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Since 2013, the feminist movement "#everydaysexism" has inspired woman all over the country to stand against woman injustices. One woman in Brazil has decided to take an even bigger approach by creating a street harassment map in hopes to keep the streets of Brazil safe for woman. Brazilian Juliana de Faria, a former victim of street harassment told herself that enough is enough and that her creation will hopefully end "this mindless sport that men play in their head for their own entertainment." Juliana de Faria De Faria told the Telegraph journalist Nisha Lilia Diu that she was taught at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at Global Media News
A Transgender woman in Brazil has been reported of being beaten by military police on April 10, causing major disfiguring to her face. Veronica Bolina's photos of her aftermath reached the internet and went viral not long after. The photo has spread around social networks and a movement has begun for the woman with the hashtag #somostodosVeronica, meaning "We are all Veronica." Victoria Bolina Before and After Shots After viewing before and after photos of Bolina, it is hard to imagine what she was put through. The woman face is so bad that she is almost unidentifiable by appearance. People... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Global Media News
Afghan TV plans to air "Shereen's Law", a controversial feminist TV drama sometime before the end of the year. The show creates big news in Afghanistan as it is a production based on female empowerment. The shows on going against a number of norms for Afghan woman. For starters, the main character Shereen is a middle-aged working single parent of three children. That itself shows shock in an overwhelmingly patriarchal society where most woman take part in a solely domestic life. According to director and writer Max Walker, the show will display women fighting against corruption, harassment, rape, and forced... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at Global Media News
Recent studies have found that users believe social media can have a positive impact in Afghanistan. Surveys developed by Afghan-German Cooperation and ATR Consulting have discovered that social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube are becoming increasingly influential in Afghan society. More than 1,100 participants were surveyed for the study, reigning from the capital Kabul, to the widespread of the six-northeastern provinces Balkh, Badakhshan, Baghlan, Kunduz, Takhar and Samangan. Since the amount of people who have internet access in Afghanistan is very little, ATR recognizes the turnout of participants to be a successful one. According to Wasdam... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at Global Media News
Russia has announced to the public about the availability of patriotic war song ringtones for free download in the hope of boosting morale for Victory Day. The "Horray for Victory" campaign is a propaganda strategy leading up to May 9, which was proposed in order to boost the patriotic spirit and the economy in Russia during its current recession. It started Monday as Russia marked an official holiday known as "Defender of the Fatherland Day" honoring the country's military power. The organizing committee of the campaign announced that cell phone users will be able to text the number 1945 and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at Global Media News
Two members from female Russian punk rock group "Pussy Riot" release a song in English for the first time in their career, addressing a police brutality incident occurring back in July that resulted in the death of an African American man in Staten Island, NY. The song title, "I Can't Breathe" were the last words of 43 year old Eric Garner, as he begged the officers attempting to contain him to let up on a brutal choke hold that led to his death. The incident turned into worldwide news, as the unfortunate event grew notion that the situation sparked from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Global Media News
As technology continues to gradually advance in Nigeria, the influence media plays on its flourishing entertainment industry has increased. Over the years Nigeria has built a reputable film industry, to which the natives of the country regard to as "Nollywood". Since the early 90s, Nollywood has grown rapidly, proof being that the industry is now the second largest. India holds the title of the largest film industry, while the United States trails in third. The music industry alike Nollywood, has also taken off in the past decade, as more Nigerian musicians are recognized internationally. With such great advancement in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Global Media News
As you scroll down the entertainment section of the online Lagos-based newspaper The Vanguard, you can find the majority of stories solely focused on sex. In the entertainment section, the first eight out of ten stories are started with a sexual headline. When noticing this pattern you can think of two reasons for it. Sex sells greatly in Nigeria, or entertainment in Nigeria is a bit shallow. In other words, there just isn't much else to talk about. When scrolling down the entertainment section, you read headlines like, "A Mad Man Grabbed My Bum in Public", or "Men Negotiate How... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Global Media News
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