AL-RAI AL-AAM: Sanaa weekly, 10-3-98. [Archives:1998/11/Press Review]

March 16 1998

(Independent)   Main Headline:
1- A landmine and a hand grenade were found at a school quadrangle in Aden.
2- A parliamentary legal committee is to investigate irregularities in the sale of the Hadda complex.
3- Wife of detained journalist, Mohammed Sadiq Al-Odaini, calls for his release. Al-Odaini was taken to jail from Thawra Hospital in Ibb on February 21.
4- People’s General Congress office in Dawaan, Hadhramaut, has been closed for the last 4 months due to inefficacy of its officials.
Article Summary:
Women & the Media in Yemen
The Yemeni media largely reflects society’s traditions and customs. Despite the expansion in female education and their participation in the workforce, society in general still views women as inferior. Although declared media policies give a lot of attention to women issues, such policies are seldom fully implemented. Newspapers and TV programs concentrate on fashion, new food recipes, and other frivolous matters at the expense of more serious women’s concerns. Thus, the Yemeni media is distancing women from the social development process.