Vienna, VA, May 19, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- For the first time Afghan and Iranian-Americans will have a magazine to call their own, Zeba Magazine, the Farsi word for beautiful. With the news stands filled with magazines that pertain to the mass American public with topics on American culture, Zeba Magazine, for the first time, will offer Afghan and Iranian-Americans a chance to read about their own culture fused with the western world. Zeba Magazine is a monthly full glossy perfect bound magazine printed double sided in both Farsi and English.
Each month Zeba Magazine will feature stories on movies, music, health, sports, fashion, food, books, the arts, and business. Highlights will be made on interests of the community, including American, Afghan, Iranian, and Indian movies; prominent Afghans and Iranians in the country such as Ehsan Aman, dubbed the “Ricky Martin of Afghan music” by the Washington Post, and Donnie Keshawarz who has starred in “Sex in the City”, “24”, “Lost”, “The Sopranos”, and “Law & Order: SVU”.
The magazine is currently distributed in the Washington DC Metro area, San Francisco, Los Angles, Las Vegas, and New York City. These cities have the heaviest in population of Afghans and Iranians. Distributions in Atlanta, San Diego, Denver, and Houston are planned for September of 2006.
Zeba Magazine is the brainchild of publisher Aman Feda, who wanted to, as Martha Stewart puts it, “Fill a void”, in his community. With the adverse social issues and demeaning publicity Afghanistan and Iran have been getting from mainstream media, he knew that a better view needed to be portrayed. His mission is also to promote democracy and bring back the realization that both countries at one point were very modernized in terms of culture, technology, and economically. With this in mind Zeba Magazine anticipates shining a new light on the Farsi speaking community, entertain and educate the Afghan and Iranian-Americans.
Interviews, and media kits are available upon request.