Hero from Tehran

In a world where religious fundamentalists are taking power in Egypt and threatening the people they govern in Iran, some brave women have stepped forward to confront them. Iranian-born actress Golshifteh Farahani is one of these women. Her determination to stand up for women’s rights in light of the outrageous actions taken by theocratic regimes … More Hero from Tehran

Meet the insurgents

Al-Jazeera released an excellent documentary this month on the conflict in Pakistan’s Balochistan Province. In it, one of the network’s journalists is given rare access to some of the commanders and key fighters of the groups that make up the insurgency…including one who identifies himself as “Baloch Khan.”   I watched this documentary after writing … More Meet the insurgents