Five female anchors walk off Al-Jazeera over wardrobe remarks

Via NY Daily News:

Five female newscasters have walked out on their Al-Jazeera anchor positions after the Quatar-based company criticized them for their “clothes and decency,” according to the UK Daily Mail.

The fracas allegedly occurred after the women repeatedly appeared on television wearing make-up and not covering their hair. Al-Jazeera claims they have the right to enforce a dress code that reflects their “spirit and principles.” The women also said that deputy editor-in-chief Ayman Jaballah made ‘offensive remarks’ about them and their choice of dress. The journalists (Joumana Nammour, Lina Zahr al-Din, Jullinar Mousa, Luna al-Shibl and Nawfar Afli) are well-respected in the region and have seen an outpouring of support from bloggers.

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