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Arts: Women Journalists and Women's Press: Egypt
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This entry examines a case study of Egyptian women in the media. It starts with the early years of the twentieth century in Egypt, which witnessed the rise of a considerable number of women's magazines, most of which did not last long. However, their appearance indicates the development of a woman's perspective. The entry briefly looks at the historical development of women's presses, early feminist expressions, early women fighters, and the women's press in the post-revolutionary era.

Women began to have a social role and cultural importance; for example, al-Riḥāna, issued in 1907 …

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Dabbous, Sonia, “Arts: Women Journalists and Women's Press: Egypt”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0600b>
First published online: 2009



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