March 12, 2019
KABUL – The Center for Protection of Afghan Women Journalists (CPAWJ) on its second anniversary (March 7), praised three women journalists by presenting them icons for their hard work in reporting and serving in the freedom of speech.
Storai Karimi from Herat, Narges Horakhsh from Kabul and Kahidja Mohammadi from Kabul who are serving in crucial situation reporting were acclaimed by the CPAWJ.
The CPAWJ Director, Ms, Farida Nekzad, appreciated these women journalists, saying that they were selected as the icon laureates because they served in crucial situation for reporting.
She called reporting about women particularly women journalists, peace and freedom of speech as crucial situation.
Ms. Storai Karimi is a reporter and photojournalist in Herat province and the western zone. She has been working on news, research reports and features for 14 years. She holds B.A. in political sciences and law and has been working with different local and national media outlets since 2005.
Some of Ms. Karimi’s reports:
Two to three million US dollars are being transferred to Iran from Afghanistan’s western zone on a daily basis, officials and moneychangers claim.
Some teenage girls in western Herat province say their drugs addicted mothers have been pushing them into prostitution to buy drugs.
A number of internally-displaced persons (IDPs) in western Herat province say no one including the government has helped them and they are forced to sell their children for survival.
Narges Horakhsh was born in Badakhshan province and grew up in Kunduz province. Her interest and enthusiasm in journalism encouraged her to come to Kabul.
She has been working now on news and research reporting about women, children and freedom of speech for five years. Ms. Horakhsh has studied professional journalism and is now student in international relations.
Some of Ms. Horakhsh’s reports:
Khadija Mohammadi has been reporting on women’s problems and war affected people for three years in Ghazni province.
A piece of Ms. Mohammadi’s report:
‘A number of women in Ghazni province are complaining for lack of a suitable place to sell their handicrafts. These women warn that lack of a proper place for them will seriously affect handicraft in the province. Officials in the provincial women’s affairs department have promised to build a park for women and their hand-made products soon inside the Ghazni city, provincial capital.’