Anisa Shaheed is a veteran television journalist known for fearless coverage of human rights, violence and corruption in Afghanistan. In May 2022 she was the recipient of the Knight International Journalism Award presented by the International Center for Journalists. She has more than 13 years of experience, covering stories on current affairs, politics, elections, human rights, and security. She began her career as a political reporter, served as head of news at the independent TV channel Tolonews, and finally decided to return to reporting in the field. She was recognized by Reporters Without Borders for "courageous" reporting amid the coronavirus outbreak, and for her sensible covering of the attack on the maternity ward of a Kabul hospital last year. She was also named "The Face of Afghanistan's Freedom of Expression" by Afghanistan's Free Speech Hub network.