Afghan Biographies

Mahdi, Sami

Name Mahdi, Sami
Ethnic backgr. Hazara
Date of birth 1984
Function/Grade Journalist
History and Biodata

2. Previous Function:
CEO Kurshid TV, 1TV News, TOLO TV (2007 - 2013)
Director PAYK Investigative Journalism Center (2013 - 2019)
Associate Director TOLO News (2016 - 2019)
Lecturer Kabul University
Radio Free Europe , Kabul, Afghanistan Desk Chief / Radio Azadi / Radio Liberty (20190500, 20201112)

2. Biodata:
Sami Mahdi Samiullah Mahdi was born 1984 in Afghanistan. Education: Nizami Ganjavi High School (1997 - 2002), BA Law and Political Science, Kabul University (2004 - 2009), MA International Relations, University of Massachusetts Boston (2014 - 2016)
Mahdi took an interest in women’s rights after noticing that his education and career opportunities differed dramatically from those of his own mother, who married at 16 and had eight children.

He was an unsuccessful Wolesi Jirga 2018 election candidate.

He speaks Dari, Pashtu and English

Last Modified 2020-11-12
Established 2020-11-12