Waslat Hasrat Nazimi Afghan Journalist

Afghan Correspondent


Waslat Hasrat-Nazimi is a journalist and presenter at Deutsche Welle, the foreign broadcasting service in Germany, which engages in bringing press freedom to countries with restricted media. She is DW’s correspondent for Afghanistan and her reports highlight women and human rights issues in the region. Waslat is also part of the DW Social Media desk, where she manages and presents the Social Media segment during the channel’s TV news show. She truly believes in the power of social media which gives a voice to the people of the conflicted societies which would have otherwise been lost.

Born in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, Waslat fled her home country with her parents to apply for political asylum in Germany. Since then it still doesn’t deter her to travel back to Afghanistan its neighbouring countries and to appreciate their beauty and experience the political situation.

Waslat Hasrat-Nazimi holds a Bachelors degree in Social Science and Media Studies and completed her Masters in Media Studies in Bonn, Germany. Her research focuses primarily on opportunities in the Afghan media which would help build democracy and assist the peace process in Afghanistan.

BASED IN: Between Bonn and Berlin, Germany

LANGUAGES: English, German, Dari and Pashto.


Abortion: Trying to break a major societal taboo, Qantara

Afghans turn to India’s hospitals for treatment, DW


Political vacuum in Afghanistan, DW