"A few years after I started working as a camerawoman in the region where I live in Pakistan, I got attacked by a group of men furious over my filming," writes 38-year-old Shazia Bhatti, AFP's videographer in Pakistan's city of Multan.
"They pushed and shoved me and broke my camera. My worried mother and siblings urged me to stop with the journalism and find work in an office, or a job that I could do from home. I refused.
“'There is no place that is completely safe for a woman in Pakistan,' I told them. 'There is danger everywhere you go, there is risk everywhere. I know this job and I like this job, despite the risks. When I work amid danger, it just makes me strong. I feel more alive.'”