Kamran Mir Hazar

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Kamran Mir Hazar
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Born 1976
Known for Poet, journalist and human rights activist
Website
www.kamranmirhazar.com

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Kamran Mir Hazar (Dari/ Hazaragi : کامران میرهزار) (born 1976) is a Hazara poet, journalist and human rights activist. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Kabul Press and Refugee Face. He has won various awards for his work and critical reporting, including a Hellman/ Hammett grant from American Human Rights Watch in 2008 [1] and Freedom award from Afghanistan Civil Society Forum in 2007.[2]

Journalistic work[edit]

Kamran Mir Hazar has worked over 10 years as a journalist, news editor and editor-in-chief. In 2004 he has launched Kabul Press which is the most read news website of Afghanistan.[3] In 2005 he has started publishing Hot Tea in Kabul. In 2006 he has worked as news editor for a national radio called Killid. A year after he has worked for Salam Watandar radio, a radio which is supported by Internews.[4] Refugee Face is another website that he has launched in 2011.[5] As a journalist he is also one of The Guardian contributors.[6]

One of Kamran Mir Hazar's books, Censorship in Afghanistan is published by Norway’s IP Plans e-Books. This book was written in the Dari language, it is the first book to explore the systematic suppression of free speech in Afghanistan that has been a feature of its ruling authorities for hundreds of years.[7] Kamran Mir Hazar himself was detained twice, threatened by security agents in Afghanistan.[8] The Kabul Press website is also blocked and banned in Afghanistan and Iran. Kabul Press is accessible only via non-governmental ISPs in Afghanistan.[9][10][11] It can be reached indirectly from Iran and Afghanistan for those who use government internet service.[12]

Literary work[edit]

Kamran Mir Hazar has published two poetry collections. The first one's name is Ketab e Mehr and the second one is làhne tonde àsbi dàr ezlâye pàrvâneh shodàn.[13] He has published also a book titled Reading and Writing which is on literary criticism and new generation of Afghanistan literature.[14] He has attended to several international literary events such as Poetry International Festival, Rotterdam Netherland[15] and the International Poetry Festival of Medellin, Colombia.[16] Kamran Mir Hazar has established Raha Pen in 2002.[17] in July 2012, a collection of Kamran Mir Hazar's poetries have been translated and published in Spanish. This collection is titled Chorro De Ciervos.[18][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Banned, Censored, Harassed and Jailed | Human Rights Watch". Human Rights Watch. 2008-07-22. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  2. ^ "مجتمع جامعهء مدنی افغانستان (مجما)". Acsf.af. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  3. ^ "About Kabul Press - Kabul Press | Afghanistan Press | کابل پرس | افغانستان پرس". Kabul Press. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  4. ^ "Poetry International Web - Kamran Mir Hazar". Poetryinternational.org. 2010-05-28. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  5. ^ "Flyktninger | Refugees | پناهندگان". Refugeeface.com. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  6. ^ "Kamran Mir Hazar". London: The Guardian. 2009-06-10. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  7. ^ Robert Maier (2010-03-11). "Censorship in Afghanistan: Death to journalists - Kabul Press | Afghanistan Press | کابل پرس | افغانستان پرس". Kabul Press. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  8. ^ "Web journalist detained twice, threatened by security agents - Committee to Protect Journalists". Cpj.org. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  9. ^ Robert Maier. "Afghan government orders gag on free press: Is this what NATO is fighting for? - Kabul Press | Afghanistan Press | کابل پرس | افغانستان پرس". Kabul Press. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  10. ^ Robert Maier (2010-01-01). "Kabulpress.org website banned by Iranian government - Kabul Press | Afghanistan Press | کابل پرس | افغانستان پرس". Kabul Press. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  11. ^ [1][dead link]
  12. ^ کابل پرس افغانستان پرس. "چگونه با فیلتر کابل پرس در افغانستان مبارزه کنیم؟ راه های آسان برای عبور از فیلتر و دسترسی به کابل پرس - Kabul Press | Afghanistan Press | کابل پرس | افغانستان پرس". Kabul Press. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  13. ^ "Iran Open Publishing Group - làhne tonde àsbi dàr ezlâye pàrvâneh shodàn - Mir Haz". Entesharate-iran.com. 2007-12-16. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  14. ^ "Poetry International Web - Kamran Mir Hazar". Afghanistan.poetryinternational.org. 2010-05-28. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  15. ^ "Kamran Mir Hazar". 2010.poetry.nl. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  16. ^ "Programación XX Festival Internacional de Poesía de Medellín". Festivaldepoesiademedellin.org. 2011-06-21. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  17. ^ "New Generation of Afghan Literature". Raha Pen. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  18. ^ "Chorro De Ciervos (Spanish Edition)". Kamran Mir Hazar Work and Poetry. 2012-08-04. Retrieved 2012-10-25. 
  19. ^ "Chorro De Ciervos (Spanish Edition)". Amazon. 2012-08-04. Retrieved 2012-10-25. 

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