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The sixteen Nelson Mandela Annual lecture delivered by the former US president Barrack Obama "Today"#CAP

The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture Series invites prominent people to encourage debate on important social issues. The series is a significant event on the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s calendar and encourages people to enter into dialogue – often about difficult subjects – in order to tackle the challenges we face today. Previous speakers include former US president Bill Clinton, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai and Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. Teh 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, in partnership wif teh Motsepe Foundation, is to be delivered by former US President Barack Obama in Johannesburg. To mark teh centenary of Madiba’s birth, teh lecture’s theme will be “Renewing teh Mandela Legacy and Promoting Active Citizenship in a Changing World”. Teh Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture will, therefore, focus on creating optimal conditions for bridging divides, working across political lines, and resisting oppression and inequality. Teh lecture will take pla…

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Charlize Theron’s Oscars dress badly blurred out on Iranian TV #CAPnews


Charlize Theron’s Oscars gown was blurred out on an Iranian TV channel. Theron, 41, joined Shirley MacLaine on stage in a metallic lamé gown by Dior which showed her bare arms at Sunday night’s ceremony to present the Best Foreign Language Film – but her choice of outfit proved problematic.


The Iranian Labor News Agency gave the actress a ‘turtleneck’ and covered her arms with long black ‘sleeves’ with what looked like the black spray paint tool from MS Paint.
At one point the ‘black clothing’ unattached itself from Theron as she read out the nominees.

When the camera later returned to Theron the black was swapped out for a blurred box across her chest and shoulders.

Anousheh Ansari also fell victim to censors as she accepted the award on behalf of Asghar Farhadi – boycotted the ceremony over President Donald Trump’s travel ban – for The Salesman.
Ansari’s navy gown featured a nude cut out at the top which was blurred as she took to the stage.

My Stealthy Freedom – an online social movement that argues wearing a hijab in public should be a personal choice – shared the clip and branded the censorship “shameful”.

Writing on Facebook they posted: “Another typical example of the Islamic Republic’s fear of naked arms of Iranian women. It is shameful indeed, but that is how the Iranian media outlets based within the country have been covering such events for years.

“At a time when Farhadi chooses an astronaut and NASA scientist to prove a point about human rights not having ‘borders’, the Islamic Republic of Iran does the complete opposite by using Farhadi's wonderful Oscars statement for their own propaganda while blind to the meaning of his point.”


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