Women journalists imprisoned as Iran tightens down on press freedom

Women journalists imprisoned as Iran tightens down on press freedom

WNN Breaking (WNN/ICHRI) New York, U.S., AMERICAS: The prominent journalist Marzieh Rasouli was summoned to Evin Prison on July 8, 2014, for the implementation of her sentence of 50 lashes and two years’ imprisonment, she announced on Twitter, even though Rasouli has not yet received confirmation of the initial sentence from the appeals court. “They quickly […]

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 […]

Ethiopia: Women’s Rights Group Demands Release of Jailed Award-Winning Ethiopian Journalist

Ethiopia: Women’s Rights Group Demands Release of Jailed Award-Winning Ethiopian Journalist

Nicholas Ibekwe – AllAfrica – Thursday, 16 January 2014 (originally published 13 Jan) A global women’s rights and advocacy group, Safe World for Women, has put up an online petition for the immediate release of jailed award-winning Ethiopian journalist with breast tumour, Reeyot Alemu. Ms. Alemu, 34, who is also a teacher, was jailed under […]

Tibetan blogger Tsering Woeser’s new book exposes human rights desperation through self-immolation

Tibetan blogger Tsering Woeser’s new book exposes human rights desperation through self-immolation

Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) Beijing, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, EASTERN ASIA: Tibetan historian, human rights advocate, author, poet and blogger Ms. Tsering Woeser has just released a comprehensive and important book on China covering the ongoing self-immolation protests, in what activists say is an continuing ‘Chinese policy against cultural freedom’. Woeser’s book, “Immolations […]

IRAN: A mother’s plea to save the life of her imprisoned son – Hossein Ronaghi Maleki

IRAN: A mother’s plea to save the life of her imprisoned son – Hossein Ronaghi Maleki

WNN Breaking     (WNN) Tehran, IRAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: An Iranian mother and her imprisoned son are on their ninth day of their hunger strike together as Iranian officials continue to ignore their pleas to stop conditions contributing to the deteriorating health of Iranian blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki who is “gravely ill,” says Reporters Without […]

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 […]

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 […]