Yalda Hakim

Yalda Hakim


Anchor and Correspondent. Host of BBC World News' Impact with Yalda Hakim

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@Malala , who was shot by the Taliban but continued her fight for girls' education, tells me: "It just seems like the Taliban are very very scared and terrified of an educated woman." #Afghanistan 

BREAKING In the last few minutes, it's been confirmed that the former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has died. US media say he died of Covid complications.

@Malala , @ZarqaYaftali  and @ShaharzadAkbar 's open letter urges Muslim countries to intervene for girls' education. Zarqa tells me "All over Islamic countries, #Afghanistan  is the first one with some restriction and prevention for women's rights, especially for girls' education."

@AmnestyOnline  is reporting harassment and intimidation against students and teach #Afghanistanrs  @AmnestyOnl @ndboehlandinein . 's tells me one teacher "was threatened with having her ears cut off as a lesson for other female educators."

A month on from girls being excluded from secondary schools in #Afghanistan , @AfghanPashtana  "If you're a mother or father in Kandahar right now, would you send your daughter to school? On her way she might be harassed. In her school she might be harassed."

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The Taliban have prohibited girls from secondary school in Afghanistan. In solidarity, many boys have been refusing to go to school themselves. “We don’t go to school without our sisters”, reads this sign.

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Afghanistan TV - surreal This is what a political debate now looks like on Afghan TV, Taliban foot soldiers watching over the host. The presenter talks about the collapse of the Ghani govt & says the Islamic Emirate says the Afghan people should not to be afraid #Afghanistan 

BREAKING: BBC has been banned in China. The report said the BBC was responsible for a 'slew of falsified reporting' on issues including Xinjiang and China's handling of coronavirus. It went on to say that 'fake news' is not tolerated in China

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