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November 25, 2003

When info fails to stir action. On 19 November, the Israeli army admitted providing misleading information concerning the use of weapons with an "unusually large range of impact" in the assassination of suspected Palestinian fighters on 23 July 2002 and 21 October 2003, thus killing more than 20 civilians. More

Katia Nasser @ 11:36 PM | | TrackBack (0)
Hijab news. Khadija Bin Ghena, established newsreader on Al-Jazeera, read her bulletin on 24 November in the same way she has done for the past five years; except, for the first time, she was wearing Hijab. In both Arab and Western societies few expect a female journalist, to do so, probably due to misconceptions about Muhajjabat (women in headscarfs) - generally perceived as subordinate rather that self-motivated and independent. Ultimately, the issue of Hijab has gone beyond religious and social dimensions, namely in Turkey and Europe, and, as such, it's something that should be discussed at WSIS.
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