A “Women’s Bureau” At Al-Jazeera International?

The British newspaper The Independent reports that former BBC presenter Shahnaz Pakravan will host an Al-Jazeera International show called “Everywoman,” described as the first program from the Middle East centered on women’s issues. We look forward to a big story on women’s rights in Qatar, the base of operations and funder of Al-Jazeera. In Qatar, according to the State Department human rights report, there is “legal discrimination against women.” For example, ”Traditions and the interpretation of Shari’a restricted activities of women…” and ”The testimony of two women equals that of one man…”