Tuesday, March 08, 2005
Photo source: Kuwait Unplugged
Well done to the 500 or so Kuwaiti women (and men) who showed up at their Parliament yesterday to demand their right to vote. Read the BBC's report or get the insider's view (with lots of pictures) from Kuwaiti bloggers Zaydoun and Ruby Khaja. Their photos are in several different posts, so find their entries dated March 7, 2005.
A happy International Women's Day to all the ladies. (Thanks to SBG for the heads up)
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Thanks Chanad ;)
Shurouq: As to newspapers coverage being disappointing..I am not surprised.
There is something I still can't figure out - after all these years: If thousands of people rally for a cause.. and all the papers decide that they will please their masters and not carry it or give it prominent coverage, does this mean that it didn't happen?
Who cares about what newspapers print?
People talk...People actually think (even though there are restrictions on this now) and there are other avenues of expressing oneself and news coverage.
Long Live the Bloggers! Down Down with the government-controlled and anti-human rights newspapers!
I thought that this demo would get maximum publicity in the Kuwaiti press, given that the leaderships' favourite sport is embarrassing the parliament over it's rejection of women's rights. Although the issue's bad for Kuwait's (and more generally the Gulf's) image, it does allow the leadership to define themselves as the good guys standing up to the salafists.