Kamran Mir Hazar

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Kamran Mir Hazar
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Born 1976
Nationality Norwegian
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 Norwegian 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] Kamran Mir Hazar is a member of the Norwegian PEN and The Norwegian Writers' Center.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5] Refugee Face is another website that he has launched in 2011.[6] As a journalist he is also one of The Guardian contributors.[7]

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.[8] Kamran Mir Hazar himself was detained twice, threatened by security agents in Afghanistan.[9] The Kabul Press website is also blocked and banned in Afghanistan and Iran. Kabul Press is accessible only via non-governmental ISPs in Afghanistan.[10][11][12] It can be reached indirectly from Iran and Afghanistan for those who use government internet service.[13]

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.[14] He has published also a book titled Reading and Writing which is on literary criticism and new generation of Afghanistan literature.[15] He has attended to several international literary events such as Poetry International Festival, Rotterdam Netherland[16] and the International Poetry Festival of Medellin, Colombia.[17] Kamran Mir Hazar has established Raha Pen in 2002.[18] 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.[19][20] In 2014, a poetry anthology and a collaborative poem titled Poems for the Hazara published by Kamran Mir Hazar. 125 poets from 68 countries have contributed to this book. Book Stream of Deer which is an English version of his poems published in 2014.[21]


  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. ^ "Kamran Mir Hazar - Forfatterkatalogen". NORSK FORFATTERSENTRUM. Retrieved 2015-11-29. 
  4. ^ "About Kabul Press - Kabul Press | Afghanistan Press | کابل پرس | افغانستان پرس". Kabul Press. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  5. ^ "Poetry International Web - Kamran Mir Hazar". Poetryinternational.org. 2010-05-28. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  6. ^ "Flyktninger | Refugees | پناهندگان". Refugeeface.com. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  7. ^ "Kamran Mir Hazar". London: The Guardian. 2009-06-10. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ "Web journalist detained twice, threatened by security agents - Committee to Protect Journalists". Cpj.org. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ 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. 
  12. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110105184337/http://www.internews.org/pubs/afghanistan/070301_jfr_20.shtm. Archived from the original on January 5, 2011. Retrieved August 7, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ "Iran Open Publishing Group - làhne tonde àsbi dàr ezlâye pàrvâneh shodàn - Mir Haz". Entesharate-iran.com. 2007-12-16. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  15. ^ "Poetry International Web - Kamran Mir Hazar". Afghanistan.poetryinternational.org. 2010-05-28. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  16. ^ "Kamran Mir Hazar". 2010.poetry.nl. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  17. ^ "Programación XX Festival Internacional de Poesía de Medellín". Festivaldepoesiademedellin.org. 2011-06-21. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  18. ^ "New Generation of Afghan Literature". Raha Pen. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  19. ^ "Chorro De Ciervos (Spanish Edition)". Kamran Mir Hazar Work and Poetry. 2012-08-04. Retrieved 2012-10-25. 
  20. ^ "Chorro De Ciervos (Spanish Edition)". Amazon. 2012-08-04. Retrieved 2012-10-25. 
  21. ^ "Stream of Deer: Poems". Amazon. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 

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