There’s been international outrage over the Taliban shooting on a school bus of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan last week.
She was targeted and critically injured after being an outspoken campaigner for girls’ education and a vocal critic of the Taliban.
This report, filmed before the shooting, follows Malala and her family as they struggle with life in the war-torn Swat Valley.
Malala’s father is forced to close his private girls’ school, bringing an end to Malala’s education, before the family flees as the Taliban closes in.
Even at such a young age, there’s no doubting Malala’s outspoken determination to stand up for her rights, as she talks about her dream of becoming a politician.
Using video recorded by the New York Times, Victoria Strobl narrates this fascinating insight into the life of a girl who’s become the face of Pakistan’s fight against the Taliban.
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Photos (flag/vigil): AAP
On air: 16th October 2012