Anisseh Shahid

AFGHANISTAN

COURAGEOUS REPORTER


Kabul-based journalist Anisseh Shahid began her career as a political reporter, went on to become head of news at the independent TV channel Tolonews, and finally decided to return to reporting in the field. Although many Afghan media workers have caught Covid-19, this courageous journalist is still out reporting every day. Her coverage of such stories as a shooting attack on a Kabul hospital in mid-May, the government’s mishandling of the pandemic, and the many fellow journalists who have fallen victim to the virus all exhibit the highest professional standards.