While some women journalists are risking their lives in danger zones to get you the story, with little or no recognition, others are being rewarded for their beauty. That’s not to say that these women are not good at what they do, or don’t have more to offer, however, leave it to the chauvinistic male-driven organizations in the Middle East to reduce hard working female journalists into nothing but beauty pageants. It’s almost like they’re saying- “Yeah yeah honey it’s cute that you’re a journalist and all, but how about you just look at the camera and act pretty.” I don’t recall a single male journalist ever being rewarded for his looks? Do you? Merit people MERIT!
Anyways- now that I got that out of the way, last night MTV’s local news anchor Diana Fakhoury won the title of Miss Arab Journalist organized by “MC-International” beating out MBC’s Ola Fares and Qatar TV’s Nour Assaf. Many other TV personalities went home winners as celebrations took place at the Casino du Liban. Check out Ola Fares and winner Diana Fakhoury, but I can’t seem to find a single picture of the Nour Assaf. Anyone?
Check out Miss Mermaid Jounieh for more strange beauty pageants.