Yesterday Zakia Zaki was shot seven times, including in the chest and head, as she slept with her 20-month-old son at her home north of Kabul, Afghanistan. Her three year old son witnessed her death, when three men armed with pistols and rifles, broke into her home and shot Zaki into the bedroom.
As you may imagine, women journalists in Afghanistan are extremely rare. Yet, just a few days ago a woman newsreader there was also killed. "Authorities" are making vague statements that the reason for her killing was "family-related".
There's comfort in discovering that Zakia's story attracts the attention of many around the world as it is BBC’s sixth most “popular” story right now.