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iraqi middle east

Unbalanced: Why Women Won’t Work In Iraq’s Male-Dominated Media

Marriage, weakness, societal pressure and danger: Ask male managers at Iraqi media outlets why more women don’t work there, and those are their answers.

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iraqi middle east

Reporting While Female: ‘Even With Threats, We Are Not Equal’

Senior political correspondent Niyaz Abdallah has been working in Iraqi Kurdistan for over 15 years. She describes the harassment only female journalists have to deal with.

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iraqi middle east

Interview with Hanaa Edwar: We Are Living in Dangerous Times

In Iraq, online trolls deliberately target female activists. These Facebook campaigns have ended in several murders.

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iraqi middle east

In Conservative Karbala, Female Journalists Face Many Challenges

A reporter based in southern Iraq tells tales of everyday discrimination while simply doing her job.

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iraqi middle east

Morality and Media: When Hate Speech leads to ‘Honour Crime’

In some conservative Iraqi communities, women who use social media are seen as immoral. They are often attacked online, and then attacked physically too.

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iraqi middle east

Frontline and Female: Fighting to Face the Islamic State

Female reporters in the northern autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan are just as enthusiastic about conflict reporting as their male colleagues are. But they face many more challenges getting there.