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Majd Wins Third Coast Award

Majd Abdulghani accepting her award at the 2017 Third Coast Festival. (Photo: Bill Healy)

We are still on a high from being in Chicago last week, where we accepted the Best Documentary Silver Award for Majd’s Diary, at the Third Coast International Audio Festival! Majd joined us for the ceremony, and she gave a stellar acceptance speech.

Third Coast is our favorite award, because it’s judged by our peers in the audio world. As a testament of how radio and podcasting has somehow entered the mainstream, The New Yorker sent a reporter to cover the festival. All the winning stories are airing on NPR stations across the country this week, in a special “Best of the Best” broadcast. From Thanksgiving on, you’ll be able to stream that program on the Third Coast website.

To celebrate, we are revisiting Majd’s Diary on the podcast this week. Thanks to everyone who made this story possible, especially Majd. For some background on the diary, click here.

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