Fariba Nawa

Fariba Nawa was selected for the 2021 European Press Prize shortlist with ‘Sisters of Europe.’

Fariba Nawa has been covering global news for 20 years from places like Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Pakistan and now Turkey. She is also a speaker and author of critically-acclaimed Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords and One Woman’s Journey through Afghanistan. She reports for NPR, PRI’s The World, the New Yorker, Financial Times, The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, among others. A native Afghan, Fariba is fluent in Farsi/Dari and can get by in Arabic and Turkish.