Tuesday, May 13, 2008

on the progress of Arab women in the media

Muhammad Ayish, Dean of the University of Sharjah's College of Communication, on the future of Arab women in the media - here is an excerpt.

For the next few decades, Arab women, like others in many parts of the globe, are likely to continue to be objectified, commodified and stereotyped in the public sphere. But when we think about the superb endeavours of visionary women leaders in the region such as Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak in supporting women’s empowerment, we can be assured that the true face of the Arabian woman will eventually be visible at the end of this dark tunnel.

A bit depressing that the things he mentioned are standard fare for women in the media ... though it's encouraging to have those things acknowledged.

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