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 […]

[Philippines] Women in radio: Intensifying advocacy on gender equality, women empowerment

[Philippines] Women in radio: Intensifying advocacy on gender equality, women empowerment

Ruby Leonora R. Balistoy – Philippine Information Agency – Thursday, 03 April 2014 MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon, March 30 (PIA) — As the world celebrates Women’s Month this March, the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) Bukidnon chapter has allowed a “girly take over” through airwaves, for the whole month’s “KBP Bukidnon Interaction” radio program […]

IRAN: Literary magazine faces charges as Islamic dress controversy for women continues

IRAN: Literary magazine faces charges as Islamic dress controversy for women continues

WNN Breaking (WNN) Tehran, IRAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: Conservative Islamic dress for women inside Iran is on the plate this month as a long-standing literary magazine, known as “Bukhara,” working out of Iran’s capital city of Tehran, is under Iranian government scrutiny. Under charges of going against ‘Islamic values’ Iran’s Press Court with the jurisdiction of […]

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 […]

Vietnam citizens must be allowed freedom of ‘artistic expression’, says UN

Vietnam citizens must be allowed freedom of ‘artistic expression’, says UN

WNN Improve It (WNN/UN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: The United Nations Special Rapporteur on cultural rights, Farida Shaheed, called in November 2013 on the Government of Vietnam “to expand the space for people to articulate their views and to ensure they can contribute their knowledge, including their traditional knowledge, to the development of […]