A CNN journalist who appeared on TV wearing a hijab leaves Afghanistan on a packed plane and posts photos

North American Clarissa Ward is highlighted in coverage of events in Afghanistan Photo: Reproduction

Reporter Clarissa Ward, Joe attracted attention by wearing the “hijab” – traditional Islamic women’s clothing – in a live entry on CNN, left Afghanistan. She posted pictures on her Instagram of the inside of a plane, with people fleeing the country as a result of the Taliban takeover.

“Finally leaving Kabul. Thinking of all those who can’t go, who have been waiting for days, or who are hiding in their homes, afraid to leave,” wrote Clarissa.

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Clarissa Ward is 41 years old and her experience covering conflict situations is nothing new in her career. CNN reporters interviewing Taliban fighters have been to Palestine, Israel, Lebanon and Iraq. In Syria, Clarissa was a few meters away from the bombed areas.

Even as the flight of several journalists out of fear of being killed by the Taliban watched, Ward remained firmly in the coverage while her husband, German Philipp von Bernstorff, lived in London for the couple’s two children – 1 and 3 years old. Take care of age.

North American Clarissa Ward is highlighted in coverage of events in Afghanistan Photo: Reproduction

The journalist’s performance was also commented on by Congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro, who incited feminists about the reporter’s use of traditional clothing. Eduardo posted a print on Twitter showing the reporter wearing a “hijab”. He wrote in the caption, “Hey feminists, I’ve got a reason for you here.”

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About the author: Muhammad Wayne

Wayne is a reporter who covers everything from oil trading to China's biggest conglomerates and technology companies. Originally from Chicago, he is a graduate of New York University's business and economic reporting program.

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