Malala, Hailed Around The World, Controversial At Home

NPR | Dec. 10, 2013 6:12 p.m.

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Philip Reeves

Malala Yousafzai is feted across the world for her courageous stance against the Taliban’s violent repression of the right of girls to be educated. The 16-year-old has become the poster child for the West’s core values of gender equality and liberal democracy. But some Pakistanis wonder whether she’s being exploited.


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