Newcastle-based Afghan refugees wait anxiously for news of family

Gabriel Fowler
By Gabriel Fowler
August 27 2021 - 7:00pm
CRITICAL: Former Afghan journalist Aziza Amwari, who now lives in Jesmond, says she has been blacklisted by the Taliban. She hopes to save her son who is waiting on a visa while in hiding in Kabul. Pictures: Jonathan Carroll.

AS a single female journalist who fled Afghanistan in fear for her safety, Aziza Amwari knows her name is on the Taliban's blacklist - along with that of her son, and other family members.


Gabriel Fowler

Gabriel Fowler


A Walkley-award winning journalist with 20 years experience, Gabriel writes for the Newcastle Herald across a range of areas and issues including social justice & community welfare, crime/court reporting, health, human interest.

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