FILM REVIEW: Private Revolutions – Young, Female, Egyptian

FILM REVIEW: Private Revolutions – Young, Female, Egyptian

Mersiha Gadzo – Middle East Eye – Tuesday, 02 September 2014 (originally published 27 Aug) Austrian filmmaker Alexandra Schneider watched Egypt’s revolution unravel on TV where male journalists reported live from Tahrir Square, interviewed male leaders and male commentators analyzed the situation. But where were Egypt’s women in this watershed? During the Arab Spring, Schneider […]

[United States] Why Jill Abramson Was Fired

[United States] Why Jill Abramson Was Fired

Ken Auletta – New Yorker – Friday, 16 May 2014 (originally published 14 May) At the annual City University Journalism School dinner, on Monday, Dean Baquet, the managing editor of the New York Times, was seated with Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., the paper’s publisher. At the time, I did not give a moment’s thought to why […]

Egypt’s women refuse to be intimidated

Egypt’s women refuse to be intimidated

Zainab Salbi – Guardian – Wednesday, 20 November 2013 (originally published 15 Nov) Egyptian women were at the heart of the revolution that toppled president Hosni Mubarak. Their contribution ranged from work in the labor movement to a female journalist breaking taboos by suing the government for harassment. They walked shoulder to shoulder with men as […]

India reels after young photojournalist is gang-raped

India reels after young photojournalist is gang-raped

WNN Breaking (WNN) Mumbai, INDIA, SOUTH ASIA: As India puts a microscope on issues of violence against women, the nation is reeling after another sexual attack has resulted in the gang-rape of a 22-year-old journalist who’s name has not been released to the public on Thursday August 22. On assignment for a magazine to cover […]

Radio Free Europe defends female Azerbaijani journalist from ongoing smear campaign

Radio Free Europe defends female Azerbaijani journalist from ongoing smear campaign

WNN Breaking (WNN/RFE/RL) Baku, Azerbaijan, EASTERN EUROPE/WESTERN ASIA: RFE/RL (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty) calls upon the Azerbaijani government to investigate a blackmail and intimidation campaign against investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, following the July 26 release of a new video containing intimate and illegally obtained images of her. In addition to posting the video, the website […]

Preliminary hearing on case of slain journlist Anna Politkovskaya opens in Moscow

Preliminary hearing on case of slain journlist Anna Politkovskaya opens in Moscow

WNN Breaking (WNN/RFE/RL) Moscow, RUSSIAN FEDERATION, EASTERN EUROPE: A Moscow city court has opened preliminary hearings into the killing of prominent Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, marking the start of a second bid to convict the suspected killers of the former Kremlin critic. Five defendants, including four men from Russia’s North Caucasus region of Chechnya […]

On the frontline with female reporters

On the frontline with female reporters

Hannah Storm – Media Online – Wednesday, 29 August 2012 (originally published 27 Aug) International journalist Hannah Storm put together a groundbreaking book of the personal experiences of women journalists in war-zones. She explains why she did it. It’s almost 18 months since Cairo’s Tahrir Square entered the media’s collective consciousness as the birthplace of […]

World Press Freedom Day 2012 shows need for women journalists

World Press Freedom Day 2012 shows need for women journalists

Aliya Bashir – WNN Breaking To honour World Press Freedom Day, WNN field journalist Ms. Aliya, Bashir brings us this report on the need for women journalists in the conflict ridden region of Srinagar, Kashmir (WNN/DCMF) Srinagar, Indian Administered KASHMIR: In a place like conservative Kashmir, many are reluctant to speak to male journalists, which […]