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Saudi's First Female Editor-in-Chief

Somayya Jabarti is editor of the Saudi Gazette, an English-language daily based in Jeddah. It is rare for women to be promoted to such a public position in Saudi Arabia.

Somayya Jabarti is the editor-in-chief of the Saudi Gazette, one of the biggest English-language dailies in Saudi Arabia. As the first female editor of a major publication in the country, she has risen to the top in a society with very few female leaders. Somayya is one of the BBC World Service's 100 Women - a project which recognises the achievements of women across the world.

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Twenty years ago this month, the war in Bosnia officially ended, with the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement. It brought to an end three years of violence between Serbs, Croats, and Bosnian Muslims. The worst single incidence of killing was the massacre of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys by Serb forces outside the town of Srebrenica in July 1995. Ahmed Ustic is a survivor of that massacre. He was just 19 years old at the time. Today he is one of the few Muslims who have returned to the now Serb-dominated town of Srebrenica - where he runs a hairdressing salon. Jo Impey went to meet him there.

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(Photo: Somayya Jabarti, courtesy of S. Jabarti)

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