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Malala Yousafzai portrait sells for $82,000

New York - An oil painting of Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner Malala Yousafzai has been sold for $82,000 at an auction in New York.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Taliban death threats can't keep 'I am Malala' from being read

A young Pakistani schoolgirl wanted an education in a part of the world where women have few rights. Standing up for the right to go to school nearly got her killed by fearful Muslim extremists, but Malala's strength lay in her convictions.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Op-Ed: Malala changes hearts and minds, despite not winning Nobel Prize

Malala Yousafzai, at only 16, has done so much to bring girls education in developing regions of the world to the forefront. Malala continues to amaze, letting children and girls especially know that education is the key to their future.
In the Media by Syra Sharif - 2 comments

Malala Yousafzai blasts US drone strikes in meeting with Obama

Washington - Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who survived a Taliban assassination attempt, met with US President Barack Obama in the White House on Friday and told him that drone strikes kill innocent people and are "fueling terrorism."
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 5 comments

Op-Ed: VOA and U.S. public diplomacy failed on Obama-Malala meeting

Washington - Voice of America (VOA) and U.S. public diplomacy failed to take full advantage of President Obama's meeting Friday with teenage Pakistani campaigner for girls' education Malala Yousafzai. But Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) did a good job.
In the Media by Ted Lipien - 2 comments

Syrian chemical weapons watchdog, OPCW, win Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo - If you placed a bet on who would win the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize the odds are that you lost money. In spite of many favourites this years' winner was the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 2 comments

Review: ‘Malala — Shot for Going to School’ Special

Birmingham - At the age of 15, Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by Islamist fanatics. She should have died, but a year on you can hardly tell.
Digital Journal Report by Alexander Baron - 2 comments

Pakistani schoolgirl shot by Taliban invited to Buckingham Palace

Westminster - The Taliban tried to kill her by putting a bullet in her head. She miraculously survived, and now she's been invited to meet Queen Elizabeth II.
In the Media by Andrew Ellis - 2 comments

Muslim extremists feared the most: A girl with a book

Malala Yousefzai, who was shot by Pakistani Taliban last year, addressed the UN on her 16th birthday calling for improvements in global education. The UN declared her birthday as Malala Day. "People should be treated equally to have a decent education."
In the Media by Eko Armunanto - 4 comments

Vid: Malala Yousafzai addresses UN on 16th birthday (Full speech)

New York - Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan's north-western Swat valley because of her girl's rights activism, addressed the UN today on her 16th birthday.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Malala Yousafzai will publish a book

Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist who was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban on the school bus in October 2012, will publish a book, entitled "I am Malala," in the fall of 2013.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 5 comments

Malala Yousafzai becomes the youngest Nobel Peace Prize nominee

Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist who was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban on the school bus, has become the youngest person to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 10 comments

Op-Ed: Americans, let's stop and reflect a moment shall we?

America is facing some of the hardest times we have faced since the great depression. But honestly, is it really that bad? A moment of reflection reminds us that we are luckier than most.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 4 comments

Malala receives the Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom

Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist who was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban on the school bus, was awarded France’s Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 4 comments

Shot Pakistani teenager Malala discharged from hospital

Birmingham - The world was shocked when armed gunmen boarded a bus in Pakistan and shot 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai. The reason for the shooting was her outspoken words against the Taliban. Today Malala has been discharged from hospital.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Girl's courage, perseverance deserving of Person of the Year

Although the criteria to be recognized as the "Person of the Year" may differ, the general consensus is that the person must show dedication and leadership, as well as being a person who has made a global impact. One 14-year-old meets that criteria.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Malala declared The Times 'Young Person of the Year'

The Times of London named Malala Yousufzai "Young Person of the Year" for her heroism "not only beyond her years, but almost beyond belief."
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 10 comments

Across the world, people weigh in on the Tragedy of Newtown

The emotional shock of what happened in Newtown, Connecticut resonated with the world. It expanded into the world of sports and celebrities as well.
In the Media by Can Tran - 2 comments

Soosan Firooz, a possible heroine for Afghan female performers

While there is much focus on 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, 23-year-old Soosan Firooz of Afghanistan could become a voice of Afghan women through hip-hop.
In the Media by Can Tran

United Nations unveils the 'Malala Plan' education fund

The United Nations and the Pakistani government, on International Human Rights Day, has unveiled a global education fund called the "Malala Plan."
In the Media by Can Tran
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