In a relatively rare exchange, a female newscaster in Saudi Arabia took on a religious leader who insisted that female newscasters should be entirely or most covered if they go on television. The 2006 debate on Memri TV is just now being circulated. Saudi newscaster Buthayna Nasser offers a very compelling retort to cleric Nasser Al-Huneini.
Saudi Cleric Nasser Al-Huneini offers the hard line approach — a requirement that would obscure the image of female newscasters — denying a critical element of television work and recognition. It is hard for women to achieve success if only their voice is heard or only part of their face in this business. This point is made strongly by the unidentified newscaster.
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