Shafique Breaks Out on Pakistan TV

Nazima Shafique has surmounted two forms of discrimination in Pakistan. The 28 year old is one of only four female television news anchors. As a polio survivor, she has beaten the odds against disabled people, saddled by an 80-percent rate of joblessness.

Women in Iran Protest Their Images on State TV

Iranian film may be renowned for its sympathetic, nuanced portrayal of women, but the country’s state television has come under sharp criticism for promoting polygamy as an acceptable practice and reinforcing sexist stereotypes.