WNN Staff

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WNN – Women News Network Staff

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Lys Anzia – WNN Director

In 1979, WNN director, award-winning playwright, (2007) Pushcart Prize nominee and humanitarian journalist – Lys Anzia, was the first woman on the programming board for Public TV Channel 12 KBDI in Denver, CO. After an early career training in public radio with Pacifica affiliate station WPFW in Washington, DC, she continues to produce radio today covering international women’s stories for WINGS – Women’s International News Gathering Service.

Lys is currently the director and curator for Women News Network Video collection
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Drea Knufken – writer/journalist – US

Drea Knufken is a freelance writer living in Boulder, Colorado. She first became aware of international women’s issues when she studied abroad in Accra, Ghana, and saw first-hand the powerful role women had in keeping that country thriving. Reach her via email at air (dot) elements (at) gmail (dot) com.
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Shuriah Niazi – humanitarian journalist – Central India

Journalist Shuriah Niazi is based in Central India. In 2006, he received an award recognition at the sixth Sarojini Naidu journalism awards hosted by The Hunger Project – India. As a journalist, Niazi focuses on human rights and women’s rights development issues.

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Sally Chiwama – gender development journalist – Zambia

Sally Chiwama uses professional training in journalism as ammunition to inform society on the importance of information. As part of the Zambia Media Women Association (ZAMWA) Secretariat, Sally has represented ZAMWA in Kenya, Ethiopia and South Africa.
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Svetlana Bahchevanova – photographer – Bulgaria/US

Bulgarian photographer for WNN, Svetlana Bahchevanova, has exhibited her work in Europe and the United States in galleries and museums and has been published by numerous major newspapers, agencies and magazines such a International Herald Tribune, l’Humanitie, Soar, Pravda, Biography, Reuters and Associated Press.
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