News outlets are increasingly seeking to employ women who have never worked in journalism to fill positions that otherwise would have been filled by men.
But in the case of “dahoda” (short for “daughters”), the industry is trying to address the problem by recruiting the young women themselves, according to a recent article in the Gulf News.
The newspaper reported that Zahra Ali is one of a handful of young women to work at “dahs” in Dubai, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, where she is the managing editor of a news portal.
The article was based on interviews with four young women who work for the newspaper.
They said that, at the beginning of their internship, they were given a “dowry list” that included three pieces of paper.
The paper’s head of HR told them to complete the paper and then submit it to the office for review.
The three articles that were sent to the head of the news portal and the management editor for approval were titled “Dahoda,” “Daughters” and “Dowry List.”
The article did not specify what the stories were about or the type of jobs being advertised.
The four women said they were initially turned down for the jobs, but they were eventually offered a “willingness” to join the editorial staff of “Dahs.”
One of the young female journalists said that she and her colleagues had been asked to submit stories about “the new technology that allows them to work from home and be more productive” to help “the news media improve its editorial policies.”
One of the women said that one of the “dads” was also approached to join their team.
She did not want to disclose her full name because she feared retaliation from her family members if she told her story publicly.
The women who are “dawdas” are expected to adhere to a strict code of ethics and are expected not to leave the newsroom while reporting, the women told Gulf News in a statement.
The “dows” are also required to attend “dance classes” and learn how to perform “the dance moves that were developed by “dajas” in order to help improve their performance, the article reported.
They are also not allowed to leave “dods” in the news room while they perform.
The young women, who are all from the city of Ras al-Khaimah, said that they were also encouraged to keep their jobs after they completed their internship.
But, they said, they felt uncomfortable during their two-week internship.
“I was also told that if I was to leave, my colleagues would be fired,” she added.”
The journalist, who asked that she not be named, said she found that “there was a bit of pressure” in her job to keep working despite her desire to leave. “
I was also told that if I was to leave, my colleagues would be fired,” she added.
The journalist, who asked that she not be named, said she found that “there was a bit of pressure” in her job to keep working despite her desire to leave.
She added that her mother often confronted her about the job and the pressure she felt.
“She said that I should stop working because I was doing something wrong, and that I could quit at any time,” she told Gulf Watch.
The journalist said that her employer later threatened to fire her for speaking out about the harassment she experienced during her internship.
A similar story unfolded in a different news outlet in Abu Dhabi, the Gulf news reported.
A journalist from a local daily newspaper was offered a job after being offered a position at a national news agency.
The reporter told GulfWatch that she was told by her employer that if she did not “work the full time for the agency,” she would be sacked.
The newspaper said that the employee had “a number of sexual harassment complaints” and that the agency has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment.
In Dubai, a young woman working for a “southern news portal” said that “it was very difficult to work in the journalism industry because there are no restrictions,” according to the article.
She said that during her interview process, she had been told that “you have to have a male colleague.”
The young woman said that it was a “really tough situation” for her to leave her job.
“There are lots of barriers to women in journalism,” she continued.
“We need more diversity in the industry.”
The “southerners” also told GulfWorth that the recruitment process for “souths” in their newsrooms is different from the hiring process for other young women.
“It’s different because the agency wants a younger female who has been through a lot and is ready to work,” one young woman told Gulf Worth.
“They’re not trying to get a woman that’s going to be an anchor or a reporter.
They’re just looking for a person who’s experienced working for them.”