Women who set world media trends

Women who set world media trends

Media Reporter – Media Online – Friday, 21 September 2012 (originally published 17 Sept) Even in countries like the US and Britain, few women head programming, editorial boards, or media houses. But these 10 women haven’t let that stop them from blazing their own trails and redefining the media. Christiane Amanpour (54) is global affairs […]

The World’s 100 Most Powerful (And Connected) Women

The World’s 100 Most Powerful (And Connected) Women

Moira Forbes – Forbes – Friday, 31 August 2012 (originally published 27 Aug) This year’s 100 Most Powerful Women have never been more powerful – or connected. Whether leading multi-billion-dollar companies, governing countries, shaping the cultural fabric of our lives, or spearheading humanitarian initiatives, collectively these women are changing the planet in profoundly powerful and […]

On the frontline with female reporters

On the frontline with female reporters

Hannah Storm – Media Online – Wednesday, 29 August 2012 (originally published 27 Aug) International journalist Hannah Storm put together a groundbreaking book of the personal experiences of women journalists in war-zones. She explains why she did it. It’s almost 18 months since Cairo’s Tahrir Square entered the media’s collective consciousness as the birthplace of […]

Gender Activism Website Provides Much-Needed Platform for Zimbabweans Globally

Gender Activism Website Provides Much-Needed Platform for Zimbabweans Globally

Geri-Leigh Diana – Global Press Institute – Friday, 03 August 2012 (originally published 01 Aug) HARARE, ZIMBABWE – Fungai Machirori seems wise beyond her 28 years. The vibrant woman smiles from behind her glasses in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, before speaking about her brainchild, a website called Her Zimbabwe. “It’s an important space for the alternative […]

The story of the Canadian Women’s Press Club

The story of the Canadian Women’s Press Club

CBC Books – Monday, 09 July2012 (originally published  03 Jul) Before women could vote in Canada, or were even considered “persons” under the law, there was the Canadian Women’s Press Club. It was created by a group of female journalists who were sent to cover the World’s Fair in St. Louis, in 1904. Linda Kay, […]

World Press Freedom Day 2012 shows need for women journalists

World Press Freedom Day 2012 shows need for women journalists

Aliya Bashir – WNN Breaking To honour World Press Freedom Day, WNN field journalist Ms. Aliya, Bashir brings us this report on the need for women journalists in the conflict ridden region of Srinagar, Kashmir (WNN/DCMF) Srinagar, Indian Administered KASHMIR: In a place like conservative Kashmir, many are reluctant to speak to male journalists, which […]

Where are the women? Egypt’s revolution one year on

Where are the women? Egypt’s revolution one year on

Lys Anzia – WNN Feature (WNN) Cairo, EGYPT: As the women of Egypt stress concerns over food costs, security, human rights and political exclusion, along with reports of rape and attacks made against those who were publicly protesting throughout the year, the movement of women to push forward is evident in what some say is […]

New Cairo film shows secret burden for those with AIDS in Egypt

New Cairo film shows secret burden for those with AIDS in Egypt

Rasha Dewedar – WNN Opinion   (WNN/CGN) Cairo, EGYPT: In the year following the Egyptian revolution, a new found freedom of expression is breaking the silence about crucial issues in Egypt that were previously considered taboo. A recently released feature film is a practical example of how art in Egypt can be an effective tool in […]

MEXICO: Drug cartel targets woman journalist through online social media

MEXICO: Drug cartel targets woman journalist through online social media

Cynthia Arvide – WNN Features (WNN) MEXICO CITY: In less than two months, two women journalists who covered drug-related violence have been killed in Mexico. Yolanda Ordaz a reporter for the Vera Cruz coastal newspaper “Notiver” and more recently, thirty-nine-year-old María Elisabeth Macías Castro, a reporter for the regional newspaper “Primera Hora”, based in the […]