Afghan Biographies

Azraq, Masood

Name Azraq, Masood
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Journalist
History and Biodata

3. Biodata:
Masood Azraq Washington Post special correspondent Masood Azraq in Kabul Identity with Ahmad Masood Azraq? Kronetorpsgatan 86 A9 212 27, Malmö Education 1993 English School of International Assistance Mission (IAM), Kabul Certificate: English as a foreign language thought by professional American language teachers. 1996 English School of International Assistance Mission (IAM), Kabul English Teaching Certificate: Learning skills and methods in teaching English as a foreign language. 2003 Lernia School of Swedish Language. Malmö Certificate: Swedish as a foreign language. 2003 Bachelor of Arts (BA), Malmö University, Malmö Major: International Migration and Ethnic Relations cum English Linguistics. Theses: ‘An Analysis of the word terrorism in the Guardian and Arab News online version’. ‘Islam and Aniconism’. 2007-2008 Bachelor of Arts (BA), Malmö University, Dept of International Politics and Human Rights Major: International Relations Thesis: ‘Islamism and Critical Theory’ 2008.Present International Relations Masters Programme at Malmö University Experience 1996 Teacher, ‘English as a foreign language instructor at Bakhtar School of Languages; teaching English to both university and high school students and in the meantime working as the lead examiner at the school. 1998 Reporter for the Kabul Times Weekly, ‘Translating the news from local languages into English and conducting interviews for selected stories. 2000 Communication Officer at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), ‘Recording both the local media and the international media news reports concerning Afghanistan and then translating them into English and preparing a brief and short bulletin of news about Afghanistan.

2001 Senior Translator for USA Today in Kabul, ‘Translating and interpreting for reporters of the USA Today in Kabul and in the meantime conducting interviews and gathering relevant materials for stories. In the absence of USA Today reporters in Kabul, I was responsible to attend conferences and if possible fill in for the USA Today’s reporters in their Kabul bureau. 2003 Radio Monitor for the Intermedia Services, ‘Listening to news reports of both Voice of American and Radio Voice of Liberty and analysing their stories in terms of content, quality and validity in regard to Afghanistan’s situation.

Skills Languages: Proficient in English , Conversationally able in Swedish, Native Language: Pashto, Fluent in Dari

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