PRAGUE -- RFE/RL is proud to announce the appointment of Qadir Habib as Director of its Afghan Service, effective September 2, 2019. Habib has served as Acting Director of the Dari- and Pashto-language broadcaster, known locally as Radio Azadi, since April 2019; previously, he was the Service’s managing editor, supervising 12 hours of daily broadcasts to millions of listeners inside the country and among the Afghan diaspora worldwide. He was one of the first journalists to join the re-constituted Service in 2002, and has worked both at its bureau in Kabul and headquarters in Prague. In his various roles, he has reported groundbreaking stories, conducted exclusive interviews with policymakers and leaders, and hosted popular talk shows on Afghanistan’s security, political, economic, and social issues. Habib holds a Master of Arts degree in Strategic Communication from La Salle University in Philadelphia, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Cairo University in Egypt.