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First Female Network News Anchor Dies

Trailblazer Marlene Sanders was 84

(Newser) - Marlene Sanders, a veteran television journalist for ABC and CBS News at a time when relatively few women did that job, has died of cancer. She was 84. Sanders was a producer for the late Mike Wallace in the early stages of his career. She wrote, reported, and produced news... More »

Journo Beaten After Dissing Ukraine Minister

Anti-government protesters call for minister's resignation

(Newser) - A female journalist was battered and bloodied in an "ambush" in Ukraine yesterday, hours after she published a report on the interior minister's opulence—in just the latest attack on anti-government protesters, the New York Times reports. Tetyana Chornovil, 34, was driving home outside the capital of Kiev... More »

Freed Reporter Describes Syria's Secret Prisons

Dorothy Parvaz heard beatings 'almost around the clock'

(Newser) - Dorothy Parvaz emerged from her stay in a Syrian detention center more or less unscathed, mostly because the guards there would not beat or torture women—but others weren’t nearly so lucky. When Parvaz first arrived at the prison, she was taken handcuffed and blindfolded to a courtyard, where... More »

Al-Jazeera Journalist Held in Mideast for 19 Days Freed

Dorothy Parvaz was detained in Damascus then sent to Iran

(Newser) - An al-Jazeera journalist has safely landed in Qatar, having been released by Iranian officials after being detained in Damascus last month. Al-Jazeera confirms that Dorothy Parvaz is "safe and well and back with us in Doha. She has been in contact with her family, and we are with her... More »

Lara Logan on Egypt Assault: They Were 'Merciless'

CBS reporter discusses attack for first time in interview

(Newser) - CBS reporter Lara Logan is determined that the sexual assault she endured in Egypt's Tahrir Square will not "define" her, she tells the New York Times . She will talk more about the attack on Sunday's 60 Minutes, then stop giving interviews about it. The details are rough:... More »

Logan Has 'Broken That Code of Silence'

Female journalists have suffered abuse for years, writes Kim Barker

(Newser) - Journalist Kim Barker was covering a jubilant demonstration in Pakistan in 2007, with thousands cheering for the country's chief justice, when the crowd turned on her, groping her relentlessly. She only escaped because the chief justice saw and let her take shelter in his car. "I knew other female... More »

Why Lara Logan Went Back to Egypt

CBS correspondent returned after arrest by military; 'it is in my blood'

(Newser) - CBS correspondent Lara Logan, who was beaten and sexually assaulted by a mob in Cairo last Friday, is recovering and could leave the hospital to be reunited with her two young children as soon as today, sources tell the Daily Beast. Logan, who had been arrested and interrogated by the... More »

Pregnant al-Jazeera Scribe Rips 'Humiliating' Strip Search

Refuses to remove bra after she strips down to slip

(Newser) - A furious pregnant Arab journalist invited to an Israeli foreign press conference is slamming aggressive security guards who made her strip down to her slip, then demanded she take off her bra. The Foreign Press Association is filing a complaint over the incident. "While we appreciate the need for... More »

Ines Sainz Controversy Shouldn't Be One

And shame on you, Rush Limbaugh and Keith Olbermann

(Newser) - The dumb controversy over Mexican reporter Ines Sainz being subjected to the "juvenile conduct" of some New York Jets should have ended when the team owner apologized, writes veteran sports columnist Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post . It didn't, and Sainz—who deserves part of the blame for keeping... More »

Female Saudi Journalist Gets 60 Lashes for Sex Show

During episode, man boasted of conquests

(Newser) - A female Saudi journalist has been sentenced to 60 lashes for her involvement in a TV show that featured a man detailing his sexual conquests. The court also banned Rosanna Al-Yami from leaving the country for two years, sources tell CNN. She is believed to be the first Saudi journalist... More »

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