The detainees spent two months in prison and were incarcerated by the Sindh police due to not having legal documents.
Since the Taliban’s August 2021 takeover of Afghanistan, they have ratcheted up restrictions on women and girls as the group consolidates power. These restrictions include limitations on employment, education, public interactions and other fundamental rights such as access to justice. These restrictions have only tightened over time with increasingly draconian enforcement — the latest being public floggings that harken back to the Taliban’s 1990s rule.
As journalists and local news organizations, we have recognized over the past few years that we have too often lost touch with the basic civic information needs of our communities. It is difficult for citizens to engage with either news media or government without the fundamental information they need to participate.
ON THE MEDIA | Nancy Pelosi’s Daughter Makes Awful Documentaries Fawning Over the Establishment – Jacobin
Why have you probably never heard of her? One possible reason is that her films are consistently, stupefyingly awful — boring, self-serving, dealing...
ON THE MEDIA | Rosa Park was not a little old lady who was tired that one day on the bus, it’s just so inaccurate – The Monitor
Rosa Parks was taking testimony from women who’d been raped … she would travel around the country doing that. It just really changes your take on her … Rosa Park was not a little old lady who was tired that one day on the bus, it’s just so inaccurate.
ON AFGHANISTAN, ON MIGRATION | Afghan Women Refugees Harrowing Journeys to Europe – Inter Press Service
Women escaping from the increasingly restrictive Taliban regime in Afghanistan find their journeys to freedom are fraught with dangers. This week the Taliban banned women from universities. They are increasingly forced to remain at home.
When tens of thousands of Europeans had to flee the horrors of two World Wars seldom, if ever, did anyone classify them as “illegal” migrants.
ON AFGHANISTAN, ON MIGRATION | Tens of thousands of Afghan allies were left behind. Why have so few reached US safety? – USA Today
A year after the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan, tens of thousands of allies are struggling to reach safety. The US Congress needs to pass the Afghan Adjustment Act now.
ON AFGHANISTAN, ON MIGRATION | Jack McCain: Congress should keep our promises to our allies by passing the Afghan Adjustment Act
Jack McCain: Congress should keep our promises to our allies by passing the Afghan Adjustment Act
ON AFGHANISTAN, ON MIGRATION | Afghan Allies Still Need America’s Help – The Wall Street Journal, Editorial Board
The U.S. has a moral obligation to do what it can to mitigate the harm of Mr. Biden’s catastrophic withdrawal, and passing the Afghan Adjustment Act would be a good start.
ON MIGRATION, ON THE MEDIA | In a New Documentary, Refugees Reclaim Their Narrative, from Hyperallergic
Refugees of the Moria camp in Lesvos, Greece are behind the camera in the film Nothing About Us Without Us.
One of the pressing complaints about Western journalism is that traveling reporters drop into the scene where a story is unfolding, tell only a fraction of it, and jet off to the next destination chasing another lede. Marginalized people seeking media coverage also sometimes find themselves at the mercy of journalists who lack cultural context in their reporting, resulting in clickbait headlines that reinforce problematic stereotypes.
ON MIGRATION | Change the Narrative, Change the World: The Power of Immigrant Representation on Television
Define American, with USC Norman Lear Center’s Media Impact Project, presents our third television impact study.
We looked at the portrayal of immigrant characters on 79 scripted television shows that aired between July 2020 and June 2022 and surveyed viewers on how four immigration storylines shaped their attitudes toward immigrants in the real world.
The findings? Immigrant representation on television has shifted in important ways — both positive and negative — since 2020.