The fearless young girl shot by the Taliban is inspiring a global movement
for girls’ education
Special Edition of “20/20″ Airs Friday, October 11 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Malala Yousafzai, a 15-year-old schoolgirl from Pakistan, was shot in the head by Taliban assassins in October 2012 because she wanted to go to school. Her story of courage, determination and hope for learning in the face of almost unimaginable odds captured the attention of the world and has inspired a global movement for girls’ education.
In an exclusive television interview with “ABC World News” Anchor Diane Sawyer, Malala describes her passion for learning despite threats from the Taliban and recounts the moments leading up to the assassination attempt on her life and her miraculous recovery.
Sawyer’s interview with Malala will air starting Monday, October 7 on all ABC News broadcasts and platforms, including “World News with Diane Sawyer,” “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” ABCNews.com, Yahoo! and ABC News Radio, leading up to a full-hour, special edition of “20/20″ on Friday, October 11 at 10:00 PM ET/PT.
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Malala has been nominated for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. The winner will be announced on Friday, October 11 in Oslo, Norway. If she wins, Malala will be the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
ABC News has partnered with BBC to tell Malala’s story to a worldwide audience. ABC and BBC interviews air in conjunction with the publication of Malala’s memoir, “I Am Malala” (Little, Brown), on October 8, the day before the one-year anniversary of the assassination attempt on Malala’s life.
Newsmakers from presidents and world leaders to Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly, Amanda Knox and Jaycee Dugard continue to turn first to “ABC World News” Anchor Diane Sawyer to share their stories.
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