This week I’m joined by Aida Alami, a journalist and contributor to the book Our Women on the Ground, Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World. Aida returned home to Morocco after completing her journalism studies in the United States and contributes to The New York Times, Middle East Eye and Al Jazeera. While she also works abroad, here in Morocco she reports on issues that give a voice to those who may not otherwise be heard, namely women’s rights and migrants.
I received a copy of Our Women on the Ground, edited by Zahra Hankir, just days after returning from Israel and Palestine and spent the next few days reading the captivating tales the women contributors told about their experiences reporting from their home countries. Reading the essays by the 19 female journalists, I realized how different the experience would be for women reporting in this part of the world versus in Canada where I’m from and have worked in public relations newsrooms. The essays are gripping and transport readers to the heart of the lands some of us only hear or read about in the news.
Buy a copy of Our Women on the Ground: Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World online or at your favourite bookstore.
Read more of Aida’s published worked on: http://www.aidaalami.com/.
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