Saudi daily names first female editor
Riyadh, February 18, 2014
Soumayya Jabarti, the first female editor of a Saudi national newspaper, hopes to see more women take up top media posts in the kingdom.
She was named as editor-in-chief of the Saudi Gazette, one of the two main English-language dailies in the kingdom, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
“The success will not be complete unless I see my peers who are also Saudi women in the media take other roles where they are decision-makers,” Jabarti said in an interview posted on Al Arabiya News website.
“There’s a crack that has been made in the glass ceiling. And I’m hoping it will be made into a door,” said Jabarti, who served as deputy editor since 2011.
“Being the first Saudi woman (newspaper editor) is going to be double the responsibility... One’s actions will reflect upon my fellow Saudi women,” she said. - TradeArabia News Service