More than 200 journalists from around Afghanistan gathered today in the capital, Kabul, to take part in the first-ever national congress of one of the country’s leading unions for media workers.
The Wolesi Jirga, debating amendments to a media law, on Saturday decided the minister of information and culture should head the social media commission.
On day two of the "Paiwand" social media summit, Zia-ul-Haq Amarkhil, the head of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) Secretariat, emphasized that social media can bridge the gap between the citizens and government.
An intensive, month-long media course supported by USAID changed all that. It taught Mr. Faiz and nine other volunteers of the Badghis Film Association in northwest Afghanistan the basics of cinematography, graphics and post-production.
Turquoise Mountain, a Kabul-based international non-profit focused on the historical preservation of Afghan architecture and traditional crafts, has won a 2013 UNESCO Asian Cultural Heritage Restoration Program Award of Distinction for the restoration of Kabul’s Great Serai Palace.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) returned five gold artifacts and an ancient vase to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Monday, September 9 during a repatriation ceremony at the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington , D.C. HSI Assistant Director for the Office of International Affairs John Connolly presented the objects to Afghan Ambassador to the United States Eklil Hakimi.