Nai supporting open media in Afghanistan held the first annual award to recognize excellence in women’s rights reporting in Afghanistan at a ceremony on 27 September 2012.
Three journalists reporting in the area of women’s rights were presented awards recognizing their work following a public call for entries.
The journalists awarded are:
1. Shakila Ibrahim Khill from Tolo TV, Kabul
2. Salma Stanikzai from Paktin Radio, Ghazni
3. Lina Rostahi from Rabia Balkhi Radio, Mazar-i-Sharif
Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar executive director of Nai Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan: “I think in Afghanistan where we have the high rate of violation against women, this kind of initiatives will help to decrease the rate and will encourage journalists to focus on this more than the past”.