Maryam Barak

Maryam Barak is an Afghanistan Observatory Scholar at New America. She worked with the BBC in Kabul as a producer from August 2020 to August 2021, when she was evacuated to Italy. Prior to joining the BBC, she worked in different capacities with the Afghan radio station Salam Watandar from 2017 to 2020. Her reports have focused on raising awareness about the rights of women and children as well as women’s empowerment. Since then, she has contributed to publications in Greece and Italy, where Fondazione Emmanuel recently awarded her a scholarship to pursue her master’s degree.