“Women-run Afghan media offer untold side of story”

July 11, 2011 at 12:48 pm Leave a comment

Another inspiring story from Afghanistan’s women…

Women-run Afghan media offer untold side of story

By Amie Ferris-Rotman

KABUL, July 5 (Reuters) – Farida Nekzad has faced threats of kidnapping, acid attacks and a plot to blow up her apartment since she founded her first news agency in Afghanistan seven years ago….

But the mother-of-one, whose most recent project is a news agency that spearheads coverage of the problems that Afghan women face, is undeterred. Wakht, or ‘Time’ in Nekzad’s native Dari, is one of a handful of majority female media outlets springing up across a country where women’s voices often go unheard.

Read the full article: http://www.trust.org/trustlaw/news/women-run-afghan-media-offer-untold-side-of-story/

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