Saturday, June 30, 2007

"They're focused on the negative stories, the easy headlines."

A description of how the Canadian media cover Afghanistan. You can read it in, gasp, the Toronto Star. The pity is the story is the the "Living" section.
If all Canadians ever hear or see about Afghanistan are stories of suicide bombings and despair, journalists Jane McElhone and Khorshied Samad say it's time to look through a different lens.

At the June opening of "Voices on the Rise: Afghan Women Making the News" at Alliance Fran├žaise de Toronto on Spadina Rd., co-curators McElhone and Samad unveiled 44 photographs of Afghan women journalists, politicians and human rights activists.

These are the women playing leading roles in the reconstruction of Afghanistan, but their efforts are hidden from the glare of the media spotlight, the co-curators say...
The exhibit is sponsored by the French and Afghan embassies in Canada.


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