Pakistani schoolgirl Malala nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

  • 5 March 2013

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, has been nominated for one of the world's top awards.

The 15-year-old is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, which each year is awarded to a person or organisation that's seen to promote friendliness and peace.

This year a record 259 nominations were received and the winner of the prize will be announced in October.

The Nobel Prizes also include awards in medicine, physics, chemistry and literature.