Pakistani youth activist Malala Yousafzai was awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, an honor she shares with Kailash Satyarthi, who has long been campaigning against child exploitation in neighboring India. But until about two years ago, Malala was just a 15-year old blogger on a school bus with her friends. It was Oct. 9, 2012, when armed Taliban men boarded Malala's bus and shot her in the head. She endured a intense operation in Pakistan that left her with a (temporary) metal plate in her head while they stored a piece of her skull in her abdomen, to reattach when she's healed enough. She was then airlifted to a hospital in Birmingham, England, where she had more medical treatment and extensive rehabilitation. The rest of her story has played out before the media. Nine months after she was shot, Malala gave a now-famous speech at the UN. "They thought that the bullets would silence us. But they failed,” she said. “And then, out of that silence came thousands of voices. … Weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage was born." Her never-ending altruism is truly something to admire. I rank this evidence as 4 because although it is more detailed than the last article, it sort of makes small talk and adds a bit of an unprofessional atmosphere.
A year ago, schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen. Her "crime" was to have defended the right of girls to be educated. We learn how a single girl's valor and intrepidness render guns and bombs as useless. I rank this evidence as 1 because the tone, detail, and quality in general is superb. When the article gets to the part where the girl's are talking about their future plans, you can really feel the atmosphere of young minds soaring to news heights. It's very awe-inspiring.
Everyone who laid eyes on Malala Yousafzai knew the Pakistani schoolgirl was something special. When her mountain town of Mingora fell under Taliban rule, her courage made her a powerful symbol. And now, after last fall’s attempt to "silence" the 15-year-old, she is more dangerous to Pakistan’s status quo than ever before. Marie Brenner learns how the media handed a megaphone to a kid who wanted more from her country, and how a teenage girl's conviction battled the guns and bombs of the Taliban. I rank this evidence as because 2 because it was very descriptive with a professional tone and there really wasn't anything wrong with it, other than it started kind of awkwardly. This made the flow ripple a bit but otherwise the rest is very good.
The life of Malala Yousafzai, the intrepid, Pakistani blogger who survived being shot by the Taliban and was not fazed in the slightest by it. She became the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Accepting the award, Malala claimed that "This award is not just for me. It is for those forgotten children who want education. It is for those frightened children who want peace. It is for those voiceless children who want change." I rank this evidence as 5 because although it gives me good information, it's not very descriptive on the events that occurred to Malala.
Malala Yousafzai was born on July 12, 1997, in Mingora, the largest city in the Swat Valley in what is now the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. She is the daughter of Ziauddin and Tor Pekai Yousafzai and has two younger brothers. She spoke out her beliefs, and ended up getting shot on her bus home for it. She was flown out to a hostipal in the U.K. to undergo intense healing surgery. Despite the events she survived, and wasn't discouraged in the least in her passion. She then philathropicly created the Malala Fund in 2013, which educated young girls to voice their thoughts and exercise their rights despite their restrictions from wherever they lived. She won a Nobel peace prize in 2014, becoming the youngest person to ever get one. I ranked this evidence as 3 because although it does have that professional tone, it needs to add a bit more detail to the article, and needs to flow more smoothly.
Malala Yousafzai is My Hero because of her great acts of valor. I know this because in the article it said,"As a young girl, Malala Yousafzai defied the Taliban in Pakistan and demanded that girls be allowed to receive an education. She was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012, but survived and went on to receive the Nobel Peace Prize." (Paragraph 1) They also said,"Yousafzai attended a school that her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, had founded. After the Taliban began attacking girls' schools in Swat, Malala gave a speech in Peshawar, Pakistan, in September 2008. The title of her talk was, "How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?" (Paragraph 4) Plus, they also said,"In early 2009, Yousafzai began blogging for the BBC about living under the Taliban's threats to deny her an education...With a growing public platform, Yousafzai continued to speak out about her right, and the right of all women, to an education. Her activism resulted in a nomination for the International Children's Peace Prize in 2011. That same year, she was awarded Pakistan's National Youth Peace Prize." (Paragraph 5) This shows that Malala is a hero because the article says itself her acts of valor by speaking up her thoughts and voicing her troubles that many other girls shared but were too scared to make vocal.