New Media Index: Bloggers Debate the Treatment of Arab Women

May 07, 2012

A column by an Egyptian-American journalist that was posted on the website of Foreign Policy magazine sparked a complex and passionate debate online about the treatment of women in the Arab world last week.

Written more than a year after the onset of the "Arab Spring" and headlined "Why Do They Hate Us?" the piece by Mona Eltahawy argues that women in the Arab world suffer from systematic injustices that are unlikely to change despite the revolutions and upheaval occurring in the region.

For the week of April 23-27, the discussion surrounding the Foreign Policy piece was the fourth largest subject on blogs, according to the New Media Index from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.

Read the full report, Bloggers Debate the Treatment of Arab Women, on the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism website.

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