Navigating the journalistic siege as a woman in Kashmir

Aliya Bashir, International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists grantee – WNN Soapbox (WNN) Nairobi, Kenya, EAST AFRICA – I often wonder when people outside the Kashmir ask me strange questions such as: “Are there really journalists – women who are allowed to work?”; “Don’t you get married at quite […]

Kyrgyz journalist Ms Janyl Jusupjan covers the plight of ethnic conflict

Kyrgyz journalist Ms Janyl Jusupjan covers the plight of ethnic conflict

WNN – Women News Network via Emily Thompson at Lady Liberty / RFE/RL – Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (WNN/Lady Liberty/RFE/RL) Washington, D.C., U.S., AMERICAS: Janyl Jusupjan says she has always felt a little bit like an outsider. Born in the Soviet Union near the Chinese border in the isolated Kyrgyz enclave of Atbashi, which she […]

The Entrepreneur On A Mission To Change Women's Media

The Entrepreneur On A Mission To Change Women's Media

Jane-Porter- Fast Company – Thursday, 19 September 2014 (originally published 15 Sept) Claudia Chan wants to be the Richard Branson of women’s empowerment–by championing social entrepreneurship to solve global problems. “I believe it needs to be its own industry,” she says. And she’s taking steps to make that happen. Chan has created a media network S.H.E. Globl Media Inc. […]

Kurdish woman journalist killed covering story on ISIS

Kurdish woman journalist killed covering story on ISIS

WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, U.S., AMERICAS: She was living in Ankara, Turkey and working as a news correspondent in the northern Iraqi region of conflict when she lost her life. Perhaps she would say she was doing what she love to do. But the death of Kurdish woman journalist Deniz Fırat is tragic regardless of […]

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 […]

[US] Karen DeCrow, Former President of the National Organization for Women, Dies at 76

[US] Karen DeCrow, Former President of the National Organization for Women, Dies at 76

William Yardley – New York Times – Monday, 09 June 2014 (originally published 06) Karen DeCrow, who was president of the National Organization for Women during the 1970s, a turbulent period in which she helped lead campaigns for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment and against sex discrimination in education and sports, died on Friday […]

Two foreign women journalists face deadly shooting in Afghanistan

Two foreign women journalists face deadly shooting in Afghanistan

WNN Breaking (WNN) Eastern city of Khost, AFGHANISTAN, SOUTH ASIA: On the approach of the eve of Saturday’s presidential and local provincial elections in Afghanistan on Friday, two foreign women journalists, one fatally killed and another injured severely, were attacked by gunfire. As two experienced and seasoned women journalists Anja Neidrinhaus and Kathy Gannon had […]

Ethiopia: Women’s Rights Group Demands Release of Jailed Award-Winning Ethiopian Journalist

Ethiopia: Women’s Rights Group Demands Release of Jailed Award-Winning Ethiopian Journalist

Nicholas Ibekwe – AllAfrica – Thursday, 16 January 2014 (originally published 13 Jan) A global women’s rights and advocacy group, Safe World for Women, has put up an online petition for the immediate release of jailed award-winning Ethiopian journalist with breast tumour, Reeyot Alemu. Ms. Alemu, 34, who is also a teacher, was jailed under […]

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