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 […]

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, […]

United Nations UNESCO Irina Bokova upholds press freedom after journalists killings Somalia

United Nations UNESCO Irina Bokova upholds press freedom after journalists killings Somalia

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom has just expressed her concern and anger over the killing of five journalists in Somalia in the past week. “I am horrified by the sudden upsurge of violence targeting the media in Somalia,” said the Director-General of the UN Educational, […]

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 […]

Women ask for new Tunisia with transparency and press freedom

Women ask for new Tunisia with transparency and press freedom

WNN Breaking (WNN) Tunis, TUNISIA: Sparked by the actions of vegetable and fruit stand vendor, Mohamed Bouazizi, who set himself on fire in protest against Tunisia’s system of inequity, a new page for Tunisia is appearing. But it comes with a price. The recent loss of over 100 people from street protests, self-immolation protest actions, […]