Ed Vulliamy | Oct 5 | The Guardian
Rania al-Baz’s popularity as a TV news presenter was always an implicit threat to Saudi Arabia’s repressive, male-dominated culture. But it wasn’t until her husband beat her so badly he thought he had killed her – and she decided to publish the photos of her injuries – that she really shook Saudi society. She talks to Ed Vulliamy about what happened when she dared to challenge the culture of violence against women.
Saudi news presenter Rania al-Baz in hospital after the beating from her husband in 2004. Photo: Getty