Afrah Nasser

Multi-award-winning Yemeni journalist and human rights blogger.

Afrah Nasser is a multi-award-winning independent Yemeni freelance journalist and blogger focusing on Human Rights violations. In her hometown, Sana’a, she's worked as a reporter at Yemen Observer newspaper (2008-2011). When Yemen’s 2011 uprising began, Nasser dodged censorship at the newspaper and started to blog about the uprising. Her blog was featured as one of the 10 must-read blogs from the Middle East by CNN and one of the top Middle East blogs by Al-Monitor. The blog has also brought her death-threats for her anti-regime writings. Accordingly, Nasser became a political refugee in Sweden and continued reporting on Yemen’s political affairs as a freelance journalist for dozens of publications worldwide; such as CNN, Al Jazeera English, The National, Middle East Eye, New Arab and others. She has also worked with Swedish Radio and several Swedish organizations. Nasser is the recepient: Committee to Protect Journalists' 2017 International Free Press Award, the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society's 2017 Eldh-Ekblads Peace Prize, Swedish 2016 Pennskaft Prize, Swedish Publicists Club's 2014 Dawit Issak prize. Nasser was featured in BBC’s '100 women who changed the world' media coverage” in 2013 and she has been featured twice as one of the 100 most influential Arabs by Business Arabian. Nasser holds B.A. in English Linguistics from Sana’a University and M.A. in Communication from the University of Gothenburg. She tweets at: @afrahnasser & blogs at: