Challenges of Female Journalists in Bangladesh
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
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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
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Abstract
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.
Keywords
Female Journalists, Challenges, Journalism, Bangladesh
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Md Nurus Safa, Tahera Akter, Challenges of Female Journalists in Bangladesh, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 207-214. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20150305.17
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