Nowadays, it is a common to witness African-born women with successful careers in Europe. Despite the evident challenges, many have also distiguished themselves in politics. Still, it was not so long ago that such success would have seemed impossible.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Around The Blogosphere 17 Jan 2012
According to information that Global Voices has confirmed via reports from Tehran, Parastoo Dokouhaki, Iranian blogger, journalist, and women's activist was arrested by authorities. Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty say that "Security forces" arrested Dokouhaki at her house in Tehran over the weekend and took away some of her belongings. Other reports say she has been charged with acting against Iran’s national security. RFE/RL's Radio Farda quotes one of Dokouhaki’s relatives as saying that she had not been involved in any journalistic or political activities in recent years. She writes the blog “Zan-Nevesht” and she shares items via Google Reader.