Meet the man steering social media to challenge Saudi ban on women drivers

To challenge Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving, activists got behind the wheel this summer -- and in front of their computer and smart phone screens with a social media campaign. IJNet talked to Ali AlAhmad, a Saudi journalist, researcher and activist about the campaign.

Heba Albiety | August 08, 2011

In India, village women radio broadcasters address gender issues

The moment Rachna, 19, steps behind the microphone she is a changed person. Now a role model for girls in her village, she remembers a time when she was not even allowed to leave the house without a male escort. Today, of course, Rachna's voice is heard in every home in the remote corners of Lalitpur, a district in the impoverished, drought-affected Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh (UP), India's largest state.

Anjali Singh | January 11, 2011

Efforts in Morocco to increase women's engagement in the media

Two organizations are working to narrow the gender gap in the Moroccan media.

بسام سبتي | December 15, 2010

Media alliance in Pakistan aims to address gender inequity

An organization in Swat, Pakistan recently formed an alliance of local journalists with the goal of addressing gender inequity in the media.

Dana Liebelson | November 30, 2010

Women journalists who persist in the face of danger, oppression win Courage Awards

Winners of the 2010 International Women's Media Foundation Courage in Journalism Awards have one thing in common: professional tenacity in the face of incredible odds. The winners include a Tanzanian reporter risking her life to expose the ritual killings of people with albinism, a Colombian reporter investigating a political murder of a journalist and a Tibetan poet and blogger who continues her work while in exile.

Dana Liebelson | October 25, 2010

Women in media in Bangladesh

Women have been doing noteworthy work as journalists in Bangladesh as well as elsewhere during the last decade. But their number in both print and electronic media in our country is less than expected.

Pervez Bubul | August 11, 2010