Block Her Entry, Keep Her Down and Push Her Out

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dc.contributor.author Melki, Jad P.
dc.contributor.author Mallat, Sarah E.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-21T13:07:43Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-21T13:07:43Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2020-01-21
dc.identifier.issn 1461-670X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/11756
dc.description.abstract This study examines why female journalists in an Arab country continue to be marginalized. It hypothesized that a set of interrelated factors, pertaining to gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and the lack of a legally and socially enabling environment, work together to systematically discourage and block women's entry into the news field, push those who made it out of the profession, and keep those who have endured down and siloed in specific roles away from decision-making and policy-setting positions. The study uses a mixed-methods approach, including a survey of 250 Lebanese, Arab and international female journalists working in Lebanon, qualitative interviews with 26 female journalists, as well as analysis of ownership documents and minutes of board meetings. Findings suggest that structural, institutional and cultural obstacles that have faced women for centuries around the globe continue to operate with potent effects in Lebanon, and by extension in the Arab region. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Block Her Entry, Keep Her Down and Push Her Out en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle Gender discrimination and women journalists in the Arab world en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201508744 en_US
dc.author.department Communication Arts en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journalism Studies en_US
dc.journal.volume 17 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 57-59 en_US
dc.keywords Arab journalism en_US
dc.keywords Arab media en_US
dc.keywords Journalism en_US
dc.keywords Media and gender en_US
dc.keywords Media and sexual harassment en_US
dc.keywords Media in Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Media literacy en_US
dc.keywords News literacy en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2014.962919 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Melki, J. P., & Mallat, S. E. (2016). Block her entry, keep her down and push her out: gender discrimination and women journalists in the Arab world. Journalism Studies, 17(1), 57-79. en_US
dc.author.email jmelki@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1461670X.2014.962919 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4248-1597 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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