Hillary Clinton Supports Saudi Women2Drive Movement

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton publicly declared their support Tuesday for a campaign by Saudi women who have been pressuring their government to lift the ban on female drivers. Clinton said the efforts of courageous women, saying he was touched by the campaign. But he also stressed that the U.S. is not interfering with the movement. "These are Saudi women themselves," Clinton said at a news conference in Washington. "They are acting for their own rights."

The outpouring of support came a day after Victoria Nuland, a spokesman for the U.S. Department State, Clinton said he was exercising "quiet diplomacy" and that "the issue of driving up to par" during a recent conversation he had with Saudi Prince Saud.

"I do not ... no one can question the commitment of the Secretary of universal human rights of women, "Nuland said during the press conference in particular." I think she is doing a trial on the best way to support universal human rights for women . There are times when it makes sense to do it in public and there are times for quiet diplomacy. "

Observations on the quiet diplomacy Clinton came after some criticism for the lack of response to a request - with nearly 23,000 signatures - which asked the Secretary of State to show public support for the Saudi woman's right driving. On Tuesday morning, following statements by Nuland, Saudi women driving - a coalition of Saudi women rights activists, bloggers and academics - issued a news release expressing its disappointment.

"For U.S. diplomat to make any public statement on the matter sends exactly the wrong message to the Saudi government and, above all, women in Saudi Arabia," the letter said.

The women - Saudi and foreign-born - not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia due to religious rules are often enforced by the police. No written law prevents women from driving. As a result, the movement Women2Drive - largely driven by social networks - was born, calling for women to drive their own cars on 17 June. Approximately 45 women did on that particular day, documenting its efforts on Twitter and YouTube.

Roger Ebert Defends Controversial Tweet About Ryan Dunn’s Death

Film critic Roger Ebert has taken his blog on the website of the Chicago Sun Times to explain his tweet controversy over the tragic death of Jackass star Ryan Dunn. Admission includes a few regrets, and a concession when they tweet was poor, but Ebert did not retract or apologize for the original tweet ". Friends do not let drinking and driving donkeys" "I offer my condolences to the family and friends, Ryan Dunn, Zachary and Hartwell," he begins, before going on to say: "I also regret that my tweet about the event was considered cruel. The intent was not so cruel. It was intended it was true. "

His explanation says, "I meant exactly what I wrote. I was not calling an idiot Ryan Dunn. In shorthand Twitter, I was referring to his association with" Jackass. "I was clear."

The blog entry will tell the chain of events that led to Twitter Ebert. In one particular passage, Ebert appears torn between justification and guilt:

"I do not know what happened in this case, and was probably too fast for Twitter. That was improper. I know that no one is conducting business in the street at 110 miles per hour, with some estimates - or fast enough anyway, out of a road and fly through the trees 40 meters before crashing. This is especially true if the driver has had three shots and three beers. Two people were killed. What if the car crashed another vehicle? "

Home Tweet Ebert Monday reverberated around the web, drawing the attention of a friend of Dunn and co-star of Jackass Bam Margera, the wrath of celebrity blogger Perez Hilton and supporters causing Dunn to banner page on Facebook Ebert. The Facebook page was removed by Tuesday morning, and later restored.

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