Resource April 3, 2014

Beenish Ahmed on Pakistan's Education Crisis

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Pakistan is home to more out-of-school children than almost any country in the world. And there's...

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Pulizer Center journalist Beenish Ahmed.

Beenish Ahmed, a freelance journalist, describes some of her experiences reporting on education in Pakistan.

While this issue was made urgent by the shooting of Malala Yousafzai by Taliban gunmen in 2012, the country's educational "emergency" began long before then. Ahmed discusses the conspiracy theories suggesting Yousafzai had ulterior motives and explains one reason why the coverage and accolades for her campaign for girls' education might have become so controversial.

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