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WMC Daily News Brief: Argentina, Obama, Somalia

August 5, 2008

Finally! The UN Gets One Right

Finally! The UN Gets One Right

| August 4, 2008

Last week, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously confirmed Secretary General BanKi-Moon’s appointment for\the post of UN high commissioner for human rights: the distinguished South African jurist Navanethem (“Navi”) Pillay. Women’s rights activists around the world can celebrate. More »

Calling All Women and Minority Media Owners (But Not Too Loudly)

| August 1, 2008

“This is a bit more civilized than usual,” one attendee could be heard saying upon entering the auditorium for the Federal Communications Commission event in New York City on Tuesday. Unlike the emotional collection of media activists, protestors, concerned citizens and artists (some of whom directed hisses and sneers at FCC Chair Kevin Martin) who attended any one of the public hearings held by the commission over the past year, this one featured mostly suits and ties, all of whom coolly assembled without fanfare at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. More »

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WMC Daily News Brief - Cyprus, Pay Equity, Haiti

August 1, 2008

Isabel Allende, Loung Ung and the Power of Memoir

| July 31, 2008

It’s mind-numbing. Four hundred thousand dead and 2.45 million displaced in Darfur; 5.4 million dead in fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 1998; epidemic levels of violence against women and children. With the constant repetition of such statistics of devastation, what can move us to action? More »

WMC Daily News Brief - ABC, Clinton, South Korea

July 31, 2008

Journalists: “We’re Fighting for Survival”

July 31, 2008

WMC Daily News Brief - China, Obama, Iran

July 30, 2008

Making Strides in Politics and Online

| July 30, 2008

Jehmu Greene, a legendary grass roots organizer, plans next to “look laser-like at organizing young women. More »

WMC Daily News Brief - Couric, Sexuality Bias, Baghdad

July 29, 2008