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Arts: Women Journalists and Women's Press: Central Arab States
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A discussion of women's access to the media requires an understanding of the environment in which journalists are forced to work. Given that many developing countries, including those in the Arab world, face strife and economic upheaval, women's media presence often takes a back seat to men's priorities. According to Crosette (2002), “the result is often a surfeit of male-dominated, straightforward event-driven news or superficial political reporting that avoids or brushes aside social and econo…

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Abu-Fadil, Magda, “Arts: Women Journalists and Women's Press: Central Arab States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0600a>
First published online: 2009

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