In the Eye of the Storm

Africa and the Middle East, Why Women Count

fadia2Journalist and single mother Fadia Bazzeh was working as a news producer for the Lebanese channel New TV when Israeli warplanes bombed southern Lebanon in July 2006. Despite the danger, she volunteered to go and report from the frontline. When a colleague was killed in the bombing, Fadia was shocked but said it increased her determination to show what was happening in her home region. “I live alone with my son,” says Fadia, “It isn’t easy to carry this responsibility as a woman on her own. I need to work around the constraints of my society so I can stand on my own two feet and live my life as a journalist and a mother.”

Producer/Director: Mai Masri

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In the Eye of the Storm
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