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Saudi journalist says male guardian is her "greatest supporter"

In response to a Human Rights Watch’s report on the oppressive policy of male guardianship in Saudi Arabia, one of the first two Saudi women to graduate from Columbia Journalism School has spoken up in defense of her country’s women, arguing that it’s important “to realize that not all Saudi women are the same.” In an article for TIME magazine, multimedia journalist Jasmine Bager wrote that while Human Rights Watch “highlighted some legitimate concerns about the way some Saudi women are being handled by male guardians,” her male guardian “has always been my greatest supporter.” Bager’s male guardian is her Makkah-born father. 190 more words

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Human Rights Watch Tells Greece to Stop Jailing Refugee Children

By Mary Harris

Jul 20, 2016

Human Rights Watch, a rights group concerned with the refugee crisis, called on Greece to stop holding… 269 more words

Selective omission: the world according to Ben Norton

We’ve been acquainting ourselves with Salon’s enfant terrible Ben Norton, a cherubic-looking enemy of America, Israel, and “neoliberalism” and ardent enthusiast for Islam and socialist economics. 589 more words


Turkey: a Staged Coup?

With Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan purging the country of any opposition to his authoritarian rule, and moving closer to becoming Turkey’s supreme leader, many suspect his involvement in the failed coup. 360 more words


Video reveals the cruel reality of Saudi Arabia's male guardianship system

A short animated video that criticizes Saudi Arabia’s male guardianship system and calls for the end to the practice has gone viral on Facebook after being published by Human Rights Watch. 356 more words

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Journey into the Heart of Reality

The Syria Times

It has indeed been an honor for the Syria Times Online Newspaper and its Editor-In-Chief to receive Eva Bartlett, a close friend of mine and co-founder and member of the Steering Committee of the Syria Solidarity Movement ( 1,094 more words


“I Was Sold”. Abuse and Exploitation of Migrant Domestic Workers in Oman

The report, “‘I Was Sold’: Abuse and Exploitation of Migrant Domestic Workers in Oman,” documents how Oman’s kafala(sponsorship) immigrant labor system and lack of labor law protections leaves migrant domestic workers exposed to abuse and exploitation by employers, whose consent they need to change jobs. 80 more words

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