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.
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.
In Iraq, online trolls deliberately target female activists. These Facebook campaigns have ended in several murders.
A reporter based in southern Iraq tells tales of everyday discrimination while simply doing her job.
In some conservative Iraqi communities, women who use social media are seen as immoral. They are often attacked online, and then attacked physically too.
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.