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Lady Liberty Spotlights RFE/RL’s Women Journalists


Radio Farda correspondent Masih Alinejad

Radio Farda correspondent Masih Alinejad

To mark the U.N. observance of International Human Rights Day on December 10, RFE/RL announces the launch of Lady Liberty, a webpage dedicated to women in journalism.

Lady Liberty recognizes the contributions of women journalists from RFE/RL as well as other media in our target region, highlighting their reporting, the issues they confront, and the political, societal and cultural landscapes in which they work. It is a resource for and about them and a medium to promote their work.

In this first edition, Lady Liberty speaks with Masih Alinejad, an award-winning correspondent with Radio Farda, RFE/RL’s Persian Language Service, who uncovered the stories of 27 victims of the 2009 post-election crackdown in Iran; interviews Gulmeena Yosufzai, a young journalism fellow in Kabul with RFE/RL’s Afghan Service; reports on the cultural taboos confronting women journalists in Afghanistan; and remembers Monica Lovinescu, whose work for RFE/RL under Nicolai Ceausescu’s Romania was “a lifeline for those listeners behind the Iron Curtain.”

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