(Kabul, Afghanistan) RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan has won the “Appreciation Award for Supporting Sports in Afghanistan” by the Afghan Paralympic Committee for its coverage of the nation's paralympic athletes.
Radio Free Afghanistan received one of four medals from the committee and was the only media organization to be honored with such an award.
“Under Taliban rule, an organization like the Paralympic Committee did not exist,” says Akbar Ayazi, Director of Radio Free Afghanistan. “This makes the achievements of all of Afghanistan’s international athletes more significant. We are honored to have the opportunity to report on these national heroes.”
About Radio Free Afghanistan
Radio Free Afghanistan, the Dari- and Pashto-language service of RFE/RL, broadcasts 12 hours of programming a day, with programs produced in Prague and the service's Kabul Bureau and transmitted to listeners via shortwave, satellite and AM and FM signals provided by the International Broadcasting Bureau. Radio Free Afghanistan programming is also available on the Internet at www.azadiradio.org and at www.rferl.org; English-language news about events in Afghanistan can be found on the RFE/RL website.