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February 17, 2010

Tina Brown: New summit to showcase women around the world

Posted: 06:27 PM ET

By Tina Brown via TheDailyBeast.com

One of the most exciting parts of my job as editor of The Daily Beast is the way we can respond so quickly when our emotions are stirred. Since our launch in October 2008, The Daily Beast has been a place where stories about the impossible lives of women in countries around the world—places that rarely attract more than fleeting coverage—are covered with the same intensity we bring to American news.

When we read that a 12-year old Pakistani maid had lived the life of a virtual slave until she was murdered by her rich employer, we ask our Pakistan correspondent Fatima Bhutto to explain a culture that can tolerate abusive child labor in elite circles. When we hear that three celebrated women’s movement leaders died in the Haiti earthquake, we ask Bernice Robertson, the International Crisis Group’s representative in Haiti, to tell us who they were and who will now fight to improve the lives of women in a reborn Haiti. When we watch video clips of the brutal crackdown in Iran's streets during the Green Revolution last June, we are among the first toreport on the extraordinary leadership role Iran's women are playing in the struggle for democracy.

Now, I’m thrilled to announce The Daily Beast will be producing a compelling live event that focuses in depth on powerful human stories about women. We will showcase leaders on the frontlines working on innovative solutions to challenges ranging from sex slavery to girls’ education in the developing world to women caught in the violence of war zones.

(Read More from The Daily Beast HERE)

Filed under: Larry King Live • Tina Brown


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T J Harper   February 17th, 2010 7:45 pm ET

Larry:

Your interview with Bill was right to the point with reference to the Democrats. They should stand up to the Republicans and go with the Senate health bill . The Republicans have become the party of obstructionsist. Cheney is way off base.

Ted.


aliou Florida   February 17th, 2010 10:10 pm ET

Larry,

Leave Tiger alone. Why has everyone else forgotten about David lederman's infidelities on the job and now everyone is focusing on Tiger's out of work private business?

Who are all of you there and in any sort of media that you say he owes you jack?

If I was Tiger, I would not say a thing to anyone. How I solve my infidelity in my family, that too, I would close the door on it.

The public and media in this affair behave like crabs in a basket, always trying to drag each other down.

Many people are envious of Tiger and those envious souls wouldn't rest until they completely ruin him. This is a guy who worked as hard, if not more than anyone for his billions. Leave him alone.


aliou Florida   February 17th, 2010 10:13 pm ET

Dems have shown us that they are too nice to rule this country. They just can't stand up to the bullies on the right. It's time a "real man" comes in to the discussion. It would either be the President or Pelosi or Reid.


John H   February 18th, 2010 12:27 am ET

Excellent idea! I look forward to to her live event and would be interested in knowing where I can look for it. I hope that while researching these individuals, that Tina will also include women who she disagrees with or disapproves of. I would hate to see her program turn into just one more probram with a bias and agenda that will uplift some women and denigrate others.


A. Smith, Oregon   February 18th, 2010 1:12 am ET

Tina Brown, I look forward to your in depth coverage on women's plight around the world. I sincerely hope you focus on the horrific plight of women born into the Muslim religion and the dreadful choices which are taken away from them and the terrible choices that are forced upon them and their children if they remain in the Muslim religion in a Muslim ruled country.

The shattered, tortured, beaten and bruised Muslim women that have accepted refuge in many of the Hindu homes in India is largely ignored and very under reported to those here in the West. Muslim men routinely harass websites that even post their stories and photos for the world to see what horrors they were subjected to.


Jessie from Auckland, NZ   February 18th, 2010 3:38 am ET

Yes, some women have to put up with a lot. My sympathies are with them wherever they may be in the world.

The Daily Beast will be one of the voices for suffering women around the world and will bring attention to their plight and possibly help them. Bravo.


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