Contact: Beverly Jones
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2011
SOTO KOTO TV DEBUTS WEEKLY SHOW ON AFRICAN WOMEN THIS SUNDAY
London, UK March 15 – Soto Koto Tv announced the release of a new, weekly Internet Tv show called “Emancipation of African Women,” to debut Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 16:00/4:00pm London time/(12noon EST U.S.) on the Soto Koto World Culture channel at www.sotokoto.tv.
The debut program features an interview with Halima Bashir, author of "Tears of the Desert." She was tortured and gang-raped for days as punishment for speaking out about an attack on primary school children in Darfur. She was punished for telling people that a group of Janjaweed militia and Sudanese government soldiers had attacked the primary school for girls, raping pupils as young as eight. Her story shines the light on one of many human atrocities that the world must address if we are to call ourselves human.
The series is hosted by Neneh Faye-Khan and features interviews, documentaries, news shorts and other content focusing on topics central to African women’s issues. Programs will cover critical issues such as child prostitution, human trafficking, FGM, HIV/AIDS and other health crises. Khan is a Gambian-born producer and social development expert currently in London.
Though Bashir is in hiding due to death threats, she continues to speak out for herself and others like her. Her plight is well recognized in the international community and despite the illegal and immoral so-called fatwa imposed, she is determined to speak for justice. Bashir and Khan share frank discussions on a variety of topics including life in Sudan, Islamic oppression of women and prospects for the future.
The show will air M-F 16:00/4:00pm London time/(12noon EST U.S.) and will repeat at 4:00am/12midnite. New episodes air on Wednesdays.