Malalai Joya in the World Media

Joya's efforts for peace, women's rights and democracy in Afghanistan had a very wide coverage in the world media. Here we present only a selection of them from some English newspapers and magazines. Search the Internet you will find hundreds of more sources on her in other languages too.

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Malalai Joya: Don't be fooled by this democratic façade – the people are betrayed
The Independent (UK), August 20, 2009

Malalai Joya: 'White House will pick Afghan leader'
Metro (UK), August 18, 2009

Beyond bravery
The Guardian, August 15, 2009

Book review: Raising My Voice, Malalai Joya
The Independent Weekly, August 14, 2009

Book Review: Raising My Voice
The New Statesman, August 13, 2009

"It's Not Who's Voting, It's Who's Counting"
New Internationalist, August 11, 2009

No-frills account unveils Afghan realities
The Irish Times, August 11, 2009

Malalai Joya: "The silence of good people is worse than the actions of bad people"
Voice of America, August 6, 2009

Afghan MP speaks out against Western occupation (Video)
Socialist Worker , August 4, 2009

Video: Malalai Joya speaks out ahead of Afghan elections
The Telegraph (UK), July 28, 2009

Video: Malalai Joya at the Frontline Club (London)
Frontline Club (UK), July 28, 2009

Malalai Joya: The woman who will not be silenced
The Independent (UK), July 28, 2009

Brave female MP takes on Taliban in her native Afghanistan
Sunday Mirror, July 26, 2009

An Afghan voice against the US-led occupation
World Socialist Web Site, July 25, 2009

The big lie of Afghanistan
The Guardian (UK), July 25, 2009

Afghan woman MP lists 'enemies'
BBC News, July 24, 2009

Fighting Afghan oppression: The six lives of Malalai Joya
The Independent (UK), July 23, 2009

Countries 'wasting money and blood' in Afghanistan
ABC News - Australia, July 3, 2009

Dust in the eyes of the world
The Sydney Morning Herald, July 1, 2009

Afghanistan needs to find its own way to democracy: Malalai Joya
ABC, 7:30 report, June 30, 2009

'Bravest woman in Afghanistan'
The Washington Times, June 21, 2009

Letter from Afghan MP Malalai Joya to Ottawa City Council
COAT, June 12, 2009

Malalai Joya Speaks at the Global Forum on Freedom of Expression (Video and Transcript)
Global Forum on Freedom of Expression (Oslo), June 4, 2009

An Uncompromising Voice
Expression, June 3, 2009

Afghanistan's "bravest woman" speaks out
Al-Jazeera English, May 27, 2009

Harper's hypocrisy: Two years of silence on Malalai Joya from Conservatives, May 21, 2009

A Flower Sprouts among Stones in Afghanistan (poem)
Nolan Chart, May 18, 2009

Malalai Joya on HARDTalk program of BBC
BBC News, May 16, 2009

Joya: 'This massacre offers the world a glimpse at horrors faced by our people'
Z Magazine, May 16, 2009

Sargeant Matthis Chiroux apologises to Afghan Malalai Joya for his actions in the US military
Vimeo, April 22, 2009

Apology of US Sergeant Matthis Chiroux to Afghan leader Malalai Joya
Common Dreams, April 15, 2009

A voice of hope for Afghanistan's women
The Age, April 14, 2009

Decision adopted by the IPU Committee on Human Rights of Parliamentarians
Inter-Parliamentary Union, Geneva, 19-22 January 2009

Holding up a picture
Hindustan Times, December 27, 2008

A brave woman in Afghanistan
The Guardian Weekly, December 1st, 2008

Anna Politkovskaya Award' 2008 to

Nolan Chart, October 22, 2008

Resolution of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Governing Council on Malalai Joya's case
Inter-Parliamentary Union, Geneva, 15 October 2008

Malalai Joya: 'No liberation' for Afghan women
BBC Sinhala Service, October 12, 2008

Bearing Witness: The Afghan Tragedy
The Nation Magazine, October 7, 2008

Afghan woman rights campaigner wins courage award
Reuters, October 7, 2008

Nobel Laureates Honour Afghan Recipient of International Human Rights Award
Nobel Women's Initiative, October 7, 2008

The winner of RAW in WAR's second annual Anna Politkovskaya Award is Malalai Joya
RAW in WAR, October 7, 2008

Malalai Joya receives courage award
Channel 4, October 6, 2008

Gul Padshah Majedi called Malalai Joya's suspension as illegal
Pajhwok Afghan News, September 25, 2008

An Afghan Woman Who Stands Up to the Warlords
CounterPunch, August 18, 2008

Decision adopted by Inter-Parliamentary Union on Malalai Joya's case
122nd session, Geneva, 14 - 17 July 2008

A Salute to Malalai Joya - Afghanistan's Tom Paine
Nolan Chart, August 8, 2008

Afghan champion of women's rights
Radio Netherlands, May 30, 2008

HRW: Reinstate Malalai Joya in Parliament
Human Rights Watch, May 21, 2008

Canada silent as Afghanistan's democracy stifled
Rabble New, May 19, 2008

Open Letter of Canadian MP Alexa McDonough to Prime Minister of Canada
Alexa McDonough, May 5, 2008

Resolution adopted unanimously by the IPU Governing Council in support of Malalai Joya
Inter-Parliamentary Union, April 18, 2008

Malalai Joya launches a project for the Civil Hospital in Farah
DCMJ, April 8, 2008

Vocal 'Warlord' Critic Seeks To Reverse Her Expulsion From Legislature
RFE/RL, April 7, 2008

Press Conference of Malalai Joya in Kabul, Apr.5, 2008
PAN, International Herald Tribune, AFP, April 5, 2008

Despite Taliban's fall, Afghanistan faces familiar troubles
The Providence Journal, March 19, 2008

Canada should change its policy on Afghanistan
Rabble News, March 5, 2008

Malalai Joya: My country is using Islamic law to erode the rights of women
The Independent, January 31, 2008

Malalai Joya nominated for the International Human Rights Film Award
Defence Committee for Malalai Joya, December 17, 2008

Reinstatement of outspoken woman MP urged
Pajhwok Afghan News, November 29, 2007

Canada's combat role criticized
Kamloops This Week, November 10, 2007

Meet Afghanistan's "bravest woman"
The Daily News, November 9, 2007

She has been called the bravest woman in Afghanistan - and she is just that
Kamloops This Week, November 9, 2007

Afghan MP fights for women's rights
The Toronto Observer , November 8, 2007

Joya and freedom
The Coast, November 8, 2007

"A ticking time bomb"
Toronto Sun, November 8, 2007

Controversial Afghan parliamentarian visits Vancouver
Vancouver Courier, November 7, 2007

Warlords no better than Taliban, says Afghan MP News, November 7, 2007

Q&A: "When I Leave My House, I'm Not Sure I'll Make It Back"
IPS, November 7, 2007

Canada is supporting a corrupt administration, says suspended parliamentarian
Toronto Star, November 5, 2007

Malalai Joya: "truth has a very strong voice"
Rabble News, November 5, 2007

No more occupation
Martlet, The University of Victoria's Independent Newspaper, Nov.1, 2007

We don't need Canada's 'heroes,' Afghan MP tells Victoria rally
Times Colonist (Victoria), October 29, 2007

Malalai Joya: 'Situation is like hell'
Vancouver 24 HOURS, October 26, 2007

Suspended Afghan parliamentarian to visit Canada
Rabble News, October 24, 2007

Some members of German parliament announce their support to Joya
Berlin, October 15, 2007

Afghanistan: Government an 'obstacle' to progress, says MP
AKI, October 12, 2007

Equality Now campaign for the reinstatement of Malalai Joya
Equality Now, Women's Action 21.5, October 2007

AFGHANISTAN: An Afghan lawmaker's troubles (Audio)
The Associated Press, October 11, 2007

Malalai Joya: courage under fire
Telegraph Magazine, September 29, 2007

Interview with Malalai Joya:"The 'war on terror' is a mockery!"
Znet,, September 24, 2007

Malalai Joya Spoke in Berlin About her Fight Against Warlords and Occupation
Junge Welt, September 21, 2007

Malalai Joya was nominated for Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought by European Parliament
European Parliament, Sep.11, 2007

NY Times: A Woman Finds Her Place in the Afghan Power Struggle
The New York Times, September 11, 2007

The woman vs. the warlords: a post-9/11 story
The Ottawa Citizen , September 11, 2007

Watch "A WOMAN AMONG WARLORDS", documentry on Malalai Joya
on the PBS series, WIDE ANGLE, Sept.11 at 9 PM

Women Make Movies , Sep.7, 2007

Because Someone Had to Do It
The American Prospect Magazine, June 25, 2007

"Malalai's Spanish colleagues are in solidarity with her once again"
Spanish Female MPs, July 6, 2007

Sit-ins all over the world for the Afghan MP
il manifesto, June 22, 2007

Pro-Joya demonstration in Australia
Pajhwok Afghan News, June 20, 2007

Interview with Malalai Joya: "The Bravest Woman In Afghanistan" (with audio and video)
Democray Now Radio/TV, June 19, 2007

"Enemies of Happiness" winner in the Silverdocs film festival in New York
US Department of State (press release), June 18, 2007

Joya: 'US makes mockery of Afghan democracy'
Khaleej Times, June 19, 2007

Afghan Firebrand Gets Burned
Institute for War & Peace Reporting, June 11, 2007

Malalai Joya to attend 2007 Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
June 14, 2007

In the Line of Fire: The Satya Interview with Malalai Joya
The Satya Magazine, June/July 2007

It's hard to imagine a more brave parliamentarian than Malalai Joya
The Progressive Magazine, June 10, 2007

Expressing Solidarity to Malalai Joya from Legislative Assembly of Emilia-Romagna Region - Italy
Mrs. Monica Donini, June 13, 2007

V-Day asks all of you to help Afghanistan's leading champion of women's rights
Vday, June 5, 2007

Police in Herat province prevent Joya supporters to stage protest rally
Defense Committee for Malalai Joya, June 6, 2007

Facing death every day, the MP who dares to stand up for women's rights
The Times, June 7, 2007

Denounced, expelled
The News International, June 3, 2007

Fighter for Afghanistan's powerless refuses to be silenced
The Canberra Times, June 2, 2007

Malalai Joya, Afghanistan's youngest member of parliament
By JAVIER ORTIZ, June 2, 2007

Women in burqa march in support of suspended MP
AsiaNews, May 31, 2007

Afghan protesters demand restoration of membership of lawmaker
Xinhua, May 30, 2007

Hundreds of people rallied in support of Malalai Joya
Pajhwok Afghan News, May 30, 2007

Protest against suspension of female MP
Gulf Times, May 26, 2007

Rally held in support of Malalai Joya in Jalalabad
Pajhwok Afghan News, May 25, 2007

Statement of Luisa Morgantini, Vice President of the European Parliament in support of Joya
May 25, 2007

Solidarity with Joya from Vittorio Agnoletto, Member of the European Parliament
May 25, 2007

AFGHANISTAN: MP thrown out over cow and donkey comments
ABC Radio Australia, May 25, 2007

Rights body, people want Joya's reinstatemen
Pajhwok Afghan News, May 24, 2007

HRW: "Joya is a defender of human rights and a powerful voice for Afghan women"
The International Herald Tribune, May 24, 2007

Statement by NDP Leader Jack Layton on undemocratic removal of MP Malalai Joya
New Democratic Party (Canada), May 24, 2007

Afghan/Canada Warlords vs woman MP: Reinstate Malalai Joya!
Canadian Peace Alliance, May 23, 2007

HRW: Censure of Malalai Joya Sets Back Democracy and Rights
Human Rights Watch, May 23, 2007

'We have to kill her by any means, even a suicide attack.'
ABC Radio - Australia, May 22, 2007

It's war on Afghanistan's most outspoken woman: Malalai Joya kicked out of parliament
Seven Oaks Magazine, May 22, 2007

Afghan MP expelled for calling parliament 'worse than a zoo'
The Independent, May 22, 2007

Leading Afghan women MP suspended
BBC News, May 21, 2007

Afghan parliament expels woman MP over donkey insult
Middle East Times, May 21, 2007

Afghan parliament suspends outspoken female lawmaker after critical TV interview
The International Herald Tribune , May 21, 2007

Afghan assembly removes controversial female MP
Reuters, May 21, 2007

28-year-old Afghani parliamentarian conveys wounded state of her country
The E.Press (Sacramento City College), April 19, 2007

All is not well, fiery Afghan politician says
The Sacramento Bee, April 18, 2007

Transcript of the speech given by Malalai Joya at the University of Los Angeles, April 12, 2007

A concerted call to action
Daily Bruin, April 11, 2007

Afghanistan today 'a mockery of the war on terror'
ON LINE opinion, March 9, 2007

Afghanistan in grip of corruption: MP
The Canberra Times, March 9, 2007

Female MP tells of rights 'catastrophe'
The Sydney Morning Herald, March 8, 2007

Quiet voice speaking up for Afghan women
The Daily Telegraph, March 7, 2007

A formidable force, Malalai Joya puts her life on the line for women's rights
The Courier Mail, March 6, 2007

Malalai Joya in Conversation with Richard Fidler
ABC (Australia), March 6, 2007

Interview with Malalai Joya
NOW on PBS, March 2, 2007

Rally demands amnesty for war criminals,
a woman legislator, Shakila, cried out 'Death to Malalai Joya'

Gulf Times , Feb.24, 2007

A member of parliament confessed to his fraud
Pajhwok Afghan News, Feb.14, 2007


"ENEMIES OF HAPPINESS" Winner in the 2007 Sundance Film Festival
Deseret Morning News, January 29, 2007

Afghan woman fights warlords in Sundance spotlight
AFP via Turkish Press, January 23, 2007

World Economic Forum Selects Malalai Joya
among Young Global Leaders for 2007

The World Economic Forum, 16 January 2007

ENEMIES OF HAPPINESS Receives North American Premiere at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival
Susan Norget Film Promotion, Jan.1, 2007

"Liberation", Afghan-style
The Hindu Magazine, December 16, 2006

'We are just watching things get worse'
The Guardian, November 28, 2006

"Joya is one of Afghanistan's most prominent populists"
Los Angeles Times, November 29, 2006

Afghan Leader Warns of Another 9/11, Oct. 27, 2006

Afghan MP Malalai Joya continues to criticize her government
Embassy, September 20, 2006

Canada must break with US Foreign Policy: prominent Afghan MP
The Dominion, September 20, 2006

Malalai Joya Breaks the Fear Barrier in Ottawa
The Canadian Dimension , Sep.15, 2006

Joya charged that the US is propping up a govt. of corrupt warlords
The Arab American News, Sep.17, 2006

Courageous young Afghan politician speaks out in Canada
National Union of Public and General Employees, Sep.12, 2006

Afghan MP wants foreign troops out
DAWN, Sep.11, 2006

Joya addresses
Federal Convention of New Democratic Party of Canada in Quebec

NPD, Sep.10, 2006

Talking with Malalai Joya, Afghanistan's Youngest Revolutionary
Clamor Magazine, Issue 37, Summer 2006

Female Afghan legislator moves every night because of death threats
CBC News, May 14, 2006

Indecent attack on Malalai Joya at the Afghan Parliament
May 9, 2006

Members of Parliament of Rifondazione Comunista (Itlay) condemn attack on Joya
Consiglio Regionale della Valle d'Aosta, May 10, 2006

Joya Is Attacked by Colleagues on Parliament Floor After Denouncing Warlords
The Associated Press, May 8, 2006

Former warlords in Afghanistan's parliament
hurled water bottles and rushed at a woman MP

Daily Times, May 8, 2006

Joya's diatribes against Mujahideen spark anger
Pajhwok Afghan News, May 7, 2006

Joya Receives 2006 Gwangju Human Rights Award
The May 18 Memorial Foundation, April 28, 2006

Young member of Afghan Parliament speaks out against warlord colleagues
San Francisco Chronicle, March 28, 2006

Afghan politician contrasts with student
Yale Daily News, Mar.27, 2006

If Yale's president wants to educate a deserving Afghan, I've got just the woman for him
Opinion Journal, Mar.27, 2006

Malalai Joya's voice of courage and freedom rings loud and clear
University of Maryland, Baltimore, Mar.24, 2006

Joya talks on Afghanistan, Hashemi
Yale Daily News, Mar.24, 2006

Afghan legislator gives talk to 400 at Ventura College
Ventura County Star, Mar.21, 2006

Afghanistan Defunds Security for Uppity Woman MP, Mar.21, 2006

Afghan lawmaker speaks up for women
Inside Bay Area, Mar.18, 2006

Afghan Lawmaker Speaks of Ongoing Challenges for Women
The Daily Californian, Mar.17, 2006

An Afghan Voice That Fear Won't Silence
The Washington Post, Mar.17, 2006

Joya: Country's improvement has stalled since Taliban was overthrown
Fosters Daily Democrat, Mar.12, 2006

Freedom hasn't arrived, Afghan rights activist says
The Capital Times, March 10, 2006

Honour these feminists
Globe and Mail, Mar.9, 2006

Afghan MP Challenges Western Imperialism and Religious Fundamentalism
Uprising Radio, Mar.9, 2006

The voice of the people
The Wire, Mar.8, 2006

Afghan legislator to be here for Women's Day
The Capital Times, March 4, 2006

Afghan politician urges U.S. to change
The Orange County Register, Mar.5, 2006

Threatened Afghan Assemblywoman implores the U.S. not to forget her country
Los Angeles CityBeat, Mar.2, 2006

Leader of Our Time
World Pulse Magazine, Issue 1, 2005

Afghan MP says she will not be silenced
BBC News, Jan.27, 2006

Afghan Legislator Malalai Joya
Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, Dec.29, 2005

Joya's presence and remarks in the Parliament
(Excerpts from news clippings), Dec.19-21, 2005

Kabul, the parliament dominated by the "warlords"
Italian daily "Il Manifesto", December 20, 2005

Malalai Joya: Confronting Afghan warlords
The Peninsula (Qatar), Nov.24, 2005

Profile: Malalai Joya
BBC News, Nov.12, 2005

Woman who stood up to warlords wins seat in parliament
The Times (UK), October 7, 2005

Female foe of warlords faces them in Afghan assembly
Reuters , October 6, 2005

Women's Rights Activists Among Winners in Afghan Election
Feminist Daily News Wire , October 07, 2005

Afghan women's-rights activist wins seat
The Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Times , October 07, 2005

Woman activist headed for Afghan parliament
The Sify News , October 07, 2005

Woman activist who defied warlords makes it to Afghanistan’s new parliament
The Indian Express, October 07, 2005

The courage of conviction
The Boston Herald, October 10, 2005

Woman critic of warlords wins seat in Afghan election
The Jamaica Observer, October 07, 2005

The women of Afghanistan find a leader
The New Statesman (UK), 19th September 2005

Loya Jirga member seeks end to HR abuses in Afghanistan
DAWN, January 4, 2005

Malalai Joya nominee for the 1000 women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005
1000 women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005, April 2005

Karzai warned against compromise with criminals
The Frontier Post, January 5, 2005

Malalai Joya demands Karzai cleanse his cabinet, country
The Daily Times, Jan.6, 2005

Security more important than food for Afghan people: Joya
The Nation, December 22, 2004

Karzai asked not to induct criminals into new cabinet
The News International, The Statesman, The Nation, December 20, 2004

"The Afghan people want the warlords to be disarmed"
Il Manifesto, December 8, 2004

Malalai Joya young heroine, December 6, 2004

Malalai Joya speakes in the "Women and Power" conference in NY
V-Day Press Release, September 3, 2004

Joya meets Pakistani Interior Minister
The Daily Times, November 14, 2004

Afghan rights advocate expects death
BBC NEWS, August 9, 2004

A populist hero emerges from under the rule of the gun
The Globe and Mail, July 27, 2004

One woman's words defy might of Afghan warlords
Daily Telegraph (UK), July 14, 2004

Threats of expulsion of Loya Jirga delegate unacceptable
Amnesty International, December 17, 2003

Outspoken Joya in Defiant Mood
The Institute for War & Peace Reporting, December 23, 2003

A Young Afghan Dares to Mention the Unmentionable
The New York Times, December 18, 2003

Malalai Joya--True Courage
Hobson's Choice (, December 18, 2003

Joya Speech Breaks Wall of Silence
The Institute for War & Peace Reporting, December 22, 2003

Woman delegate almost expelled from Afghan assembly
Xinhua News Agency, December 17, 2003

Delegate denounces Afghanistan warlords
Los Angeles Times and The Seattle Times, December 18, 2003

Delegate lashes out at Afghan council
USA Today, December 17, 2003

Afghan woman calls warlords 'criminals'
Chicago Tribune, December 18, 2003

Ms Joya and the Jihadis
Bangor Daily News, December 24, 2003

Afghan delegate under UN protection after outburst
The Globe and Mail, December 18, 2003

Afghan ruling council gets earful from one of its few female delegates
PakTribune, December 31, 2003

Afghanistan's Women after 'Liberation', Los Angeles Times, Sydney Morning Herald, December 29, 2003

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