Discrimination against female journalists discussed [Archives:2005/897/Local News]

November 24 2005

SANA'A- Nov. 21- Under the auspices of the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate (YJS), the International Journalists Union (IJU) and the Danish Movement for Media Development (DMMD), a national conference on discussing the situation and needs of Yemeni journalists was held on Monday.

At the symposium, Dr. Wade'e al-Azazi, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Media, Sana'a University, reviewed a valuable study, which he conducted over the last six months focusing on the situation of press employees in Yemen and the issues related to gender-based discrimination and the challenges that face female journalists compared to their counterparts in the world and male journalists.

The study involved 275 journalists from different media at various parts of Yemen, and included descriptive and exploratory analysis aiming at researching the discrimination phenomenon and shedding light on it. The methodology of the study was described as a well-organized scientific effort for obtaining adequate data on the phenomenon.