2020 Reporters Without Borders prize awarded to “women-run” radio in Afghanistan

A piece of positive news comes from the land of Afganistan in Kandhar where a radio station operated by a women journalist called Merman Radio in which symbolises the women empowerment has received the 2020 Prize to Impact from press-freedom group Reporters Without Borders.

Kandahar, Afghanistan: A piece of positive news comes from the land of Afganistan in Kandhar where a radio station operated by a women journalist called Merman Radio in which symbolises the women empowerment has received the 2020 Prize to Impact from press-freedom group Reporters Without Borders.

She wins an International press award reporters without borders,

To fight against the rights for the women, they founded this radio station after the opening of this they even get m, any threats from the many militant’s groups including Taliban’s but still, they persist. 

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Maryam Durani, Radio Merman manager, said that to start it required us a lot of courage and commitment.

She also said that we had been worked in the many tribal areas of the Kandahar and we always try to raise the voice of the marginalised community. 

Ranging Anwari said that I had worked here for years, I know women are going through lack of security, threats, safety concerns.

She added that I am working here to increase awareness amongst women and increases the capacity of women to work outside.

This radio has given the authorities to listen to the women issues.

Arya Rahmat, a women activist, said that after this radio, we raise the questions related to women issues to the authorities and neighbour by we get answers from them.

 These answers help us to a broad change in our life.

She also added that my friends also used to come on this radio to raise their issues and for the solutions, which gives a huge change in their life. 

The prize which they get is a prize for their hard work and dedications. 

Journalists of this radio are happy that they are paid off their dedications of the repoters.

This award will definitely help many other women in the Afganistan to channelise their energy in a positive manner.

 

 

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