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In 2004, when Humaira Habib was threatened by authorities and told she could never again work as a journalist in Afghanistan's western province of Herat, close to Iran, she fought for her rights and became Director of Radio Sahar in the province's capital city. She later became a member of the first-ever class to graduate from Herat University’s Department of Journalism. After spending ten months in Montreal as a Sauvé Scholar at McGill University in 2007/08, she returned to Herat and to her job as Director. To see the trailer of an upcoming documentary about Humaira and Radio Sahar, please go to www.alessiovalori.com. Humaira is also featured in the book 'Women of Courage: Intimate Stories from Afghanistan' and Bitter Roots, Tender Shoots: The Uncertain Fate of Afghanistan’s Women’.
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Photographie/Photograph par/by Katherine Kiviat 

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