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Shows featuring Minky Worden

  • From Saudis to Soccer, Women Make Strides at Summer Olympics, But Are They Pawns of Backward IOC ? Olympics-sarah_attar-1
    One of the many records broken during the 2012 Olympic Summer Games was the number of female athletes participating from the conservative Islamic nations of Qatar, Brunei and Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia only allowed the women to compete after the International Olympic Committee, or IOC, threatened to bar the whole team unless...
    August 10, 2012 | Story
  • Jailed Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo Awarded Nobel Peace Prize Xiabao
    The jailed Chinese human rights activist and writer Liu Xiaobo has been awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for "his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights." Liu was sentenced to eleven years in prison last year after spearheading a petition calling for freedom of assembly, expression and...
    October 08, 2010 | Story
  • China’s Great Leap: Human Rights Watch on the Beijing Games and Olympian Human Rights Challenges Olympictorchweb
    Thousands of protesters turned out in San Francisco to protest the Olympic torch relay and this year’s Beijing Games. Similar protests condemning China’s human rights abuses have attempted to disrupt the torch along its earlier stops in Athens, Istanbul, Paris and London. We speak with Human Rights Watch’s Minky Worden, who is editor of a new book, China’s Great Leap:...
    April 10, 2008 | Story