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D. Parvaz

D. Parvaz

Editor, Weekend Edition

D. Parvaz is an editor at Weekend Edition. Prior to joining NPR, she worked at several news organizations covering wildfires, riots, earthquakes, a nuclear meltdown, elections, political upheaval and refugee crises in several countries.

She got her start in journalism in Tokyo, where she worked on the international desk of the Asahi Evening News. She went on to work in several U.S. newsrooms, including the Arizona Republic, The Seattle Times, and Seattle Post-Intelligencer, for which she covered features, breaking news and foreign policy. Parvaz was also a senior producer and editor at Al Jazeera, where she reported on conflict, democracy, and human rights for seven years. She's covered a lot of ground – reporting on the fight for press freedoms in post-Gadhafi Libya, elections in Afghanistan and the effort to save Yazidi girls from ISIS in Iraq.

Born in Iran, Parvaz was raised in Tehran, Dubai and Vancouver.

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After Jina Amini died while in custody of Iran's morality police, rappers and rap music have been a vocal presence in the deadly protests taking place in the country. NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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In Iran, political dissenters find expression through rap music

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Sunday

Protestor in Iran's Kurdish region describes government crackdown

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Monday

Afghan Special Immigrant Visa applicants crowd into the Herat Kabul Internet cafe, seeking help applying for the SIV program on Aug. 8, 2021, in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Taliban took over Afghanistan a week later. More than 74,000 applicants remain in the backlog of the SIV program, designed to help those who served the U.S. overseas. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Sunday

A still from a video by The Clooney Foundation for Justice showing the Ain Dara archeological site storage and warehouse in the northern Aleppo Governorate, in Syria. The facility was later looted by various armed groups and bulldozed at some point between 2019 and 2020. The Clooney Foundation for Justice hide caption

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Saturday

Helado Negro, performing at Coachella on April 20, 2018, in Indio, Calif. Matt Cowan/Getty Images hide caption

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Helado Negro's meditative new album, 'Far In,' is one he's always wanted to hear

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