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Malala Yousafzai teams up with Apple to produce new dramas, documentaries

The Nobel Peace Prize winner is expanding an already existing partnership with the tech giant.

Malala Yousafzai teams up with Apple to produce new dramas, documentaries

FILE PHOTO: Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai poses for photographs during the Education and Development G7 Ministers Summit in Paris, France, July 5, 2019. Christophe Petit Tesson/Pool via REUTERS

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has partnered with Apple Inc to produce several new programmes including dramas, children series' and documentaries that would air on the tech giant's streaming service.

Yousafzai and her production company, Extracurricular, is expanding an already existing partnership with Apple, a blog post on the company's website said on Monday (Mar 8).

In 2018, the iPhone maker teamed up with Yousafzai on "Malala Fund" that seeks to extend secondary education opportunities to girls' across the globe.

Yousafzai, 23, survived being shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012, after she was targeted for her campaign against efforts by the Taliban to deny women education. She graduated from Oxford University last year.

The girls' education champion joins a roster of artistes that have signed up to work with the Apple TV+ streaming service, including Oprah Winfrey, Martin Scorsese, Octavia Spencer, Alfonso Cuaron, Reese Witherspoon and Tom Hanks.

(Source: Reuters)

Source: Reuters/sr

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