Carving your name: In the world of male journalists

Carving your name: In the world of male journalists

The Express Tribune (with the International Herald Tribune) – Tuesday, 19 April, 2011 ISLAMABAD:In the male-dominated world of journalism, women have to struggle hard to carve a place for themselves and earn recognition. However, there are abundant opportunities out there for the females to showcase their talents. This was said by Firdous Ashiq Awan, Minister […]

How Yemen’s Tawakul Karman Came to Head a Protest Movement

How Yemen’s Tawakul Karman Came to Head a Protest Movement

Aryn Baker with Erik Stier / Sana’a – TIME magazine – Monday, 21 February, 2011 (originally published 16 Feb) Sometimes revolutionaries don’t look the part. Tawakul Karman, Yemen’s most active activist, favors long, loose-fitting gowns and coordinating headscarves. The 32-year-old mother of three looks, well, like a mom. And she acts like one too. Between […]

New, Independent Media Empowering Women

New, Independent Media Empowering Women

Joseph Mayton – WNN Opinion Commentary by WNN journalist and Bikya Masr news founder Joseph Mayton Cairo – All too often, it seems that it’s a man’s world, especially in the Middle East. And even in the world of media, men continue to push the agenda in the direction they see fit. But it doesn’t […]

A Life’s Worth of Living – Witnessing the Life of Foreign Correspondent, Dr. Ruth Gruber, in Her New Book “WITNESS”

A Life’s Worth of Living – Witnessing the Life of Foreign Correspondent, Dr. Ruth Gruber, in Her New Book “WITNESS”

Lys Anzia – WNN Features As award winning foreign correspondent, Dr. Ruth Gruber, reaches her 96th year this year, her new and 19th book is out. The book, “WITNESS – One of the Great Correspondents of the Twentieth Century Tells Her Story,” crosses decades as it speaks of humanity, crisis and rescue. Just released by […]

Feminist Dialogue Circles the Globe with Radio

Feminist Dialogue Circles the Globe with Radio

LYS ANZIA – WNN Features AMARC, the World Assoication of Community Radio Broadcasters is an international NGO for women working in the field of community radio. On January 17-19, 2007, AMARC will be participating in the third International Feminist Dialogues in Nairobi, Kenya. AMARC currently has 110 member countries and almost 3,000 members who are […]

We Want Every Home to Be a Zone of Peace

We Want Every Home to Be a Zone of Peace

Lys Anzia – WNN Features   When Ruth-Gaby Vermot-Mangold says, “We want every home to be a zone of peace. We want all forms of violence to cease,” she means it. Everyone who hears this cry will agree it’s time to do something to help in the world’s peace effort. Yes. Peace is on our […]

Endless Work for a Peaceful World

Endless Work for a Peaceful World

Lys Anzia – WNN Features On March 8, 1960 Eleanor Roosevelt walked shyly into the lecture hall at Brandeis University nodding slowly to each of the hundreds who sat on the edge of their chairs in attendance. After all it was the famous Eleanor Roosevelt, that wife of Franklin, who was sometimes known for upstaging […]

Public Support for Hostage Jill Carroll On the Rise

Public Support for Hostage Jill Carroll On the Rise

LYS ANZIA – WNN Features Jill Carroll is still alive. This is the good news. According to a Feb 10 Christian Science Monitor report, a recent film released by Kuwaiti TV station and Al Rai TV depicts a stronger more determined Jill Carroll. This broadcast was aired to audiences in the Arab language television network […]