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Day: October 23, 2005

Teens Protest Radio Station Formats

Teens Protest Radio Station Formats

Teens are banding together to gets some changes in Bay Area radio stations and the content of the music they play. 50 teenagers set out for the Clear Channel headquarterses to show their discontent. Their protest focuses on two radio stations with urban music formats. They don’t have anything against the format, just the negative subject matter of the music played. The Youth Media Council is comprised of about 20 organizations including La Pea Cultural Center, Media Alliance, Youth Movement…

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Mukhtar Mai Honored At Home and Abroad

Mukhtar Mai Honored At Home and Abroad

In 2002, 30 year old Mukhtar Mai of Meerwala, Pakistan, was gang raped near her home in Pakistan. The rape was ordered by the village council as retribution for her 12 year old brother’s alleged affair. In addition to the rape, she was paraded naked throughout the village. Mai was expected to take the punishment meted out for her brother’s trangression in complete silence. Mai was one of 151 women gang raped in Pakistan that year. The majority of the…

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