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Apple TV+ announces programming partnership with Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai

Now here’s an inspiration woman, and so it’s wonderful news that Malala Yousafzai is working with Apple TV+ to produce a multiyear programming partnership with the women’s rights activist and youngest Nobel laureate. Building on their longstanding relationship, they plan to develop original programming that incorporates dramas, comedies, documentaries, animation, and children’s series, and draw on her ability to inspire people around the world.  She had this to say:

“I believe in the power of stories to bring families together, forge friendships, build movements, and inspire children to dream, and I couldn’t ask for a better partner than Apple to help bring these stories to life. I’m grateful for the opportunity to support women, young people, writers, and artists in reflecting the world as they see it.”

At age 16, Malala published her best-selling memoir, “I Am Malala.” She’s since written two more books, starred in a documentary about her early life, and created Assembly, a digital publication for girls and young women available on Apple News. Since launching in 2018, Assembly has published stories from young women in more than 100 countries and in over 20 languages.

Malala also founded Malala Fund to champion every girl’s right to 12 years of safe, free, quality education. In 2018, Apple became Malala Fund’s first Laureate partner, supporting the organization’s work with local advocates and teachers in eight countries where girls face significant education challenges. Apple also assists with technology, curriculum, and research into policy changes to support girls’ education. The partnership has since expanded, and in Brazil, Apple’s 10 Developer Academies have partnered with Malala Fund to advance girls’ education opportunities there and around the world.

We’ll bring you the latest from Malala’s new production company Extracurricular, for Apple TV+, as we hear.

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