Women’s Rights

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Hamisha Bahar

Taliban shuts down Afghan broadcaster Hamisha Bahar over mixed-gender journalism training 

New York, August 3, 2023—Taliban authorities must stop their relentless crackdown on the media in Afghanistan and allow private broadcaster Hamisha Bahar Radio and TV to continue its work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On Sunday, July 30, about 20 members of the Taliban provincial police raided the office of Hamisha Bahar Radio…

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‘I thought about the efforts and struggles of two decades… and cried’

The founder of a news agency dedicated to covering the lives and concerns of Afghan women on how female journalists are still reporting the news In November 2020, I decided to create an Afghan news agency run by and for women—an online news service that would counter the prevailing patriarchal norms of Afghanistan. The news…

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A Saudi woman gestures as she sits in a car during a driving class at a university in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on March 7, 2018. Saudi security forces detained blogger Eman Al Nafjan alongside six other people associated with the women's rights movement who have campaigned for an end to the ban on women driving, according to reports. (Reuters/Faisal Al Nasser)

Saudi blogger Eman Al Nafjan detained

New York, May 22, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over the detention of Eman Al Nafjan, a Saudi blogger who writes about women’s issues, and urges the country’s authorities to confirm her whereabouts and release her immediately.

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