Najib Sharifi

President, Afghan Journalists Safety Committee and Afghan Voices, Afghanistan

Najib Sharifi is president of Afghan Journalists Safety Committee and Afghan Voices. He has worked for some of the world's leading news organizations, including the New York Times, BBC, CNN, and National Public Radio (NPR). He has also worked as a researcher for the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) and Human Rights Watch. Additionally, he has served as senior political officer for the Office of the Special Representative of the European Union for Afghanistan. Sharifi was trained as a medical doctor in Afghanistan and received a Fulbright scholarship to study journalism at the University of Maryland in the USA. He is a frequent commentator on issues of Afghanistan on Afghan and international media. His opinion pieces have appeared in global media outlets, including South Asia Global Affairs journal and Foreign Policy magazine.

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