Roja Heydarpour


Palestinian women mark International Women's Day with a rally calling for an end to Palestinian divisions, in Gaza City, March 8, 2011. (photo by REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)

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16 women journalists on the Middle East front lines

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 | Roja Heydarpour and Antoun Issa

Al-Monitor asked 16 of the most prominent women journalists covering the Middle East about the role of gender in their work in the region.

16 women journalists to watch in the Middle East

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 | Roja Heydarpour and Walker Gunning

Al-Monitor asked 16 of the most prominent women journalists covering the Middle East about the role of gender in their work in the region.

Miss Egypt upstaged by political unrest

Thursday, Sep. 26, 2013 | Roja Heydarpour, Contributor

Amid political turmoil, the Miss Egypt pageant is the last thing on Egyptians' minds, despite the competition's rich history.

Mike Tyson Goes to Algeria to Shoot Action Film

Friday, Sep. 6, 2013 | Roja Heydarpour, Contributor

The former heavyweight champion will work with an international movie team in Algeria for a new action film modeled loosely on “Rambo.”

Iranian Women’s Rights Activist Defiant Even in Death

Sunday, Jul. 21, 2013 | Roja Heydarpour, Contributor

Widows, orphans, refugees and scholars came out to commemorate the passing of Shahla Farjad, who died in Tehran.

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Roja Heydarpour is a photo editor for Al-Monitor. She has written and edited for The Daily Beast, The New York Times and The Times-Tribune. On Twitter: @rojarojaroja

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