Female Afghan journalist wins International Knight Award

KABUL (KHAAMA PRESS): Female Afghan journalist who fled Afghanistan following the fall of the US-backed republic administration in 2021, has been recognized as a knight award winner by International Center for Journalists.
Anisa Shaheed is also the Knight International Journalism award winner who has been picked by the ICFJ for the ‘Tribute to Journalists 2022’ award, the award was given to her in a ceremony in Washington DC on Thursday.
“I dedicate this award to all of the fallen journalists who gave their lives for Afghanistan”, said Anisa Shaheed.
Anisa Shaheed is one of the bravest female Journalists of Afghanistan who has been able to report about corruption, human rights violation, war and conflicts in Afghanistan putting her life at risk.
Anisa used to work for Tolo News, one of the largest TV channels in Afghanistan with the most number local and international audience.
Journalism and Freedom of Press in Afghanistan had its brightest times in the last 20 years of democracy era, literally it was way better than the majority of other countries situated in South and Central Asia.
Dozens of media outlets have been closed since the fall of Afghanistan’s republic administration. Limitations on freedom of expression and economic crisis in the country have contributed to the closure of the media companies in Afghanistan. There are still a number of media outlets struggling to survive in Afghanistan despite economic challenges.