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AIB Honors RFE/RL’s Manafi

International Radio Personality of the Year Award goes to program host

Farshid Manafi, host of the show “Pas Farda” on RFE/RL���s Radio Farda Persian language service, was named the International Radio Personality of the Year by the Association of International Broadcasting.

“Pas Farda” is a weekly satire show aimed at Iran and Iranian émigrés. “Pas Farda” has aired some 200 programs. According to a release, the show has 500,000 listeners in Iran and 55,000 Facebook followers.

Manafi said of his award, “I dedicate this award to the people of Iran who, while struggling for freedom in the face of a brutal dictatorship, still manage to find time to laugh.”