Today’s Woman will discuss Stand up to Cancer, a national fundraising campaign aimed at finding a cure for cancer. The next segment will discuss the status of the family protection bill followed by a discussion on recent university demonstrations in Iran that protest the discrimination in entrance exam applications.
News and Views reports that Iran launched its first satellite into space from Plesetsk in northern Russia on Thursday, joining a select club of countries. The Sina-1 satellite will be used to take pictures of Iran and to monitor natural disasters.There’s also coverage of Iran's parliament postponing voting on a bill that would allow men to take additional wives without the consent of their first wife. Polygamy is not practiced in mainstream Iranian society, but the government has pursued amendments to a landmark women's rights bill that would allow multiple marriages.
NaV will wrap-up Secretary of State Rice’s trip to the Middle East, and the broadcast has interviews from inside Iran on the economic situation, and poverty, in that country.
Roundtable hosts Dr. Reza Taghizadeh to discuss global Terrorism in light of 9/11 Anniversary. He’ll join in live from Edinburgh, UK
Late Edition covers the elections in Pakistan. Later there’s a live Sports and Medical report, coverage of last night’s MTV music awards, and a wrap-up of the Venice Film Festival.
Newstalk features a discussion about human rights in Iran and elsewhere with activist Elahae Hicks.