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Afghan women bridge gap in media by launch of TV channel

Zan TV or ‘Women’s TV’, Afghanistan’s first-ever TV channel dedicated to women, begins broadcasting this Sunday. This novelty comes as Afghan media industry continues to be dominated by men and women journalists are persistently criticized, threatened or killed for working

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Media plays a key role in promoting good governance in Afghanistan

Three experts and 90 journalists, civil society activists, representative of the government and academics discussed media’s role in promoting Good Governance in Afghanistan in Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh. The participants agreed that media plays an important role in pushing the government to

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Mediothek Afghanistan launches first election reporting network for 70 leading journalists

Over the past two days, 70 leading journalists from Afghanistan’s main TV, press and radio outlets met in Kabul to formally launch the Election Reporting Network (ERN). Established by Mediothek Afghanistan with financial backing and support from the German Government,

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The role of the media in exposing and curbing corruption in Afghanistan

At today’s Media Meeting, Afghan-German Cooperation and Mediothek in Kabul brought together experts from government, civil society, the media and international bodies to discuss what the media has achieved so far in Afghanistan and the challenges the press face in

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Afghanistan’s First Social Media Summit to be held on September 22nd-23rd

Paiwand Social Media Summit, Afghanistan’s First Social Media Summit, is scheduled to be held on September 22nd and 23rd. Organized by Impassion, the Summit will bring together over 200 participants and speakers from 24 provinces of Afghanistan and around the

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Kabul to host first-ever National Social Media Summit

Applications for Paiwand, Afghanistan’s First National Social Media Summit, opened on August 11. The event will be held in Kabul from Sept 22-23, and will bring together over 200 speakers and participants from all 34 provinces. Paiwand will consist of

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Young Afghans determined to rebuild war-torn country

While others make plans to flee, a new generation of educated young Afghans who have tasted new freedoms in post-Taliban times are determined to stay and rebuild their war-ravaged nation. With the vast majority of foreign troops withdrawing by the

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Afghan radio station Arman FM celebrates its 10th anniversary

Afghanistan’s first private radio station Arman FM celebrates its 10th anniversary this week. Established in 2003, Arman FM revolutionized media in Afghanistan. Today, it is one of the most popular radio stations and has continued to dominate Kabul’s airwaves. It

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Afghan Technologists and Media Experts Explore New Technologies at Kabul Innovation Lab

Technologists, media experts and entrepreneurs from across Afghanistan began a four-day forum and workshop today. This Innovation Lab will create new ways for the media to use digital and emerging technologies to reach new audiences and distribute content. The event

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Reliance on aid seen as challenge to media

A lack of financial resources and subsequent reliance on foreign assistance have a negative impact on activities of media outlets and civil society groups in the country, participants of a discussion said on Thursday. This week’s radio and TV programme,

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