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Radio Mashaal Lauded For Courage In Journalism

On September 25, Umar Daraz Wazir of Radio Mashaal found himself in a dangerous situation. Violence broke out while Wazir reported on student protests in Bannu, a city in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, over the sale of land previously earmarked for student housing. Instead of fleeing the scene as both the student protesters and counter demonstrators began shooting at each other, Wazir switched on his smartphone camera and brought viewers exclusive, dramatic footage of the shooting scene.