Back to Professor's Press Pass

A principled refusal 

A prominent American-based journalist refused a Muslim leader’s request to cover her head during an interview. Was that the right call? 

Updated: September 23, 2022
CNN chief international anchor Christiane Amanpour was set to interview Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, but he canceled the interview in New York. Why? Amanpour declined a request made by Raisi’s aides that the journalist cover her head with a scarf during the interview.  Head coverings are mandatory for women in Iran, where Amanpour grew up. […]
To access this content, you must purchase Professor’s Press Pass.