MADRID, May 28 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti women journalists were among the first in the Arab region to enjoy freedom of the press, said a Kuwaiti journalist on Monday.
Back when press freedom had eluded many countries around the region, freedom of the media was thriving in Kuwait, Rabaa Al-Jumaa, a member of the Kuwait Journalists Association (KJA), told KUNA after a conference over women and journalism held in the northern Spanish port city of Santander.
She pointed out that gender disparity continues to be a "growing concern at a time where information and smart technologies have grown exponentially."
The Kuwaiti journalist went on to encourage women to continue to break barriers and lead by example to ensure a brighter future, citing KJA chief Fatma Hussein as the epitome of an influential journalist whose contributions stand the test of time.
"Arab societies need to re-evaluate the increasingly significant role of women," she said, adding that she plans to foray into humanitarian endeavors through her journalistic prowess.
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)-hosted conference brought together a bevy of prolific journalists to examine gender parity in the field of journalism. (end)