Afghan Biographies

Ghalib, Gulistan Ghaleb

Name Ghalib, Gulistan Ghaleb
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1954
Function/Grade Journalist
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Director of the board of the Jalalabad office of the radio station 1982,
Broadcasting director of the state-controlled Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) 1996,
Television director at RTA in Jalalabad, 20011200 - 2007,
Sharq television (2008 - )

3. Biodata:
Ghalib Ghulistan was born 1954 in his native village Shaga near Jalalabad, Nangahar Province. He is a Journalist. He was also was one of the journalists who began the first journalist association in Afghanistan in the 1980s. After he learned that the Taliban were after him, he quietly sold everything he owned for a mere US$ 2,000 and fled his village along with his wife, two sons and four daughters to Pakistan, where he would spend two years as a refugee in 1999. After the Taliban were toppled from power, Mr Ghalib also returned from Pakistan and headed straight to Jalalabad and took up the position of television director at RTA in December 2001. One year later, he was promoted to the overall director of RTA and continued in that position until 2007, when Nangarhar Governor Gul Agha Sherzai fired him after “RTA covered a news report about corruption involved in the release of perpetrators in an abduction case.”

Last Modified 2011-04-13
Established 2010-05-02