Arab women living in Italy have expressed their support for five female journalists who resigned from the Arab TV network, Al-Jazeera, after the network criticised their clothing. Dounia Ettaib, president of the Arab Women's Association in Italy, told Adnkronos International (AKI) she also wanted the Doha-based network to guarantee journalists' rights in the Middle East.

"We express our solidarity for the five Al-Jazeera journalists forced to resign over their clothing and we ask the Qatari TV network not to discriminate against women who work there," she told AKI on Tuesday.

Five female newscasters left their Al-Jazeera anchor positions after the company criticised them for their "clothes and decency".

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