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Women receive 2 abusive tweets every minute: Amnesty International

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San Francisco, Dec 18 (IANS) On an average, women receive an abusive or problematic tweet every 30 seconds, reveals an Amnesty International study on Tuesday that buttresses Twitter’s reputation as a “toxic” platform for women, especially for politicians and journalists.

Women of colour, (Black, Asian, Latinx and mixed-race women) were 34 per cent more likely to be mentioned in abusive or problematic tweets than White women, showed the findings.

Amnesty International said that one in 10 tweets mentioning Black women politicians and journalists in a sample analysed by the organisation was abusive or problematic.

“We found that, although abuse is targeted at women across the political spectrum, women of colour were much morms that have advanced from a total of 104 films in the Documentary Short Subject category for the Oscars 2019.

After the Oscar shortlist was announced here on Monday, Monga posted on Instagram: “Waking up to this shortlist! So proud and so exciting… I am so humbled to be a part of the producing team.”

As for the Foreign Language Film category is concerned, nine films out of a total of 87 films have been shortlisted.

Das said the road to the Oscars may have ended for “Village Rockstars” — about Dhunu, a girl who grows up in poverty and learns to fend for herself, and follows her dream of forming a rock band and owning a guitar — but the journey of the film has been one full of love, hopes and aspirations.

On a positive note, she said: “We will keep our faith alive to keep dreaming.”

Among those out of the Oscar race is Iram Haq’s Norwegian drama “What Will People Say”, starring Indian actors Adil Hussain and Ekavali Khanna.

Ekavali tweeted: “‘What Will People Say’ lost out on being nominated at the Academy Awards, but I am still so grateful that we came so far. Good luck to all the films that have made it to the list.”

The shortlisted titles include “Birds of Passage” (Colombia), “The Guilty” (Denmark), “Never Look Away” (Germany), “Shoplifters” (Japan), “Ayka” (Kazakhstan), “Capernaum” (Lebanon), “Roma” (Mexico), “Cold War” (Poland) and “Burning” (South Korea).

So far, “Mother India”, “Salaam Bombay!” and “Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India” are the only Indian films that made it to the top five in the Best Foreign language Film category at the Academy Awards, but none has won the honour.

The Academy on Monday also announced shortlists for the Documentary Feature, Make-up And Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film and Visual Effects categories.

Nominations for the 91st Oscars will be announced on January 22, 2019, over a month ahead of the Oscars ceremony which is slated to be held on February 24, 2019.


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