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Jean Khakzad, Former Radio Farda Program Host

Jean Khakzad, veteran journalist for Radio Farda.

Jean Khakzad, a veteran program host, radio producer and editor at Radio Farda, RFE/RL's Iranian Service, has passed away.

Khakzad was a prominent Iranian Journalist. He worked for more than four years as the chief editor of the news for the Iranian National Radio before the Islamic Revolution. After the revolution, he fled the country and lived in exile in France, where he received a PhD. in Communication and Journalism at the University of Montpellier.

His desire to deliver credible information to the Iranian people brought him to RFE/RL, where he spent 20 years as a program host, radio producer, and editor at Radio Farda. He was loved by his audience with whom he was in constant contact through his weekly magazine “Your Voice."

Radio Farda, the Iranian community, and his loyal listeners will remember Khakzad as a fair and dedicated journalist.