Author: Zahra Hankir

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Arab American Heritage Month Review: Our Women On the Ground

April 23, 2020 Uncategorized 2 ★★★★

Arab American Heritage Month Review: Our Women On the GroundTitle: Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World
Author: Zahra Hankir, Christiane Amanpour
Source: Library
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Rating:four-stars

Summary: These essays give a fascinating and varied perspective that made it well wroth the effort required to read it given my minimal knowledge of the Middle East.

This is an incredible collection of essays from a bunch of brave, talented, Arabic journalists. I loved hearing about their professional and personal lives. As the editor described in her intro and as these stories make clear, working as a woman covering the Middle East is a dangerous undertaking. These female journalists work under a ‘double burden’, working in countries that often fail to protect either women or journalists from harassment, violence, and violations of their human rights.
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