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The Swedish Per Anger Prize Awarded to Young Female Journalist in Afghanistan

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The Afghan women determined not to lose out in Taliban talks

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A Look Inside the First All-Female TV News Station in Afghanistan

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ZAN TV- An Afghan channel made by and for women

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Afghanistan’s All-Female TV Channel Surges Ahead

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Inside Zan TV Afghanistan’s first all-female station

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Afghan women break ground with dedicated TV station

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All-Women TV Channel Zan TV Makes Waves in Afghanistan

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