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Woman journalist hails “greater press freedom” in Kuwait

MADRID, Kuwaiti women journalists were among the first in the Arab region to enjoy freedom of the press, said a Kuwaiti journalist on Monday.

Back when press freedom had eluded many countries around the region, freedom of the media was thriving in Kuwait, Rabaa Al-Jumaa, a member of the Kuwait Journalists Association (KJA), told KUNA after a conference over women and journalism held in the northern Spanish port city of Santander.

She pointed out that gender disparity continues to be a “growing concern at a time where information and smart technologies have grown exponentially.” The Kuwaiti journalist went on to encourage women to continue to break barriers and lead by example to ensure a brighter future, citing KJA chief Fatma Hussein as the epitome of an influential journalist whose contributions stand the test of time.

“Arab societies need to re-evaluate the increasingly significant role of women,” she said, adding that she plans to foray into humanitarian endeavors through her journalistic prowess.

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)-hosted conference brought together a bevy of prolific journalists to examine gender parity in the field of journalism.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

Health Care

Woman journalist hails “greater press freedom” in Kuwait

MADRID, Kuwaiti women journalists were among the first in the Arab region to enjoy freedom of the press, said a Kuwaiti journalist on Monday.

Back when press freedom had eluded many countries around the region, freedom of the media was thriving in Kuwait, Rabaa Al-Jumaa, a member of the Kuwait Journalists Association (KJA), told KUNA after a conference over women and journalism held in the northern Spanish port city of Santander.

She pointed out that gender disparity continues to be a “growing concern at a time where information and smart technologies have grown exponentially.” The Kuwaiti journalist went on to encourage women to continue to break barriers and lead by example to ensure a brighter future, citing KJA chief Fatma Hussein as the epitome of an influential journalist whose contributions stand the test of time.

“Arab societies need to re-evaluate the increasingly significant role of women,” she said, adding that she plans to foray into humanitarian endeavors through her journalistic prowess.

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)-hosted conference brought together a bevy of prolific journalists to examine gender parity in the field of journalism.

Source: Kuwait News Agency