HOST OF "WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE IN AFGHANISTAN"

Khatera Yusufi (Part I)

​Afghan journalist, television personality, writer, and social activist

 

     Afghan media superstar Khatera Yusufi is a force for change in Central and South Asia, and is what we would call a Renaissance woman: a person of many interests and talents.  Khatera is a well-known journalist, television personality, writer, academic, and social activist in Afghanistan and Germany.  She has received many professional awards and much public recognition throughout her career.  

    

     Khatera Yusufi was the popular host of  کی ميخواهد میلیونر شود؟  Kee Mekhwahad Meelyoneer Shud or “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," which was Afghanistan's 52-show franchise of the world-famous television game show.  She also created, produced and hosted “Green View,” a well-known Afghan television talk show similar to “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in the United States.  Overseas, Khatera has worked as a journalist for two German TV channels, and is a prominent women’s rights activist and peace ambassador for several international organizations. 

 

      Khatera is a life-long lover and patron of the arts, and has organized several international literature and cultural festivals.   She has a talent for languages, is fluent in six, and effortlessly moves back and forth between them in her media and cultural engagements.  She is well-read in Persian, French, German, and English literature, and has a special love for the poetry of Rumi.  During her school years, the works of Goethe, Brecht, Hemingway, Rilke and Rumi were among her favorites.... (more)    

 

Read Khatera Yusufi's interview with Edward Zellem (Part 1 of 2)

"A Modern Afghan Media Star"

KHATERA YUSUFI

 

AFGHAN CELEBRITY AND THOUGHT LEADER INTERVIEWS

with Edward Zellem  

HOST OF "WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE IN AFGHANISTAN"

Khatera Yusufi (Part II)

​Afghan journalist, television personality, writer, and social activist

 

     Khatera Yusufi' is a person of bold and revolutionary thoughts, and she is accustomed to translating these thoughts into action.  Even before the fall of the Taliban in 2001, she used her considerable intelligence, popularity and charm to publicly advocate for peace and women’s rights in Afghanistan.  She continues to do so today as a powerful role model and inspiration for all Afghans, and for men and women around the world.    

    

     In 1970s America, the jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron famously sang that “The Revolution Will Not be Televised,” and those words became an important slogan in social movements. The slogan may have been true in 1970, but times have changed.  In today’s world, modern communications and social media are powerful tools to influence social change.

 

In Part Two of our interview, Khatera Yusufi speaks of the possibility of an Afghan Renaissance with social revolution and action through film, television, and social media..... (more)         

 

Read Part 2 of Khatera Yusufi's interview with Edward Zellem

"The Afghan Social Revolution Will Be Televised"