IRIB chief names woman as deputy for radio affairs

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Nasrin Abravani has become the first woman to take charge of the Radio Department of Iran’s broadcaster.

The head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) has picked a woman as his deputy for radio affairs.

Mohammad Sarafraz on Saturday appointed Nasrin Abravani as his deputy to regulate radio affairs of Iran’s broadcasting service.

Abravani is the first woman ever appointed to the post. She replaces Mohammad Hossein Sufi who assumed the post in 2008.

A graduate of Persian language and literature, Abravani has served as director of Radio Payam, a popular radio station which broadcasts music and news items. She has also served as news editor and writer in radio programs since 1997.

Launched in 1926, Iran radio department governs 27 national radio stations, broadcasting programs for various ethnic groups inside Iran.

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