EPISODE 10 Shammi Haque from Bangladesh

Stimmen für die Freiheit

Nov 19

39 min 32 sec

Already at the age of 20, Shammi Haque was a seasoned and widely known social activist, blogger and journalist. Most of her topics touched on tabus within the conservative and patriarchal society. But when she started to write about the growing influence of radical political Islam her life changed dramatically. She was threatened with rape and murder. Numerous of her blogger friends were killed. That was the moment the young woman decided she had to leave. Today Shammi lives in Germany. She has mastered the language up to the point to work at a German newspaper. "I enjoy my freedom every single day", she says. And she has a clear message: "Here everything is possible! Just do it!"

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