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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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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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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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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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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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Making up for make-up: a win for the feminist blogosphere

GuestBloggers Icon Posted by Guest Blogger

August 17th, 2010

By Guest Blogger Janna A. Zinzi, cross–posted at Feministe.
Over the last month or so, I’ve been following this story about trendy makeup company MAC’s inappropriate collaboration with design duo Rodarte. It was reported that the unnamed collection, due to launch in September, was inspired by Rodarte’s trip through Texas which exposed them to Mexican […]

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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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Liveblogging WAM! 2009: Cynthia Lopez, P.O.V conducts opening keynote

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 28th, 2009

Cynthia Lopez, vice president of documentary for P.O.V, is WAM!2009’s opening keynoter.
I listened to but didn’t liveblog the wonderful opening remarks from Jaclyn Friedman or Irene Villisonor (sp), and listened but wasn’t able to liveblog the beginning of the Cynthia Lopez’s remarks. But WAM! will eventually have all the sessions’ full video available, so do […]

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Liveblogging WAM!2009: Women Reporting from the Global Frontlines

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 27th, 2009

Hi all, I’m going to attempt to liveblog the “Women Reporting on the Global Frontlines” panel - it’s the opening session of WAM!2009, the Women, Action and Media conference (of which WIMN is proud to be a supporting sponsor).
I’m going to do the best I can to just transcribe what these brilliant and […]

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Bush, Rumsfeld & Co. found responsible for torture; cable news (save Rachel Maddow) responds with a yawn

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 12th, 2008

This morning’s Washington Post (Dec. 12, 08) headline couldn’t have been more definitive: “Report on Detainee Abuse Blames Top Bush Officials“:
“A bipartisan panel of senators has concluded that former defense secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and other top Bush administration officials bear direct responsibility for the harsh treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, and that their […]

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