Bangladesh: Gitiara Nasrin on the challenges facing women as journalists

Stine Eckert, Pulitzer Student Fellow

The last decade women have managed to get jobs in traditionally male sectors such as the garment industry and non-governmental organizations, says chair and professor in the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism of Dhaka University, Dr. Gitiara Nasrin, but despite an early start in the mid-1940s of women in journalism in Bangladesh little progress has been made over the past half century. There are a little more in electronic rather than print media, she says, but overall women in media make up less than a quarter of journalists."It's a shame," Dr. Nasrin says and explains the reasons that keep women from working in media.