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Somayya Jabarti Becomes Saudi Arabia's First Female Editor of a Major Newspaper

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Congratulations to Somayya Jabarti, new editor of the English-language Saudi Gazette and first female editor of a major newspaper in Saudi Arabia! Jabarti will take over from her longtime mentor, Khaled Al Maeena. "I’ve had the goal almost as long of wanting to see a Saudi woman enter the male-dominated bastion of editors-in chief," Al Maeena wrote in an article on the newspaper’s website. "It was not a question of gender but of merit that decided and earned her this opportunity."

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