Changes and Challenges: Women in Newspapers in South Asia

Changes and Challenges: Women in Newspapers in South Asia
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Edited by: Kavitha Shetty
ISBN: 9971-905-99-X
Year: 2006
Pages: 192
Price: US$ 25.00

The list of barriers faced by women wanting to pursue careers in journalism includes stereotypes and negative cultural attitudes, inequity of employment conditions, and social and personal obstacles. In a global environment of denial and discriminations, this book takes a close look at conditions in South Asia, where conservative attitudes are in a state of constant attrition with the recent trend towards economic liberalization, political democratization, and most critically, the glowing media industry. Drawing on the work of an AMIC-UNESCO project, the focus of this collection of essays in on describing the prevailing situation for women in the print media industry, identifying barriers preventing women from pursuing careers in journalism, and examining the social, political and cultural factors that prevent women from rising to senior positions.