Tag: Journalism

Zubeida Mustafa: Visionary, Pioneer, and Trailblazer for Women in Leadership

by Katharine Daniels, Executive Editor Post last week’s gains for women in the United States Senate and record numbers of women running for seats in Congress this election cycle, the country and the US media has been aflutter with insight

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A Journalist’s Despair: HIV-Positive Zimbabweans Can’t Access ARVs

By Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – I am always left cursing and depressed and angry after covering assignments where I meet with People Living With HIV and AIDS. (We call them PLWAs here.) Having covered HIV and AIDS issues for

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Macedonian Government Systematically Attacks the Media: Albanian MPs Attack Each Other While Police Beat and Arrest TV Crews

by Natasha Dokovska – Macedonia – A scandal recently occurred at the Macedonian Parliament on September 28th, when the Albanian members of parliament physically attacked each other. Even worse, the fight escalated into a bigger brawl between the police (who

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Mugabe’s Forcible “Clearance” of 2.4 Million of His Own People in Operation Murambatsvina: A Tragic Legacy, Two Years Later

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – My conscience has not let me rest since I last visited the small mining town of Bindura, about 90 kilometers outside Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital. At just about this time of year in 2005, I

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What Landed Haleh Esfandiari in Jail, and Why Did Iranian TV Think The World Would Believe Her “Confession”?

by Patricia Vásquez Managing Editor, The WIP – USA – In the last three days, media sources worldwide, from the BBC and CNN to the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the media arm of the Woodrow Wilson International

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Maher Arar: A Case of Unjustified Government-Sanctioned Torture Continues Into the Present In a New Form

by Imelda V. Abaño – Philippines – TORONTO – “What has happened to me can never be undone!” Even after five years, even after being officially cleared by a prolonged government study, Maher Arar, a Syrian-born Canadian citizen and telecommunications

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Zimbabwean Broadcasting Cameraman Abducted by State Security Agents and Beaten to Death

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – On March 30, 2007 Zimbabwean journalists here woke up to sad and disturbing news: Edward Chikomba, a former cameraman with the government-run Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (the country’s only television station), had been abducted from

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Freedom of Information, a Trademark for a Democratic Society

by Glory Mushinge – Zambia – The procrastination of government over the enactment of the Freedom of Information Bill (FOIB), which gives the public and journalists free access to public information, has ignited concern, with some members of the judiciary

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