Why are more women than men censored?

Why are more women than men censored?

Meredeth Tax for Open Democracy 50:50 – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/Open Democracy/50:50) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Gender-based censorship, which takes many forms, can be seen in attempts to stifle women’s public voice – from the suppression of Taslima Nasrin’s series for Indian TV to death and rape threats against US feminist bloggers. In A Room […]

Woman filmmaker in Iran sentenced to 18 months in prison

Woman filmmaker in Iran sentenced to 18 months in prison

WNN Breaking (WNN) Tehran, IRAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: In a contrasting Iranian political climate of acceptance and censure 29-year-old democracy green movement supporter and media personality Ms. Pegah Ahangarani, who is also an actress, documentary filmmaker and film director, has been sentenced by Iran’s conservative judiciary to 18 months in prison. Although the filmmaker has been […]

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 […]