practitioners and journalists from over 25 provinces in Afghanistan will
assemble for a National Meeting and Media Summit in Kabul on from March 26 to
Meeting and Summit are being held convened as part of an EC funded project
being implemented by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), with
its associates in Afghanistan, the Afghan Independent Journalists' Association
The National Meeting on March 26 will assemble
journalists, journalist union leaders and media experts from over 25 provinces in
Afghanistan. The meeting will provide a platform for
national media partners to identify the main
challenges for journalists in Afghanistan; consider the way forward; prioritise
future campaigns and cooperative actions; and strengthen local journalist networks.
Two publications will be launched
during the meeting:
i. The Afghanistan
Media For Democracy Handbook, which includes chapters on transitional
justice, the status of local news, media and democratic processes and new
information drawn from a pre-election survey and includes contributions by some
of Afghanistan’s most senior journalists and media personalities.
ii. The Afghanistan
National Opinion Poll – a national survey of voter’s opinions about the
democratic process and transition in Afghanistan.
The elections of the new AIJA
leadership will also be conducted during the meeting with a press conference
held to announce the results.
The Media Summit, to be held from
March 27 to 28, will be a two-day capacity building activity. Journalists and journalist union leaders will
be trained in Safety and Security and Union Leadership. The training will be conducted by IFJ Asia
Pacific and Security training group AKE.
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