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NOV 30: Outgoing NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw was asked on
MSNBC's HARDBALL Monday if the Bush White House has been tough
with the press corps, citing as an example of Dick Cheney
stipulating no NEW YORK TIMES reporters on his trips. |
Brokaw said, "I think they have been too tough.
"The idea that this White House has not given Tom Friedman a long, in-depth interview is astonishing to me. I have had a very good relationship with them, I have gotten to interview the President a lot. I have had access on the phone and other areas and I have been very vigorous in my discussions with them. But no reporter that I know covering national politics and the international policies that are of such great concern today know as much about them as Tom Friedman does and they have completely shut out the NEW YORK TIMES."
|40 million Indian women are missing!|
NOV 29: Mothers, daughters, wives and sisters are gone from
millions of homes in India and they may never be found. Shocking
This is Nobel Laureate Dr Amaritya Sen's astonishing observation - that 40 million Indian women were missing due to domestic and non-domestic violence.
There was little room for doubt, says Oxfam - of the 50 million women who had been reported missing from South Asia, over 80 per cent were Indian.
In India forty per cent of middle class men hit girls in their family. The figure was even more alarming lower down the social chain where six out of every ten women were physically attacked.
Ill-treatment of women in homes could and did take many forms - caning, whipping, flogging, slapping, hitting with shoes and slippers, locking them up in solitary confinement and depriving them of food - it was all part of the continuing circle of violence.
Women were being brutalized in other ways too - marital rape and sexual exploitation was rampant. Indirect forms of abuse included infanticide and foeticide, and deliberate malnutrition to bring about death.
Indian eves are doing nothing to help their own cause, said a survey conducted by the International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW). According to the findings, nearly 72 per cent of women who suffered violence did not seek help as police action could send male family members to jail. Many could not even contemplate lodging complaints against their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers-in-law.