Zahra Nader


Zahra Nader is an Afghan journalist and the founding editor-in-chief of Zan Times, an award-winning newsroom in exile that covers human rights violations in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, with a focus on women and the LGBTQI+ rights. With a career spanning over a decade, Zahra's journey in journalism began in Kabul, where she mostly reported on gender issues. During her time in Kabul, she worked with local and international media, including the New York Times. She has been bylined in publications ranging from Time and Foreign Policy to the Guardian, Globe and Mail and DW. In February 2023, she received the Kathy Gannon Legacy Award from the Coalition For Women In Journalism. She has a master's in communication and culture and is a Ph.D. student in Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies at York University in Canada.

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