Does BBC News training hold women to a different standard?

Does BBC News training hold women to a different standard?

Almut Rochowanski with Nani Jansen Reventlow  – WNN Commentary (WNN) LONDON, UK: In February 2017 the instructional hub of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Academy, held its second series of trainings with the BBC Expert Women’s Day. The event brought together “female experts who’d like to appear on air as contributors to BBC programmes”. Choosing […]

ETHIOPIA: Merciless land grab violence hits women who want peace

ETHIOPIA: Merciless land grab violence hits women who want peace

Lys Anzia for Women News Network (WNN) FEATURES (WNN FEATURES) ETHIOPIA, EAST AFRICA: She spoke to me with tears in her eyes describing the calculated execution of her own people. Even though Atsede Kazachew feels relatively safe as an ethnic Amharic Ethiopian woman living inside the United States, she is grieving for all her fellow […]

Fears of full famine under drought follow increased need for aid in Somalia

Fears of full famine under drought follow increased need for aid in Somalia

Lys Anzia – WNN Breaking (WNN) MOGADISHU, SOMALIA: Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has issued a crisis announcement this week asking for a step up in international aid in the face of a national food and hunger disaster following an extended drought affecting the eastern Horn of Africa. Shortages of rainfall in the region from […]

Mapping CEDAW toward greater rights for women: One City at a Time

Mapping CEDAW toward greater rights for women: One City at a Time

Elahe Amani with Lys Anzia – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Long Beach, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: “We cannot wait any longer,” is something millions of women are saying now throughout the United States.  We do know this: when inertia in the U.S. Senate causes Senators to ignore for decades the call to vote for a treaty […]

When Invisible Lives Become Visible: Seeing the valuable work of India's rural women

When Invisible Lives Become Visible: Seeing the valuable work of India's rural women

Rucha Chitnis with Lys Anzia – WNN Photo Essay (WNN) Berkeley, California, U.S., AMERICAS: How can we make global women around the world, who are too often invisible, visible? This important question is one that social change photojournalist Ms. Rucha Chitnis has been asking inside India in her quest to document women who are the […]

The dogs who worked for rescue at 9/11's Ground Zero

The dogs who worked for rescue at 9/11's Ground Zero

Lys Anzia – WNN Features From the WNN archive: covering the search and rescue dogs of 9/11, Ground Zero New York City. (WNN) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Days after smoke and ash began to settle following one of the largest U.S. disasters in history on September 11, 2001 the devastating impacts of the loss […]

Documenting global hope through image: Photojournalist shares experience

Documenting global hope through image: Photojournalist shares experience

Turjoy Chowdhury with Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) Dhaka, BANGLADESH, SOUTHERN ASIA: Bangladeshi photojournalist Turjoy Chowdhury has a great love of humanity. He also has a love of of using the power of image itself to change society and document those who are too often trapped at the very bottom of their world. The […]

China continues to deny atrocity, history & Tibetan marginalization

China continues to deny atrocity, history & Tibetan marginalization

Lys Anzia – WNN Breaking Commentary (WNN) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: As a Buddhist myself I’ve been concerned like many others for over a decade about the treatment of indigenous Tibetans inside China, many who follow the spiritual teachings of the Dalai Lama, who received a Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. The changing face of modern […]

Stark images of Bangladesh dowry death reveal severe injustice

Stark images of Bangladesh dowry death reveal severe injustice

Lys Anzia with photojournalist Turjoy Chowdhury – WNN Features (WNN) Dhaka, BANGLADESH, SOUTHERN ASIA: The custom of paying a dowry to a groom in Bangladesh is not a new one. But increasing deaths connected to rising financial pressure from a groom’s dowry on a new bride, and her family, can place a women in danger […]

Obedience did not kill: South Korea Ferry disaster opens the discussion

Obedience did not kill: South Korea Ferry disaster opens the discussion

Lys Anzia – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Seoul, South Korea, EASTERN ASIA: On Sunday morning April 27, 2014 Prime Minister of South Korea Prime Minister Chung Hong-won resigned as he apologized to the families of the children who died on board the Sewol ferryboat. The Prime Minister’s resignation came as a surprise to those who are part […]

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