Palestinian anchor sues US-based channel for anti-hijab discrimination
A Palestinian journalist and broadcaster has filed a lawsuit against the US-basedAl-Hurratelevision channelfor discrimination, reports confirmed, after she was allegedly rejected for an anchor position because shewears a hijab.Raeda Hamra said she was prevented from taking part in a pilot anchor test for the Arabic-languagechannel two years ago because the channel allegedly "did not want a veiled woman on screen".She soon filed a complaint and is expected to present her case to a US court in the coming weeks, according to Arabi21.The case dates back to 2018 after Jordanian media worker Nart Bu...
Armed men board vessel in Gulf of Oman
Armed men boarded a vessel at anchor in the Gulf of Oman on Tuesday, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) said.“The vessel is now reported to be at anchor approx. 3nm (nautical miles) off Ras Al Kuh, in the vicinity of 25-48N 057-14E,” the emailed advisory notice said.UKMTO added it was monitoring the situation and advised all vessels in the vicinity to stay vigilant and to report any incidents.Maritime security firm Dryad Global said a Hong Kong-flagged vessel had been at anchor waiting to approach Jubail in Saudi Arabia.“At 12:48 UTC the vessel was shown to be underway toward...
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Breaking news and barriers: South Korea's first female anchor
Seoul (AFP) - Under gleamingly bright studio lights, Lee So-jeong reads straight from a teleprompter, rehearsing her lines ahead of the primetime newscast for South Korea's national public broadcaster, KBS.Five times a week, she is beamed into living rooms across the country leading its "News 9" bulletin, after she broke into a decades-old boys' club in a society that is technologically and economically advanced, but still culturally male-dominated.South Korean television news broadcasts have long followed the same format: a serious-looking older male anchor announcing the day's major developm...
CBS denounces threats against anchor over Kobe Bryant story
Washington (AFP) - The president of CBS News on Sunday denounced as "reprehensible" a comment by famed rapper Snoop Dogg that appeared to threaten a news anchor over an interview about late basketball star Kobe Bryant.Bryant died, along with his daughter and seven other people, in a helicopter crash on January 26 in California. Since then, references to a 2003 sexual abuse allegation against him have drawn a furious reaction from fans.Snoop Dogg's harangue on social media followed an interview that Gayle King, anchor of "CBS This Morning," had about Bryant with Lisa Leslie, a former star playe...
From Fox anchor to UN envoy, a meteoric rise for Heather Nauert
Washington (AFP) - Less than two years ago, Heather Nauert was working as an anchor on Donald Trump's favorite news show, "Fox & Friends."Her rise since then has been stunning. Trump has now named her as his pick to become America's voice and face at the United Nations.After Trump was inaugurated as president in January 2017, Nauert became -- with no experience in government, foreign policy or politics -- the spokeswoman at the State Department.When Trump fired media-shy Texas oilman Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state in March via tweet -- their relationship by then bordered on poisonous ...
Princess Cruises next ship to lift anchor in 2020
New details have been released on Princess Cruises' latest ship: Enchanted Princess. Set to lift anchor in 2020, the cruise liner will transport up to 3,660 passengers on a summer European itinerary for her maiden voyage. Construction of the 143,700-ton ship will take place at the Fincantieri Monfalcone shipyard in Italy. Ship highlights include a European-style Piazza, inspired by public squares in Italy and France where roving street performers and buskers will entertain guests, and glass elevators that will offer panoramic views of the ship, Vegas-style casino and original music production...