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 […]

Equality for women should come right along with basic human rights

Equality for women should come right along with basic human rights

Lys Anzia – WNN Commentary (WNN) WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES: As International Women’s Equality Day comes and goes we all need to ask this question: what does “equality” really mean? And why have millions of women been fighting for equality worldwide for centuries? These are the questions that continue to haunt women, as well as […]

Justice Delayed: The massacre of political prisoners in Iran

Justice Delayed: The massacre of political prisoners in Iran

Elahe Amani – WNN SOAPBOX WNN Iranian reporter Elahe Amani shares insight and history into the increasing need for Iranian government accountability (WNN) Tehran, IRAN: 1988 is a year that is remembered for large, militant protests against the 1988 World Bank and IMF meetings  in West Berlin. It was also the year “Mississippi Burning” and […]

Stoning in Iran can be stopped through human rights, global advocacy & action

Stoning in Iran can be stopped through human rights, global advocacy & action

Elahe Amani – WNN Opinion (WNN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND: The U.N. Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1984 through resolution 39/46. The Convention entered into force on June 26, 1987. This United Nations Convention against Torture […]

Sexual assault awareness equals The Clothesline Project

Sexual assault awareness equals The Clothesline Project

Elahe Amani – WNN Opinion (WNN) Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA: Sexual assault is one of the most detrimental types of violence against women.  Even in the societies where women’s advances and more protective rights are in place,  sexual assault is still considered a crime that is most often not fully reported. The burden of violence is […]

Dignity and rights – a deserved legacy for African American women

Dignity and rights – a deserved legacy for African American women

Elahe Amani – WNN Opinion (WNN) California, U.S.: Every year during the month of February, Black History Month is celebrated in United States.  The theme this year for 2012 was “Black women in American culture and history” because African American women have played a critical, and under-recognized, role of the making of the United States. […]