Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

Posts tagged: Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize

Nobel Peace Prize: Not Sima, Again

Thomas Ruttig

Congratulations to Tawakul Karman from Yemen and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee from Liberia for this year’s Nobel Peace Price. The citation given by the Swedish committee that awards the prize is also to the point: it was given for the three laureats’ ‘non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights […]

Rights and Freedoms Read more

No Nobel Price (Yet) for Sima Samar

Thomas Ruttig

The Nobel Committee is never shy of picking a fight. The one it picked this year is with China – by awarding its Peace Prize to the jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo; it has been warned before by Beijing that this could impact on Norwegian-Chinese relations. AAN’s Senior Analysts Thomas Ruttig and Sari Kouvo wished […]

Rights and Freedoms Read more

[Sima] Samar May Win Nobel Prize for Advocacy of Afghan Women’s Rights


Bloomberg, 4 October 2010 Samar, 53, is the “top pick,” said Kristian Berg Harpviken, head of the Oslo-based institute, which ranks potential winners.

Recommended Reads Read more