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Good Morning Pakistan: Journalists Under Threat

In Pakistan’s tribal areas, journalists risk it all to deliver the news.


 They work in one of the most dangerous and conservative areas of Pakistan.

“Where I come from, women are not usually allowed to get an education,” says Khalida Niaz, who went on a hunger strike to convince her father to let her finish school.

Now, she is a radio newsreader for the Tribal News Network, which broadcasts across Pakistan’s troubled border region with Afghanistan.

Reporting the news here can be deadly – threats by armed groups have shut down most media outlets. But Khalida and her colleagues know there are some stories that only women can tell.

101 East meets the team making women’s voices heard in Pakistan’s tribal region.

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Mapped: 84 journalists and media workers have been killed in Pakistan since 1994

Source: Committee to Protect Journalists