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Journalists mothers are exposed to many troubles and difficulties. The source of these difficulties is intertwined, on one hand; There are conditions of journalism and its current status in Egypt. On the other hand, the legislative framework that organizes the “journalist mother” work, in parallel with the conditions of gender that shed light on the tasks that society expects women to do or not, and the preemptive provisions that employers give to women, especially married or mother women.
In terms of Journalism conditions; Female journalists face basic career challenges that they have to exposure to with males alike, like daily harassment and violations while carrying out their journalistic work, starting from prevention from coverage, verbal and physical abuse, and sometimes ending with imprisonment. Female journalists are also subjected to arbitrary dismissal, legal accountability and accusations of impersonating a journalist, in the light of ongoing registration crises that journalists face and the difficulty of obtaining the Journalists’ Syndicate ID.