Segregation at Muslim and Jewish media organisations
By Iqbal Tamimi
While compiling academic evidence about the prevalence of gender discrimination in media organisations and gender segregation policies, I came across a good number of reported incidents and news articles, which left me with firm belief that the fundamentalist Muslims and fanatics Jews, have so much in common when it comes to gender discrimination.
A story published on September 11, 2012 by “Emilie Grunzweig” on Haaretz newspaper, the reported gender discrimination at “IBA” Radio, Israel’s Broadcasting Authority, which has opened a synagogue for IBA employees. But women employees were shocked to discover that they had no place for them to pray at the synagogue, because it had no women’s section. Being an Orthodox synagogue, men and women cannot occupy the same space during services.