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TWENTY NINTH EDITION - WOMEN OF COURAGE
5/21/2007 10:25:14 AM

John Elliott and Luella May Welcome You to the Twenty Ninth Edition of

Women of Courage

 

Each week we will honor a woman that has truly made a difference by her contributions, courage, love, and selflessness. Women honored will be chosen from inside AdlandPro, outside AdlandPro, living in the present, and yes, we will not forget those heroines that paved the way for the freedoms we now enjoy.   We will honor women who have shown tremendous courage and fortitude against all odds.

Assisting us in coordinating these awards are four outstanding ladies who are Women of Courage in their own right.

Presenting:

Carla Cash
http://community.adlandpro.com/go/245569/default.aspx

Veronica Davidson
http://community.adlandpro.com/go/vdavidson1972/default.aspx 

Joyce Hyde
http://community.adlandpro.com/go/031849/default.aspx

Pauline Raina           http://community.adlandpro.com/go/301079/default.aspx

Aparna Ganguli         http://community.adlandpro.com/go/blukiwi/default.aspx

Geketa Holman        http://community.adlandpro.com/go/313726/default.aspx

Our Sweethearts of Courage

Shirley Caron http://community.adlandpro.com/go/scaronpoet2005/default.aspx

Michael Caron        http://community.adlandpro.com/go/192260/default.aspx

And Adlands very own man of Courage

John Partington http://community.adlandpro.com/go/114695/default.aspx

WE PRESENT TO YOU OUR TWENTY NINTH

WOMAN OF COURAGE 

May Chidiac is one of the best known faces on Lebanese television.

In September 2005, the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation journalist lost her left hand and left leg as a result of a bomb exploding under the driver’s seat of her car. She believes the attack came as a result of her criticism of Syria’s involvement in Lebanon.

According to reports obtained by the Committee to Protect Journalists, half a kilogram of explosives was placed in Chidiac’s Range Rover. The explosion blew off the driver-side door, which was recovered more than 30 feet away from Chidiac’s car.

May had just hosted a show addressing Syria’s possible involvement in former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri’s assassination and the fears of violence ahead because of the UN report about the investigation.

Following the attack, she spent several months in France recovering from her injuries. She had previously hosted Nharkom Said (Good Day), an LBC program broadcast every Sunday covering subjects such as politics, theater and culture. On July 11, the day before the Israeli assault on Lebanon began, May returned to Lebanon to resume her broadcasting career. She started working again on July 19 at LBC, where she hosts a current events program called Bikol Joraa  every Tuesday.

Despite the violence and ongoing turmoil in her country, Chidiac is known for her upbeat attitude. She began her journalism career at the Voice of Lebanon radio station while studying journalism at the Lebanese University. After a three-year stint with Voice of Lebanon, Chidiac began working for the LBC in 1985.

In October 1990, the Syrian occupation of Lebanon drove the head of the interim government, General Michel Aoun, into exile in Paris. Chidiac moved to Switzerland that year and worked at the Lebanese embassy. She returned to Lebanon at the end of 1991.

Chidiac, who holds a master’s degree in journalism from the Lebanese University, has taught at Notre Dame University in Lebanon and plans to return in October to teach a course in broadcasting and news operation.

In January, Chidiac announced her intention to run for a parliamentary seat left vacant by Maronite legislator Edmond Naim’s death. She later decided against entering the election due to her rehabilitation and to avoid the divisive campaign.

Chidiac was awarded the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize in May 2006.

http://www.iwmf.org/courage/

 

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Re: TWENTY NINTH EDITION - WOMEN OF COURAGE
5/21/2007 10:32:57 AM

Hi Luella May & John,

Thanks for introducing us to another outstanding Woman of Courage such as May Chidiac.  Though I had not followed her story previously, she certainly is an inspiring person, and I will now try to learn more about her as her Career continues.

Thanks Again,

Phil

 

“There may be trouble all around, but I am calling you to a place of peace. Be still and know that I am God. Come to Me, and I will give you wisdom, strength, and grace for everything you face." Psalm 46:10
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Re: TWENTY NINTH EDITION - WOMEN OF COURAGE
5/21/2007 10:34:07 AM

John & Luella May,

This is a very interesting women, thank you for introducing her to us.

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Re: TWENTY NINTH EDITION - WOMEN OF COURAGE
5/21/2007 10:39:43 AM

May Chidiac is a great choice for this award, she's more than just courageous, she's an inspiration to the FREE World via a FREE Press that won't be silenced.

God Bless Ms. Chidiac,

Joe Severa

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Re: TWENTY NINTH EDITION - WOMEN OF COURAGE
5/21/2007 11:01:42 AM

Hi Team.

I have now done a link for May's forum, you can find it here http://community.adlandpro.com/forums/thread/678861.aspx

Best Wishes

John.

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