Tuesday, June 1, 2010

women walk out of positions at al-jazeera?

i really like al-jazeera. i think it's a really good news source(i hate the term "alternative news source") and so i was a bit surprised to read this today: "Al-Jazeera Walk Out"

according to the daily mail, five female newscasters walked out of their anchor positions after the company criticized them for their "clothes and decency."

apparently the women repeatedly appeared on television wearing "make up and not covering their hair" and Al-Jazeera claims "they have the right to enforce a dress code that reflects their spirit and principles."

the women said that their deputy editor in chief made "offensive remarks" about them and their choice of dress.

it'll be interesting to see how this develops.

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