Afghan Biographies

Bomia, Mohammad Zia

Name Bomia, Mohammad Zia
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Mahal News Director
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Chief of state controlled Bakhter news
Amanat Independent Newspaper, Assistant (20051107)
Member of the Independent Journalists Union (20051209)
Member of South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA)
Head of the South Asian Free Media Office (SAFMA)  in Afghanistan (20090311, 20101015, 20140125)
Director Mahal News Agency Kabul (20110515)
Cultural advisor at the Information and Culture Ministry (20121019)

3. Biodata:
Zia Bomia heads a Journalists’ Defence Committee (20110131) said that IWPR output which provides a valuable resource for both the Afghan and the international media. He was a founding member of a new union of independent journalists in Afghanistan. His Mahal News Agency is a unknown - may be one man only - up to now not relevant organisation. It only surfaced and suddenly gained prominence with a report in Zia Bomia's name about Taliban using Twitter (20110515)

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