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Radio Mashaal's coverage of the case of Bibi Roza, a 6-year-old girl who was nearly forced into marriage after a local tribal assembly in the Swat Valley ordered the union to resolve a clan dispute, was a near-unanimous choice for November’s pick. Radio Mashaal's intrepid and timely reporting played a significant role in convincing local police to block the wedding and arrest several members of the tribal assembly who organized the marriage. It also helped focus attention on the challenges facing women and girls living in Swat.
The judges noted the hard work of the Central Newsroom and the Ukrainian Service for their respective coverage of November’s U.S. presidential elections and the October’s Ukrainian parliamentary vote. The latter was praised for its ingenious reporting as it followed how voting played out in a single electoral district.