AnaZahra brings home the silver as the 2nd most powerful lifestyle website, according to Forbes Middle East 2012 ranking of online media in the Arab world. The site has the declared goal of remaining the 'primary destination for the connected Arabic woman for premium content, continuously serving knowledge and expertise that enriches her daily life.'
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In the wake of recent developments during the Arab Spring and its intense media coverage, a deceivingly straightforward question arose; Where are the women? Although women actually played a pivotal role in every country during its transition period, they were still widely portrayed as “victims” or “sexual objects”, leaving to men the role of the “leader”, the “hero” or the “expert”.
EMHRN’s gender media guide’s ambitious aim is to correct this misconception by bringing to light a more gender balanced media coverage of women in transition countries.
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The website dubbed the Arab woman's ultimate how-to guide, www.anaZahra.com, today unveiled a fresh new look, more in-depth features and a range of new categories (...) Hala Al Gergawi, anaZahra's editor-in-chief, says the portal reflects the aspirations of modern Arab women and empowers them to realise their ambitions.
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A new university course focusing on women, Islam and media has become the first module in the UK to explore honour crimes and arranged marriage. The lectures, offered by the University of East Anglia (UEA), will begin this week, with 15 students having already enrolled. The syllabus also offers to cover veil wearing and how such Islamic traditions are portrayed across film, TV, advertising and other media.
In their own way, Muslim women are very often at the same time covered, hyper-sexualized, muted and reduced to a source of objectification and appropriation. This is at least the view of Erren Arruna Cervantes who reflects on the gendered stereotype of Muslim women in political cartoons. Upon her critical commentary, she asks the rhetoric question about the consequences of the stereotyped depiction.