Ingrid Betancourt, the former Colombian presidential candidate who was kidnapped by rebels in 2002, was given the "Woman of the Year 2008" award by World Awards Media in Austria on Sunday. Before the ceremonies, Betancourt held a press conference where she compared her experience to two cases of Austrian women.

Natascha Kampusch, the other Austrian woman who was locked in a cellar for several years, is starting a new gig as a tv talk show host. "So much has been written about me, and so many people want to know what it's like to be on the other side [of the interviewer's table]," Kampusch said in a press conference with