Radio Free Europe defends female Azerbaijani journalist from ongoing smear campaign

Radio Free Europe defends female Azerbaijani journalist from ongoing smear campaign

WNN Breaking (WNN/RFE/RL) Baku, Azerbaijan, EASTERN EUROPE/WESTERN ASIA: RFE/RL (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty) calls upon the Azerbaijani government to investigate a blackmail and intimidation campaign against investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, following the July 26 release of a new video containing intimate and illegally obtained images of her. In addition to posting the video, the website […]

Post revolution sexual harassment against Eqypt’s women ‘sky-rocketing’

Post revolution sexual harassment against Eqypt’s women ‘sky-rocketing’

WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Cairo, EGYPT, NORTH AFRICA: CAIRO — In Egypt, women’s rights groups are pushing back against some Islamists’ attempts to blame women for an upsurge in sexual harassment. Post-revolution, the number of women reporting sexual harassment and violence has skyrocketed.  So, too, it appears, has the tendency to blame women for the assaults […]

CAIRO: Sexual safety still remains illusive for women journalists under harassment

CAIRO: Sexual safety still remains illusive for women journalists under harassment

Lys Anzia – WNN Breaking (WNN) Cairo, EGYPT: As new policy by Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court of the State Council, headed by Judge Ali Fikri, overturned Justice Minister Mohamed al-Guindy’s recent decision to give Egypt’s military the power of  impunity to arrest civilians, activists are celebrating. But the newly elected President Mohamed Morsi has inherited another […]