Tonight, the International Women's Media Foundation will hold its annual Courage in Journalism Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, honoring three women journalists for their courageous reporting and presenting its Lifetime Achievement Award.
"The Abortion Wars" is journalism as it was meant to be. And what a shame that because of the anti-Arab prejudices in North America that one of the world's finest news outlets is confined to online viewers here in the USA while the rest of the world watches Al Jazeera on TV and cable.
Despite the hazards that have threatened her life and the life of her family, Parisa Hafezi, bureau chief for Reuters in Iran, has fought efforts to censor reporting and has battled against tough restrictions on women in the media.
At least 18 newspapers have shuttered all their foreign bureaus in the past decade. Many news outlets simply don't have the money and manpower to populate foreign bureaus these days, but that does not mean that foreign stories can't be told.