Tayyeb Afridi grew up in Pakistan’s tribal areas. After studying journalism at the University of Peshawar, he worked as a reporter on local radio and print media. In 2006, he became a producer for Radio Khyber, which broadcasts in the region of the Khyber Pass. Here he began the first-ever radio bulletins of local news, which ran for two years despite the dangers posed by militancy in the region. Two years ago, he joined Internews Network, an international media development agency, to help organize training courses for local radio stations. Led by his passion to empower citizens in northwestern Pakistan, he is now establishing a news agency to broadcast balanced local news coverage for the tribal areas and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa on radio, online and mobile platforms.
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