Farida Anwary was born in Kabul Afghanistan to
wealthy parents. Her Father was a well known doctor, and she an
ambitious little girl full of energy and drive. Farida finished
her primary school in Afghanistan thereafter attempted to earn a
higher degree. With the encouragement of peers and her ambition to
become a journalist, she earned a degree in communications and
broadcast journalism from Faculty of literature of Kabul
University in 1968. Upon completion of her Bachelor program in
Kabul, she sought elsewhere for higher education since Kabul
university was not equipped with the lasted broadcast media.
Farida Anwary traveled to United States of America to fulfill her
desire for higher education, completed a Bachelor of Arts degree
in Communication and Broadcast Journalism from
in St Charles, Missouri in 1971.
return to Kabul she obtained a job as Assistant Director of Arts
and Literature at Radio and Television of Afghanistan where she
planned programming with producers, arranged monthly programming
schedules, planned and produced specials and holiday programs.
She was in charge
of requiting new talent for Afghan Television and is responsible
Najim, Akbar Nekzad, and many more. She was the creator of many
hit Radio and Television programs such as "Az har Chaman Samaney"
"Pasukh Chest?" and much more.
Farida Anwari was
not only a journalist, producer and recruiter, but also a great
director whom directed many plays and serials for newly born
Afghan Radio Television and She trained and assisted producers in
sound effect equipment. Farida Anwary became an household name in
the late 70s and early 80 as a journalist for all media. She was
an corner stone of Afghan TV, Radio and Print Media.
left Afghanistan in the early 80s and had migrated to India, where
she created and produced plays and was the president of Afghan
Radio in India. With a brief stay in Europe, Farida migrated to
United States and moved in to a densely populated afghan community
in Fremont California known as little Kabul. In California she
began work on a weekly one hour televion program which came to be
too costly for the new emigrant, so she began work on a daily
radio program which aired 2 hours a day entitled "Radio Naqsh ha e
Jawidan" where she was well received by the public. By 1994
Afghans from all parts of United States would record and broadcast
the shows in their local cities.
saw the need to broadcast nationally to United States and Canada,
and in 1998 began to assemble a group of journalists and new
voices such as Fatima Hotak, Homyoon Jalali and for the young
audience she assembled Shafi Sekandari, Wahid Momand, Maria Ayar,
and Mizgon Zahir to create a 24 hour radio program "Radio 24 hours
Voice of Afghanistan"later known as "Afghanistan
The audience reached well over 100,000 listeners in north America.
Unfortunately the satellite broadcast company was bankrupt and the
phenomenon came to a sudden end. She is a contributor to
A second venture
into satellite broadcasting was launched in 2000 but was not
successful in creating an audience and quickly folded. She
ventured into local television broadcasting when
Radio Free Afghanistan,
a sudsier of Radio Liberty and Radio Free Europe called the
veteran to broadcast from Europe into Afghanistan, the broadcast
can be heard in Asia and the rest of the world through the
internet. You may listen to Farida Anwari's broadcasts here at