: Melissa Harris-Perry Breaks Broadcast Ground With New MSNBC Show

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

February 17th, 2012

A black feminist, anti-racist thought-leader given roughly the same kind of job as Bill O’Reilly, within commercial media? Unheard of—until now.

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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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Best Thing on the Internet Today: #SOPA author is an online pirate!

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

January 18th, 2012

Now that it is well past midnight EST and I’m no longer keeping new content off of WIMN’s Voices as part of the SOPA Strike against online censorship, I can finally post my favorite thing on the Internet on Jan. 18.
Hipster puppies? A perennial favorite, but no. A video of the Muppets edited to […]

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