Another Tibetan Buddhist nun sets herself on fire to protest China policies

Another Tibetan Buddhist nun sets herself on fire to protest China policies

WNN Breaking (WNN) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, CHINA, EASTERN ASIA: Another Tibetan Buddhist nun in the Tibetan Autonomous Region in Sichuan, China has set herself on fire outside the monastery where she was on retreat as a part of a string of ongoing self-immolation protests made against China’s continuing clamp down on indigenous Tibetans. 31-years 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 […]

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 […]

What does it mean to be African?

What does it mean to be African?

Wale Idris Ajibade – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: What does it means to be African in the real sense? Is it spiritual? Is it a course, a journey, a deep sense of hope of healing, reconciliation, or a birthright based inclination? Is it a responsibility for just Africans, or […]

SOUTH SUDAN: News journalists show concern under restricted freedom of speech

SOUTH SUDAN: News journalists show concern under restricted freedom of speech

WNN Justice (WNN/IRIN) Juba, SOUTH SUDAN, AFRICA: Increasing reports of harassment faced by journalists and civil society in South Sudan have raised concern that the world’s newest country is curtailing the basic freedoms it spent decades fighting its northern neighbor for. South Sudan gained independence in July 2011, after decades of rebellion against Khartoum. Today, […]

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 […]