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socialmediaThe Wolesi Jirga, debating amendments to a media law, on Saturday decided the minister of information and culture should head the social media commission.

"Paiwand" social media summit,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.

Since 2008, the Film Association has produced several documentaries and television series that critique Afghanistan’s society, government and cultural norms.

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.

Kabul the Great Serai after its renovationTurquoise 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.

ICEU.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.

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