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As the world commemorated International Women’s Day, MBN marked the event by providing special coverage and programming dedicated to the empowerment of women and increasing gender parity, while highlighting women’s aspirations and the social and political challenges they face in the Middle East and North Africa.

Afia Darfur Named Finalist in the New York Festivals

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Afia Darfur’s report, “The Perils of Prosecutors in Darfur,” was named a finalist in the Best Coverage of an Ongoing News Story category at the New York Festivals 2013 awards gala last night. The report, which aired on June 26, 2012, sheds light on the dilemma of appointing public prosecutors to investigate crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in Darfur since 2003. Once appointed, prosecutors face the challenge of little authority and widespread impunity.