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Farida Nekzad 9 Dec 2008
Farida Nekzad. Photo by Leslie Knott, from the Voices on the Rise: Afghan Women making the News photojournalism exhibition
Award winning female journalist and co-founder of Afghanistan’s first independent news agency

Farida Nekzad is an award-winning Afghan journalist who co-founded Afghanistan’s first independent news agency. As a female journalist, she faces tremendous pressure from traditional forces and has received repeated phone calls and text messages threatening her life. And despite a number of Afghani women journalists who have either disappeared under suspicious circumstances or have been brutally killed in the last few years she remains in Afghanistan determined to continue in her role.

Voices on the Rise: Afghan Women making the News

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