Choking down freedom of digital expression in Thailand

Choking down freedom of digital expression in Thailand

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: The United Nations rights office today expressed serious concern over the prosecution and harsh sentencing of individuals in Thailand under the country’s so called lèse majesté law and its “chilling effects” on freedom of expression. In Geneva, Ms. Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner […]

This is the real face of Iranian women

This is the real face of Iranian women

Haleh Anvari – Guardian – Tuesday, 20 May 2014 (originally published 14 May) The Facebook page “Stealthy freedoms of Iranian women”, where Iranian women are sharing photos of themselves without their hijab, is attracting attention in the world’s media. That is no surprise. Iran is a country that has been represented through the garb of […]

Severe Facebook cyber harassment brings anguish to women advocates

Severe Facebook cyber harassment brings anguish to women advocates

Ruth Jacobs – WNN Features (WNN) London, England, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: A recent interview by women’s advocate and stop-human-trafficking activist Ruth Jacobs  with author Trista Hendren brings a controversial subject to the public. Cyber-harassment is a growing phenomenon online and one that numerous women, teenagers and children face daily. Has Facebook been ignoring human […]

Women use Facebook to speak out against Italy’s fallen leader Berlusconi

Women use Facebook to speak out against Italy’s fallen leader Berlusconi

WNN Breaking (WNN) Milan, ITALY, WESTERN EUROPE: Charged with abuse of office after years of hiding a sexual relationship with a minor Italy’s fallen 76-year-old leader Silvio Berlusconi continues to deny all charges made against him. As a seasoned politician, Berlusconi successfully won the heart of Italy’s political momentum through the office of Italy’s prime […]

On Mafia’s watch list: Italian women journalists remain strong

On Mafia’s watch list: Italian women journalists remain strong

Valeria Marchetti – WNN Features (WNN) Rome, Italy, WESTERN EUROPE: On March 17, 2013 Italy set aside a day to honor and remember all journalists in the country who were brutally killed by members of Italy’s organized crime. Historically known as the Mafia, the journalists who followed leads to investigate these criminal activities have often […]

Amid public outcry India’s government questions women’s Facebook postings

Amid public outcry India’s government questions women’s Facebook postings

WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) New Delhi, INDIA: In India, a controversial law governing offensive material posted online will be reviewed following an outcry over its misuse. The move follows the recent arrest of two young women in connection with what many call an innocuous Facebook post. Hearing a petition against Section 66A of the Information Technology […]

Lebanon advocate Ghida Anani talks TV media & how men can protect women

Lebanon advocate Ghida Anani talks TV media & how men can protect women

Elahe Amani – WNN Interviews (WNN) Beirut, LEBANON: In an amazing coordinated campaign, a Lebanese advocacy group dedicated to protecting women  from violence shook up the media world by working closely with men as they asked them to act decisively and without hesitation to stop violence against women. Elahe Amani, special reporter from Iran for […]

Business, social media to prevent babies with HIV

Business, social media to prevent babies with HIV

        Fox News – 01 Febuary 2012 – (originally published 29 Jan) DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) – Business and social media leaders teamed up Friday to tackle the transmission of HIV from mothers to babies, saying the medicine and the money are largely in place, and with the right organizational skills they can […]