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Story Publication logo July 22, 2009

Bangladesh: Gitiara Nasrin on the challenges facing women as journalists


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.

Learn more about Stine's project: Bangladesh: The (Un)Power of Women See all Stine's dispatches

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