International Editor of the Year Award
Since 1975, Worldpress.org has presented the International Editor of the Year Award to an editor or editors outside the United States in recognition of enterprise, courage, and leadership in advancing the freedom and responsibility of the press, enhancing human rights, and fostering excellence in journalism.
Press release: Our editors, in consultation with our correspondents, translators, contributing editors and other leading internationalists, overwhelmingly selected Shukria Barakzai, founder and editor of Aina-E-Zan (Women's Mirror), a weekly newspaper based in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Shukria Barakzai was honored at Worldpress.org’s International Editor of the Year award luncheon at the United Nations on May 9, 2005.
Photos by Bain Coffman.
Shukria Barakzai gave a talk at the Annenberg School on May 9, 2005, about a variety of issues and challenges facing Afghan women today.
Shukria Barakzai traveled in and around New York, D.C., and Philadelphia from May 6 through May 16.
Shukria Barakzai answered questions from Worldpress.org about the state of the media in Afghanistan, heading secret schoolsfor girls during the reign of the Taliban, and the joys of voting alongside 3 million Afghan women.
The Daily Telegraph, Nov. 15, 2005. (Link opens in new window.) Female candidates have triumphed in Afghanistan's parliamentary elections …
Tekla Szymanski profiles Shukria Barakzai. From the November 2002 issue of World Press Review.
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