Rebel filmmaker & music producer Deeyah shares life on International Women's Day

Rebel filmmaker & music producer Deeyah shares life on International Women's Day

Deeyah – WNN Featured Commentary (WNN) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: On International Women’s Day Emmy award winning filmmaker and music producer Deeyah Khan shares her struggles and triumphs as a Pakistani Afghan woman from Norway who is on a quest to help women worldwide express their artistic freedom. ___ My journey started in Norway. […]

Indian child custody case brings culture clash and concern in Norway

Indian child custody case brings culture clash and concern in Norway

Rita Banerji – WNN Opinion (WNN) Oslo, NORWAY: In February 2012, India was involved in an extended diplomatic row with Norway over a child custody case as an Indian couple in Norway had their one-year-old daughter and three-year-old son removed from their home and placed in foster care by the Norwegian Child Welfare Service (CWS).  Though […]

Norway’s paperless need to be granted human rights

Norway’s paperless need to be granted human rights

Dana A. Mahmoud – WNN Opinion (WNN) OPINION Norway: It is not common for an Arab woman to go public with personal details about her life, but I’ve been brought up to think of myself as a human being worthy of respect. I have also done it to avoid the worse. Therefore I have chosen […]

Music star Deeyah speaks pride and multiculturalism in Norway

Music star Deeyah speaks pride and multiculturalism in Norway

Eva Fernández Ortiz – WNN Features (WNN) Oslo, NORWAY: As Norway’s 32-year-old right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik looked out at a Norwegian public courtroom in Oslo, Tuesday, November 14, 2011, he made a formal statement before the court in an attempt to place himself at the head of a “resistance movement” against immigrants and multiculturalism […]

Thousands Protest Arrest of Immigrant Woman Hero – Norway

Thousands Protest Arrest of Immigrant Woman Hero – Norway

WNN Breaking Johannah Reimer, 17 January, 2011 Thousands of Norwegians are protesting the arrest and deportation of the 25-year old humanitarian activist Maria Amelie. Amelie was arrested by eight immigration officers, Wednesday evening at 11pm after giving a public lecture on the struggle of undocumented workers for being an ‘illegal’ resident. Amelie, who ironically received […]

Seeking Home – Immigrant Stateless Women Norway

Seeking Home – Immigrant Stateless Women Norway

  Commentary by Palestinian Iraqi immigrant to Norway – Dana A. Mahmoud My family is originally Palestinian from Haifa. My grandparents (from both sides) were born in Haifa, which is now part of Israel. In 1948, during the conflict that followed the 1947 United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 (11) ‘Future Government of Palestine’ (also […]