Enas Taleb, an actress from Iraq, has filed a lawsuit against The Economist for using a photograph of her in an article without her permission. The report, titled “The Battle of the Bulge,” was published on July 28th and discussed the prevalence of overweight Arab women. Taleb argues that using her image in the article was misleading and damaged her reputation.
The article went into great detail about how the women in question have a difficult time losing weight because they are always confined to their homes and because poverty has a wide-ranging effect on all aspects of their lives.
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The Babylon International Festival in 2021 is where the image of Taleb was captured. It was titled “Why Women Are Fatter Than Men in the Arab World,” and it was an article. In a later interview with Rasha Al Aqeedi of New/Lines Magazine, Taleb said the following:
“I’ve decided to sue The Economist because of their published cover story. I need financial compensation to compensate for the mental, emotional, and social damage that has been done to me due to this. Together with my legal team, I am currently formulating our next course of action.
The article and the picture used can still be found online, and The Economist has not provided any comment regarding the incident.
What does Enas Taleb think of The Economist’s
Enas Taleb is quoted as saying by the BBC that The Economist used her picture without providing any explanation.
She also stated that the magazine had violated her privacy by not asking her permission before using the image, as they had not questioned whether or not they could use it.
The actress, who is 42 years old, claimed that the picture had also been altered. However, it is not entirely clear why the actress claimed that the picture had been altered digitally.
“People’s love has been directed toward me for a very long time. It was disheartening to discover that an international news outlet had written about me that suggested none of my accomplishments was significant. To me, the only thing that matters is that I am happy with my appearance and that I am healthy.
However, Enas Taleb may not have a lot of grounds to sue The Economist because the picture was obtained from Getty Images, which does not charge a fee for its use. According to the fundamental principles of the Copyright Rules for photographs, the rights to the image belong to the individual who took the photograph.
In this particular instance, Karar Essa was the one who took the photograph of Taleb, which means that he owns the copyright.
However, the Turkish News Agency Anadolu is also listed on the photo’s credit tag on Getty Images; this suggests they may share ownership of the photo’s rights.
According to BBC, Enas Taleb plans to file a claim seeking “compensation for the emotional, mental, and social damage this incident has caused” to her. Even though she might not have a solid case to get paid for using the picture, Taleb still has the option to sue for defamation of character. Taleb has a chance of winning the case if the actress can provide evidence that the picture damaged her reputation.
Who is enas taleb
She began her career when she was 16 years old and was born in Basra, which is located in Iraq. She played the role of Flora in 13 episodes of an Iraqi show called The Shadow Men when she was only 16 years old. The actress played the role of Suad on the television show Manawi Al Basha for a total of 42 episodes between 2000 and 2004. In addition, Taleb is well-known for her part in the television show Lew Kunt Al-Qadi, which aired in 1997.
On Instagram, Enas Taleb has over nine million followers. Her bio reveals that she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and media, most likely from the University of Petra Amman. In addition to that, she is currently employed in the role of “drama consultant.”
One of her most recent films was 2017’s. Also the year it was released (Mako like him). On the other hand, her most recent television work was for 2021. (Escape). It is said that she currently resides in Baghdad.
this article originally posted on Bareilly College.org