Women Expert Commentators in the Arab World

Here’s an article published today regarding a searchable directory for Arab Women experts. I am sure this will be very helpful for journalists. 

AmmanNet and the World Association of Christian Communications (WACC) have created a searchable directory for Arab women experts in various development themes, which is now available online at http://www.ammannet.net/look/woman. The Arabic/English directory comes as the fulfilment of a commitment made in Amman in 2006 for gender-balanced news media, according to a statement released by AmmanNet. Journalists and reporters attribute their reliance on men to provide expert commentary on different themes to a lack of knowledge on where to find women able to discuss these themes at a professional level, the statement said.

Men constitute 83 per cent of the experts in the news and 86 per cent of spokespersons, according to research coordinated by WACC in 2005.

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