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Arts: Women Journalists and Women's Press: South Africa
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The South African media landscape is characterized by constitutionally protected freedom of expression, well-developed state, private, and community media, vigorous political debate, tertiary level journalism education, media monitoring mechanisms, growing audiences, and significant journalism awards and fellowships. There are no Muslim presses, though Muslim women are represented in all these sectors. Prominent Muslim women journalists include Zubeida Jaffer, Nura Tape, Nawaal Deane, Khadija Ma…

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Baderoon, Gabeba, “Arts: Women Journalists and Women's Press: South Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 11 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0600e>
First published online: 2009

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