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Arts: Women Journalists and Women's Press: Gulf
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This entry covers the work and status of women journalists in the six Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – and Yemen.

Women's journalism in the Gulf has been subject to structural changes since the 1960s, as individual states launched their own radio and television stations and later exploited satellite broadcasting and the Internet. In general these changes have seen a rising profile for women journalists, often with establishment support. H…

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Sakr, Naomi, “Arts: Women Journalists and Women's Press: Gulf”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 10 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0600c>
First published online: 2009

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