Afghan Biographies

Mudaqiq, Mohammad Amin Mudaqeq

Name Mudaqiq, Mohammad Amin Mudaqeq
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Service Director Radio Mashaal/RFE/RL, Prague
History and Biodata

Mohammad Amin Mudaqiq Ph. 0093-799-047410

1. Former bureau chief for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Afghan branch, Radio Azadi:
Mohammad Amin Mudaqiq (2005 - )

Other officers with Radio Azadi:
Radio Azadi Director Akbar Ayazi (20100215), Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe (RFERL) Hs. 26, Ln. 4 on the right, St. 15 Wazir Akbar Khan, Kabul (PO Box 1471) Phone: 0700 295 871 020 210 2719 Email: Web:

Bureau Chief:
Amin Mudaqeq

2. Previous Functions Mohammad Amin Mudaqiq:
US Embassy Pakistan (1989-2002)
US Embassy Kabul (2002--2004)
Bureau Chief Radio Azadi Kabul (2004-2011)
Senior Edior RFE/RL Prague (20110200-20110600)
Service Director Radio Mashaal/RFE/RL, Prague (20110600-Present [20130613])

3. Biodata:
Mudaqeq_AminMohammad Amin Mudaqiq is the bureau chief for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Afghan branch, Radio Azadi (20100823). Student in Mazar-i-Sharif in 1972, studied Islamic law and art subjects in school, second subject beside regular study has always been journalism. During the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in 1980s, he wrote hundreds of stories which highlighted the plight of Afghan refugees and those Afghans living under Soviet occupation. After working as a journalist and broadcaster for over a decade, he became a media specialist for the Afghan section of the US Embassy in Pakistan in 1989. He continued in that job for 16 years until Radio Azadi offered me this job as bureau chief to lead a group of about 100 journalists, artists, and playwrights. It was a difficult start as he had to jump from a theoretical business as an analyst to a pragmatic job as media manager.


Background Radio Azadi:
Radio Azadi, the Afghan bureau of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, is on the air 12 hours a day, seven days a week, half the time in Pashto, half the time in Dari. What Radio Azadi does is known as “surrogate broadcasting,” meaning the content is Afghan-produced as a way for Afghans to get news and views in a place where otherwise they have to be delivered mostly face-to-face. And there is no agenda except to be factual (although facts are an agenda item if you care about freedom, which is what Azadi means in Dari). Amin Mudaqiq, has 120 staff members and freelancers. They produce news bulletins, news in depth, and features on social, political, and economic topics plus a couple of hours a day of Afghan music and even some comedy: “Police announced today that all the people who have passed their driver’s license test must now learn to drive.”


Background Radio Mashaal:
Radio Mashaal was launched in January 2010 in order to counter a growing number of Islamic extremist radio stations in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province (now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the border with Afghanistan.

Last Modified 2013-06-13
Established 2010-09-10