Prospects and Challenges Faced By Female Journalists: A Case Study Of Pakistan


  • Dr. Majid Ul Ghafar1 Hazara University, Mansehra
  • Azhar Rashid Hazara University, Mansehra
  • Anwar Khan Hazara University, Mansehra


Prospects, Challenges, Female Journalists, Abusive language, harassment


Journalism in the world is one of the most challenging jobs and in Pakistan it become harder for journalists to survive in the field specifically the female journalists. Present research study is based on survey technique to explore and investigate prospects and challenges faced by female journalists in Pakistan. The population for this research study was female journalists working in different media organizations of Islamabad. According to Islamabad press club there are 205 female journalists working in Islamabad. The sample size was 32 respondents. Which is 15% of the total population. A close ended questionnaire was used for data collection and analysis. SPSS statistical software is used for data analysis and interpretation. Feminism theory is most relevant theory which support this research study. Data tabulation and its exclusive analysis reveals that 50% respondents working in Television. The exclusive analysis of the data also reveals that most of the female journalists feel insecurity while working in the media organizations. Data analysis also reveals that more than 78% respondents faced abusive language from their co-worker and seniors. The empirical analysis also reveals that harassment from the co-workers put them under pressure to change the profession


Author Biographies

Dr. Majid Ul Ghafar1, Hazara University, Mansehra



Azhar Rashid, Hazara University, Mansehra



Anwar Khan, Hazara University, Mansehra






How to Cite

Ul Ghafar1, D. M. ., Rashid, A. ., & Khan, A. . (2023). Prospects and Challenges Faced By Female Journalists: A Case Study Of Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Media Sciences, 4(1), 26–35. Retrieved from