Shakeela Abrahimkhil

Prominent Afghan journalist and advocate for women’s rights and education

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Shakila Ibrahimkhil is an Afghan journalist. After the fall of the Taliban regime, Abrahimkhil was part of the first class to enroll in Kabul University and its faculty of journalism. Abrahimkhil has hosted several investigative news programs, conducted interviews with a wide array of Afghan citizens, and reported stories that have been picked up by numerous international news wires. In 2010, she was part of the core team that launched ;TOLO News, the nation’s first and only 24/7 news outlet. That same year, the Afghan Parliament recognized her contributions to the field of journalism and the National Union of Afghan Journalists named her Reporter of the Year. Abrahimkhil is also an advocate for the rights and education of Afghan women.

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