Saudi Arabia’s first female editor of national newspaper appointed

Somayya Jabarti, editor, Saudi Gazette

Somayya Jabarti, the new editor-in-chief of the Saudi Gazette

 

 

Somayya Jabarti takes over at helm of Jeddah-based English daily Saudi Gazette following departure of Khaled Almaeena

A woman in Saudi Arabia has been appointed editor-in-chief of a national newspaper, the first female journalist to be promoted to such a public position in a country with an appalling record on women’s rights.

By the Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/17/saudi-arabia-first-female-editor-national-newspaper?CMP=ema_546

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