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Baseera Rafiqi baseeraRafiqi

Baseera Rafiqi is an independent journalist from Sopore, one of the worst-hit areas during the armed insurgency in Kashmir. Over the past five years, she has been reporting and writing for local and national media, focusing on issues related to women, children and conflict. She was awarded the Media Peace Fellow by SAVE the Children in 2016. Follow her work here and @baseeraRafiqi.

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