Friday, 15 October 2021

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Anti-headscarf law activist sues Iran in US over harassment

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – An Iranian-American activist famous for her campaign against the Islamic Republic’s mandatory headscarf, or hijab, for women has sued Iran in U.S. federal court. Masih Alinejad’s lawsuit filed seeks monetary damages, alleging that a government-led harassment campaign has targeted her and her family. It also ...

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Riz Ahmed, Jameela Jamil backs out of event awarding Modi

Rizwan “Riz” Ahmed, also known as Riz MC, is a British actor, rapper, and activist. As an actor, he has won an Emmy Award and has received nominations for a Golden Globe and three British Independent Film Awards. Actor Riz Ahmed has pulled out of an event where Indian Prime ...

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Sharmeen wins Eliasson Global Leadership Prize

NEW YORK: Two-time Academy Award winning filmmaker, journalist, and activist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has won the prestigious 2018 Eliasson Global Leadership Prize in recognition of her extraordinary leadership. Her work, as announced by The Tällberg Foundation in New York, is courageous, optimistic dynamic, rooted in universal values and fundamentally global in ...

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Indian journalist shot dead in Bangalore

BANGALORE: A prominent Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh, a senior journalist, activist and anti-establishment voice, critical of Hindu nationalist politics, was shot dead outside her home in Bengaluru last night by attackers who fired seven times at close range. The 55-year-old editor, renowned for speaking her mind, had stepped out of ...

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