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Zan Times is a women-led, investigative newsroom that covers human rights violations in Afghanistan. We investigate and report stories from inside and outside Afghanistan.

We are aware of the challenges, dangers, and opportunities of working in the country and are doing our part in keeping the world informed on what is happening in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Since our inception in August 2022, we have produced close to 100 in-depth and investigative reports.

Our team is led by Zahra Nader, a PhD candidate in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies.

Zahra Nader has more than a decade of news experience covering Afghanistan. As well, our team is made up of a dozen experienced and dedicated journalists who live and work across Afghanistan. Our team speaks Farsi, Pashto, Uzbeki, Turkmani, and English.

Zan Times is an Afghan women-led media that covers the human rights situation in Afghanistan. We work both in Afghanistan and in exile to expose human rights violations in Afghanistan.

We are a group largely made up of women journalists who focus on women’s rights issues both inside Afghanistan and with the Afghan diaspora outside the country.

We began Zan Times in August 2022, a year after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan. Since then, we have published hundreds of pieces: original investigations, in-depth and feature reports, first-hand narratives, opinion columns, and interviews.

We have access to credible and trustworthy sources inside and outside Afghanistan, and can provide first-hand reports, information, and statistics. That in-depth knowledge means we can provide what few others can: context and opinions about events occurring within Afghanistan and in the Afghan communities outside Afghanistan.

We are highly motivated as we feel a responsibility to spread the word about what is happening within Afghanistan, especially to its girls and women. To that end, we’re building wider, more varied sources of revenue so we can continue to grow our organization and take on even more journalistic projects, including yours.

We communicate in Farsi-Dari, Pashto, Uzbek, and Turkmani, which are the main languages in Afghanistan.

The partnership can go two ways:

  1. If you have a story idea, our team on the ground can investigate and provide raw or edited reporting for your story idea.
  2. If you are interested in covering Afghanistan, but you are not sure about the topic, then reach out to us. We have plenty of story ideas to share, and can also offer guidance in how to shape and refine your topic.

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If you represent a news media organization and are interested in collaborating with us to cover events in Afghanistan, we welcome the opportunity to discuss potential partnerships.

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