Yousafzai named Communicator of the Year

Malala Yousafzai was named Communicator of the Year at the 2013 PRWeek Awards on Thursday night in New York City.

Malala Yousafzai was named Communicator of the Year at the 2013 PRWeek Awards on Thursday night in New York City. Yousafzai, 15, is a Pakistani schoolgirl and activist who has become a global symbol of empowerment for her efforts on behalf of education and women's rights.

A native of the Swat Valley, where the Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school, Yousafzai in early 2009 penned a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC that chronicled her life under Taliban rule.

In October 2012, Taliban gunmen shot Yousafzai in the head as she was returning home on a school bus. She then rehabilitated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England.

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