Milestones Jun. 18, 2007


Her attackers arrived in the middle of the night as she lay sleeping next to her 20-month-old son. The gunmen who fatally shot Afghan journalist and radio-station owner Zakia Zaki seven times--sparing her son and other children--acted just days after a female newsreader at a TV station was shot and killed for reasons that remain unclear. One of the few female reporters to criticize the Taliban, Zaki ran the U.S.-funded Radio Peace, launched in 2001 after the fall of the Taliban. In response to Zaki's murder, officials condemned the "terror," and police began a massive hunt for the killers. Said...

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