Women on the frontline

20 Jan
Jenny Matthews (at the very right) shooting a demonstration in London

Jenny Matthews (at the very right) shooting a demonstration in London

Should women report from war zones? It’s a question that has been asked often – most recently following attacks on two female journalists in Tahrir Square during the Arab Spring.

But could being a woman on the frontline also have certain advantages?

I have been speaking to two female photo reporters who believe so:


The interviewees: Poulomi Basu and  Jenny Matthews are both freelance photographers who have done work around women and conflict.

One Response to “Women on the frontline”

  1. Mariann Strand January 20, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    This was a really interesting package, it makes me want to hear more of their stories from the frontline.

    As a female journalist (in the making), I’m hoping that my gender will be of little issue. However, I think it could be a good idea for news organisations to offer extra safety training for women, especially with regards to sexual violence.

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