Humanities and Social Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages: 207-214
Received: Sep. 22, 2015;
Accepted: Oct. 7, 2015;
Published: Oct. 20, 2015
Views 4896 Downloads 103
Md Nurus Safa, The School of Journalism and Communication, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China
Tahera Akter, School of Management, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China
Journalism is a challenging profession in Bangladesh where female were less encouraged to be a journalist. In recent time Bangladesh is encouraging her women to work outside of home. A significant number of women are involved in journalism. They are contributing to the society for economic prosperity and changing the attitude towards the development concept and process. A salient change has come into the social attitude which is symbolized by women’s advancement in journalism sector. These contributions also are paving the way for female and human emancipation. So it is important to find out what are the challenges that women journalist’s face in their professional environment. The study has taken a survey of 100 female journalists from television, newspaper and online media of Bangladesh. The study has taken 6 in-depth interviews from media critics. The female journalists recognized stereotyped attitudes, unreasonable treatment, harassment by male colleagues and job insecurity as the common reasons that make them to give up the profession.
Md Nurus Safa,
Challenges of Female Journalists in Bangladesh, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Vol. 3, No. 5,
2015, pp. 207-214.
Abraham, Amrita. (1988). Asian women journalists take stock. Economic and political weekly, 23(32), 1616-1617.
Ahmed, Shafi et al. (2001). One Decade of Women Leadership in Bangladesh. Alochona Magazine, Retrieved from URL: http://www.magazine.alochona.org.
Bayard, Mary temple. (1893). Women in Journalism. In worlds congress of representative women, Chicago, 435-37.
Bogdan R., Taylor, S., J., (1984). Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods: The Search for Meanings. John Wiley Publishing, 2nd edition: 68.
Brace Ian. (2004). Questionnaire Design: How to Plan, Structure and Write Survey Material for Effective Market Research, Kogan Page Ltd: Londons.
Bangladesh: Unfair treatment discourages women in journalism. (2003). Retrieved march 11, 2014, from http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=5711.
Bangladesh: women journalists say “No” to discrimination and demand more protection. Retrieved June 9, 2014, from http://www.article19.org/resources.php/resource/37583/en/bangladesh:-women-journalists-say-%E2%80%9Cno%E2%80%9D-to-discrimination-and-demand-more-protection.
Chepesiuk, Ron. (2004). Working as a women journalist in Bangladesh. Retrieved november20, 2014, from http://archive.thedailystar.net/2004/06/14/d406141501214.htm.
CNC report. (2013). Bangladesh Women in Journalism. Retrieved October 27, 2014, from http://en.cncnews.cn/news/v_show/31289_Bangladesh_Women_In_Journalism.shtml.
Eckert, Stine. (2009). Bangladesh- A Women in Power and Powerless women? W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.
Fabrigar, L. R., Wegener D. T., MacCallum R. C., Strahan E. J. (1999). Evaluating the Use of Exploratory Factor Analysis in Psychological Research. Psychological Methods, 4(3), 272 – 299.
Galhotra, Sumit. (2013). CPJ Asia program Research. Retrieved January 12, 2015, from http://cpj.org/blog/2013/08/bangladesh.php.
Huberman A. M., Miles M. B. (1984). Qualitative Data Analysis: A Source Book of New Methods. New bury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
I, Lakatos. (1970). Falsification and the Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes. Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge, Cambridge UP, 91-196.
International Federation of Journalists. (2009). Getting the Balance Right: Gender Equality in Journalism. Belgium. Retrieved April 20, 2015, from http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/files/28397/12435929903gender_booklet_en.pdf/gender_booklet_en.pdf
J, Berry. (1980). Introduction to Methodology, The hand Book of Cross-cultural Psychology. Allyn & Bacon, Inc, Boston, MA. 2: 1-29.
Johnson, D. E. (1998). Applied Multivariate Methods for Data Analysis. Brooks\Cole Publishing Compan, Pacific Grove, CA.
Kline, P. An Easy Guide to Factor Analysis. Routledge: London.
Leedy, P. & Ormrod, J. (2001). Practical research: Planning and design (7th ed.).
Lutes, Marie, Jean (2008). Front- Page Girls: Women Journalists in American culture and Fiction. The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, 41(1), 124-126.
Leedy, Paul D. and Jeanne Ellis Ormrod (2001). Practical Research: Planning and Design (7th ed.). New Jersey: Merrill Prentice Hall.
Marzolf, Marion. (1979). A history of women journalists. Signs, 4(4), 782-783.
R., K., Yin. (1984). Case Study Research: Design and Methods. Beverly Hill, CA: Sage Publication, 91.
Seelhoff, Cheryl Lindsey. (2007). A Chilling Effect: The Oppression and Silencing of Women Journalists and Bloggers Worldwide. Off our backs a women’s news journal, 37(1), 18-21.
Seelhoff, Cheryl. (2007). Confronting the Religious right. Off our backs, Women and fundamentalisms issue.
Seshu, Geeta. (2014). The stories women journalists tell women in media in south Asia. South asia media freedom and solidarity project (SAMSN).
The Daily Star. (March 14, 2015). Female journos can play big role in fighting graft: TIB boss. Retrieved May 10, 2015, from http://www.thedailystar.net/city/female-journos-can-play-big-role-fighting-graft-71063.
Wijngaard, Den, Van, Rian. (1992). Women as Journalist: Incompatibility of Roles? Africa Media Review, 6(2).
Wade-Gayles, Gloria. (1981). Black women journalists in the south. Callaloo, 11(13), 138-152.
Weiss, Jessica. (2010). What challenges face female journalists in your region? Retrieved from http://ijnet.org/community/groups/10189/what-challenges-face-female-journalists-your-region.
Women in Media. (2010). Retrieved from http://archive.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=149785.