16-year-old Gaza surgeon's daughter tweets into celebrity

16-year-old Gaza surgeon's daughter tweets into celebrity

Nidal al-Mughrabi for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Breaking (WNN/TRF) GAZA, WESTERN ASIA: As bombs explode in Gaza, Palestinian teenager Farah Baker grabs her smartphone or laptop before ducking for cover to tap out tweets that capture the drama of the tumult and fear around her. The 16-year-old’s prolific posts on Twitter have made her […]

Lebanon advocate Ghida Anani talks TV media & how men can protect women

Lebanon advocate Ghida Anani talks TV media & how men can protect women

Elahe Amani – WNN Interviews (WNN) Beirut, LEBANON: In an amazing coordinated campaign, a Lebanese advocacy group dedicated to protecting women  from violence shook up the media world by working closely with men as they asked them to act decisively and without hesitation to stop violence against women. Elahe Amani, special reporter from Iran for […]

Business, social media to prevent babies with HIV

Business, social media to prevent babies with HIV

        Fox News – 01 Febuary 2012 – (originally published 29 Jan) DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) – Business and social media leaders teamed up Friday to tackle the transmission of HIV from mothers to babies, saying the medicine and the money are largely in place, and with the right organizational skills they can […]

Amid controversy EU delays film release on Afghanistan women’s prison

Amid controversy EU delays film release on Afghanistan women’s prison

WNN Breaking (WNN) EUROPE: In a continuing controversy surrounding a film partially produced by the EU on Afghan women and the system of women’s prisons in Afghanistan, Development Pictures has stated, “We are contractually obligated not to speak publicly about the film or the dispute with the EU.” The film commission by the European Union […]

Saudi women aim to bring news media into focus

Saudi women aim to bring news media into focus

Maha Akeel – WNN Opinion (WNN) Jeddah – Social media was abuzz with excitement at Saudi King Abdullah’s recent decision to appoint women to the Shura (consultative) Council and to allow them to vote and run in the 2015 municipal elections. The right to vote and hold public office has been at the top of […]