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Iranian women’s magazine comes under fire

Shahla Sherkat, one of Iran’s most popular female editors, has been called before the Iranian Press Court. Sherkat was the long time editor and publisher of Zanan, a women’s magazine which was shut down in 2008. Her newest publication, Zanan-e Emruz, was started in May and came under fire by conservative forces even before it ever hit the newsstands. Sherkat has been accused of promoting feminist ideas that are considered un-Islamic. We’ll talk with Norma Moruzzi, a professor of gender and women’s studies at UIC who is working on a book about women’s lives in Iran. (photo: Shahla Sherkat holds the Courage in Journalism Award, which she received in 2005 from the International Womens Media Foundation. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams))

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