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Okonjo-Iweala reacts as Swiss authorities to sanction newspaper over derogatory headline against her




Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Director Normal of the World Commerce Group (WTO), has welcomed the ruling of the Swiss Press Council calling out the Aargauer Zeitung regional newspaper’s headline ‘Grandmother turns into boss of WTO’ as gender biased and sexism.

The headline had generated widespread criticism and condemnations with some describing the newspaper’s headline as alledgedly having racial in addition to gender biased motives.

In her response, Okonjo-Iweala posted on her fb web page, “I welcome the ruling of the Swiss Press Council calling out the gender bias & sexism of Swiss newspaper Aargauer Zeitung for its headline ‘Grandmother turns into boss of WTO’ upon my appointment.

“It’s proper to name out sexism, racism or each whenever you see it!”.

The Swiss Press Council, a self-regulatory media ethics organisation, examined expenses that the newspaper’s alternative of phrases had been motivated by gender discrimination or racial discrimination.

Although, in its ruling issued on final Tuesday, the council mentioned it had not been capable of decide whether or not discrimination on the premise of pores and skin color had performed a task.

The paper had through the barrage of shock apologised, acknowledged that the headline had been “inappropriate and unsuitable”, however that is thought of by many as coming a bit too late since damages have already been finished.

Dr. Ngozi Okunjo-Iweala from Nigeria, in March this yr grew to become the primary girl and African to steer the World Commerce Group after serving for over twenty years on the World Financial institution and as finance minister in Nigeria.

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