Farida Nekzad

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Farida Nekzad is co-founder,[1] managing editor and former deputy-director of Pajhwok Afghan News, Afghanistan's leading independent news agency, and former vice president of the South Asia Free Media Association for the South Asia Media Commission.

She won the 2008 International Women's Media Foundation Courage in Journalism Award[2] and an International Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Protect Journalists.[3] The latter award is given for journalists who show courage in defending press freedom in the face of attacks, threats or imprisonment.[4] In 2014, she has been awarded the "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media" of the Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig public savings bank.

Personal life

She is married to Rahimullah Samander and has one daughter.

See also


  1. ^ "Farida Nekzad". BBC Radio 4.
  2. ^ "Farida Nekzad, Afghanistan". IMWF - International Women's Media Foundation. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ https://cpj.org/awards/2008/kar-nek.php
  4. ^ "CPJ to honor brave international journalists". Committee to Protect Journalists. 25 November 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2011.
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