Posts tagged ‘media’

HWHTW’s Top 5 Twitter Favorites! @CTurlington @WFPG @UN_Women @VitalVoices @gaylelemmon

HWHTW is relatively new to Twitter, but totally hooked on its great coverage of women’s issues.  Here are a few favorite tweeters:

@CTurlington – supermodel-turned-maternal health care advocate Christy Turlington Burns (see: Video: Christy Turlington Burns on why Every Mother Counts)  

@WFPG – Women’s Foreign Policy Group (see: Event: “Women’s Political Participation In The Middle East: The Changing Political Landscape”)

@UN_Women – UN Women (see: The UN Gets It Together for Women)

@VitalVoices – women’s empowerment NGO Vital Voices (see: State Department Co-Sponsors Summit to Empower Women Across Asia)

@gaylelemmon – author and activist Gayle Lemmon (see: Greg Mortenson Interviews Gayle Tzemach Lemmon on Amazon)

And, of course, don’t forget @HWHTW!

Who would you add to the list?

July 27, 2011 at 12:07 pm Leave a comment

“Women-run Afghan media offer untold side of story”

Another inspiring story from Afghanistan’s women…

Women-run Afghan media offer untold side of story

By Amie Ferris-Rotman

KABUL, July 5 (Reuters) – Farida Nekzad has faced threats of kidnapping, acid attacks and a plot to blow up her apartment since she founded her first news agency in Afghanistan seven years ago….

But the mother-of-one, whose most recent project is a news agency that spearheads coverage of the problems that Afghan women face, is undeterred. Wakht, or ‘Time’ in Nekzad’s native Dari, is one of a handful of majority female media outlets springing up across a country where women’s voices often go unheard.

Read the full article: http://www.trust.org/trustlaw/news/women-run-afghan-media-offer-untold-side-of-story/

July 11, 2011 at 12:48 pm Leave a comment

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