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Female journalists excel in Gaza's sports media

Despite societal barriers, more women journalists in Gaza are covering sports, but their numbers are still low relative to men.
Palestinian Mohammed Sedody (R) of Shati club celebrates his goal against Khan Younis youth club during their semi-final soccer match as part of the local Ramadan soccer championship at Yarmouk stadium in Gaza City August 1, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) - RTX127P6

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Nelly al-Masry has covered soccer games in the Gaza Strip since early 2001, when she became the first woman journalist in Palestine to cover sports.

Masry has worked for several Palestinian newspapers, including Al-Hayat, Al-Jadida and Qatari Al-Sharq, and radio stations Al-Hurriya and Alwan. She sees no difference between female and male journalists when it comes to covering sports, as both strive to successfully cover the story and do a good job.

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