07/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Noura al-Faiz: First Saudi Female Cabinet Member Bad On Women's Rights?

The appointment of Saudi Arabia's first female cabinet minister was seen as a big step for a country where a strict interpretation of Islam bars women from driving, voting and mixing with unrelated men. But Noura al-Faiz today confounded advocates of greater equality when she said she could not appear on television without permission.

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