Jamila Mujahed

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Jamila Mujahed
Nationality Afghanistan
Occupation journalist
Known for Made the first announcement of the fall of the Taliban over Radio Kabul

Jamila Mujahed is a citizen of Afghanistan.


In 2001, she broadcast the news that the Taliban regime had fallen.[1] Hamida Ghafour, writing in The Daily Telegraph reported that she had appointed a delegate to the Constitutional Loya Jirga. She is not however on the official list of delegates.[2]

In October 2002, the United States Department of State awarded her a liberty award.[3]

Mujahid had been a television journalist prior to the Taliban's seizure of power.[3][4]


  1. ^ Hamida Ghafour (2003-12-22). "Women jailed for leaving husbands: Trying to flee domestic violence seen as a shameful crime". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-04-13. Even so, Jamela Mujahed, one of the 100 female delegates, and a former television presenter who had the distinction of informing Afghans that the Taliban regime collapsed in 2001, was not optimistic that the constitution would improve the lot of women. 
  2. ^ "Members of the afghan constitutional loya jirga". 2003-12-23. Archived from the original on 2011-01-25. Retrieved 2011-01-25. 
  3. ^ a b Paula Dobriansky (2002-10-02). "Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky speech presenting "Liberty Award" to Jamila Mujahed". United States Department of State. Retrieved 2012-04-13. On November 13, 2001, a lone voice over Radio Kabul announced to the people of Afghanistan the fall of the Taliban regime and the liberation of the capital city. While that news was historic in itself, the voice delivering it was almost as important as the message it carried because, for the first time in five years, it was a woman’s voice which filled the streets of Kabul. That voice belonged to Jamila Mujahed, and tonight we honor her as the recipient of Dialogue on Diversity’s special Liberty Award. 
  4. ^ Tom Allen (2002). "So laughter can rise again". National Geographic magazine. Retrieved 2012-04-13. She became the editor-in-chief of Malalai, the first Afghan magazine published for women and another product of AINA assistance.