Freedom of expression
Zakia Zaki had been the founder of one of the first community radio stations run entirely by women in Afghanistan, radio Sada Sulh (Peace) in Jabul Seraj. She was killed during the night of 5-6 June 2007. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) suggests that she may have been killed "for the simple reason that she was a prominent media figure in a milieu that remains hostile to working women
Zakia Zaki: "I created the first independent women's radio in Afghanistan. Every beginning is difficult, but I overcome the obstacles It started broadcasting from Jabul Seraj during the Talebans We work with men as well as women because if men respect women's sights, brothers to sisters, husband to wives, fathers to daughters, then women's rights might become reality."
This film is the first of a series of 4 portraits called "If I stand up", that published on the DVD Afghanistan Unveiled. The other portraits are: Anis and Simin, Malalai Joya and Massouda Jalal.
Asia and the Pacific
Authors and personalities: Shakiba Adel, director ; Halima Hussaini, director ; Kristina Tuura, director. Zakia Zaki, participant.
Production: Aina Productions, producer.
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