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Arts: Women Journalists and Women's Press: Turkey
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The media is arguably one of the most “women-friendly” sectors in Turkey. Women journalists in Turkey have continually increased in number, venues of publication, and fields of specialization, ranging between print media and broadcast journalism. But obstacles remain, as the “glass ceiling” in media management leaves women unequally represented.

Women's entry into media professions predates the Republic's foundation in 1923. Following the Young Turk Revolution in 1908, the number of women's magazines grew and a handful of women also started wr…

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Özel, IŞik, “Arts: Women Journalists and Women's Press: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0600f>
First published online: 2009

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