"The Effect of Media on the Global Movement for Women's Rights – focus on Muslim Worlds": A Panel Discussion

Monday, May 9, 2011 at 6:30 pm ET
The Paley Center for Media (25 W. 52nd Street, New York, NY)


Qanta Ahmed, Associate Professor of Medicine, SUNY-Stony Brook; Author, In the Land of Invisible Women
Maha Awad, International Television Host and Producer
Danielle Lurie, Filmmaker, In The Morning
Negar Mottahedeh, Associate Professor, Program in Literature Duke University – Reading Film Fiction
Catinca Tabacaru, Executive Director and General Council, Women’s Voices Now

The Paley Center in partnership with Women’s Voices Now and the Rubin Museum will examine how women in Muslim worlds are using media to illuminate their personal and cultural environments. The panelists will consider what happens to a previously closed society that now confronts the free-flowing information of the Internet, as well as how women are using all types of media to struggle for civil, economic, and political rights. The discussion will also focus on the recent uprisings in the Middle East and the role played by women using social media and the Internet. Before the discussion, several films from different genres will be screened to exemplify the diversity of these women’s response.

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