"I have been honored": Malala on winning Nobel Peace Prize
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 01:24
Girls education advocate Malala Yousafzai says she is ''honored'' as she shares the Nobel Peace Prize with Indian child advocate Kailash Satyarthi. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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--PART VIDEO AS INCOMING -- Seventeen year old Malala Yousafzai becomes the youngest ever Nobel Peace Laureate. In 2012 she was attacked in Pakistan's Swat Valley as a punishment for a blog that she wrote as an 11-year-old to campaign against the Taliban's efforts to deny women an education. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE MALALA YOUSAFZAI , SAYING: "I am feeling honored that I am being chosen as a Nobel laureate and I have been honored with this precious award the Nobel peace prize." In Pakistan she is now celebrated. (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) RESIDENT OF KARACHI, ABDUL MUJEEB, SAYING: "I would say it is a good thing for Muslims. This is a great honor for Muslim countries and Muslim nations. Nothing could be better than this." It's a sentiment being echoed in neighboring Afghanistan, where the Taliban still wields influence over the lives of women and girls. At a Kabul amusement park, Malala's prize was a cause for celebration. (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) AFGHAN SCHOOLGIRL, SAMEENA JAN, SAYING: "I am so delighted about Malala. She deserves to win the Nobel prize. We wish to have such a girl in Afghanistan to make our country popular in the world and defend women's rights." It's message Malala now says she intends to promote in her new role as a Nobel prize laureate.
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