Saturday, April 20, 2024

Topic: Ghazala Ahmad

Journalism student denied position at media portal because she wore hijab

"As a journalist, I believe in the ethics of respect and inclusivity," says Ahmad. "However, Islamophobia and sexism are so rampant that even in this profession, women and Muslims have so many barriers to climb. Even the constitution allows us to practice and propagate our religion and bars any discrimination at any workspace. However, gender and religion have always been parameters for restrictions in the media. I am just having the opportunity to raise my concerns."