World Pulse’s ‘web’ of women keeps growing

World Pulse’s ‘web’ of women keeps growing

Larisa Epatko – PBS News – Monday, 07 October 2013 (originally published 30 Sept) In her early 20s, Jensine Larsen was working as a freelance journalist in Burma and the Amazon region of South America, and learned that many of the stories affecting women weren’t being reported in the media. She then realized that women […]

Hona Zarqa: the local women making the media their own

Hona Zarqa: the local women making the media their own

Alice Su – Middle East Monitor – Friday, 13 September 2013 (originally published  10 Sept) Sally Ahmed Zarir works in a newsroom inside a refugee camp. Zarqa, Jordan’s industrial centre 12 miles northeast of Amman, is home to over 50 per cent of Jordanian’s factories, a 15.9 per cent unemployment rate, and the country’s oldest […]

India reels after young photojournalist is gang-raped

India reels after young photojournalist is gang-raped

WNN Breaking (WNN) Mumbai, INDIA, SOUTH ASIA: As India puts a microscope on issues of violence against women, the nation is reeling after another sexual attack has resulted in the gang-rape of a 22-year-old journalist who’s name has not been released to the public on Thursday August 22. On assignment for a magazine to cover […]

Violence in divided Egypt places Egyptian & foreign journalists in danger

Violence in divided Egypt places Egyptian & foreign journalists in danger

CPJ – WNN Breaking (WNN/CPJ) Cairo, EGYPT, NORTHERN AFRICA: Several journalists working for international media said they were assaulted or briefly detained over the weekend. The attacks and harassment came as Egyptian authorities publicly accused international journalists of distorting coverage of recent events. The State Information Service, a government-run agency tasked with overseeing editorial content […]

Trial suspect for slain woman journalist Anna Politkovskaya shot overnight

Trial suspect for slain woman journalist Anna Politkovskaya shot overnight

WNN Breaking (WNN/RFE/RL) Moscow, RUSSIA, EASTERN EUROPE: A suspect allegedly involved in the 2006 killing of Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya has been shot by an unknown attacker in Moscow. Murad Musayev, a lawyer for Dzhabrail Makhmudov, said on August 15 that his client underwent surgery on his leg after he was shot overnight and […]

Death of woman journalist Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz brings Egypt division under the microscope

Death of woman journalist Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz brings Egypt division under the microscope

Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) Cairo, EGYPT, NORTHERN AFRICA: Following an extreme violent use of force against pro-Morsi protesters on the streets of the Nasr City district of Cairo under what the United Nations describes as “sit-ins and demonstrations,” the protest camps outside the Rabaa Al Adawiya mosque on Wednesday have been the site […]

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 […]

Preliminary hearing on case of slain journlist Anna Politkovskaya opens in Moscow

Preliminary hearing on case of slain journlist Anna Politkovskaya opens in Moscow

WNN Breaking (WNN/RFE/RL) Moscow, RUSSIAN FEDERATION, EASTERN EUROPE: A Moscow city court has opened preliminary hearings into the killing of prominent Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, marking the start of a second bid to convict the suspected killers of the former Kremlin critic. Five defendants, including four men from Russia’s North Caucasus region of Chechnya […]