Apple TV+ announces programming partnership with Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai

Today, Apple is unveiling a multiyear programming partnership with women’s rights activist and youngest Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai. Building on Malala’s longstanding relationship with Apple, her original programming for Apple TV+ will span dramas, comedies, documentaries, animation, and children’s series, and draw on her ability to inspire people around the world.

Apple’s multiyear programming partnership with Malala Yousafzai will span dramas, comedies, documentaries, animation, and children’s series on Apple TV+.
Apple’s multiyear programming partnership with Malala Yousafzai will span dramas, comedies, documentaries, animation, and children’s series on Apple TV+.

“I believe in the power of stories to bring families together, forge friendships, build movements, and inspire children to dream,” said Malala Yousafzai. “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.”

Malala and her new production company Extracurricular join Apple’s burgeoning roster of creative visionaries, including Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Idris Elba, Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Octavia Spencer, Kumail Nanjiani, Alfonso Cuarón, and more.
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.

Apple TV+ is home to award-winning Apple Originals from today’s most imaginative storytellers. Apple TV+ offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment, and is available to watch across all your favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service. Apple Originals have been honored with 78 wins and 297 awards nominations in just over a year, including a Golden Globe Award, Critics Choice Awards, Critics Choice Documentary Awards, Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards, an NAACP Image Award, a Peabody Award, and more.

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  1. Looking forward to more LGBTQIA+ content! Maybe Malala will have a show about women competing against men in women’s sports. That will be fun to watch.

    1. Malala was shot and almost died because she was a young woman seeking a high school education. She is fighting that mindset and rightly so. I am not aware that there are any men facing that sort of discrimination. If there were, I’m sure she would support them, too.

      1. Men are shot every day for their beliefs in the same part of the world, much more so than women.

        That said, comparing women’s rights in Muslim societies is not only on a different page from American women but from a completely different book.

    2. Do you feel that you are an oppressed man because non-Whites are finally gaining some Constitutional and civil rights due to them? If so, then you have an affinity with Q-Anon, Proud Boys, Bugaloo Boys, and Oath Keepers storm troopers with military and police experience who invaded Capital Hill in order to make America great again for White oppressed men who want to regain their rights to control others the movement, thoughts, and behavior of non-Whites.

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