Four one-issue magazines starts distribution
Kabul, October 3, 2006 (Pajhwok Afghan News) - The distribution of four one-issue magazines, covering issues relating to human rights, education, economics and health and environment, has started last week and will continue during this week throughout Afghanistan.
The cover page main headlines are: Women know better, no teachers, no buildings, not only poppies and health grows slowly, pollution fast. Five thousand bilingual Dari and Pashto copies of each have been printed. It includes English briefs of each story.
Feature articles were covered by trainees of the Centre for International Journalism (CIJ) within on-the job workshops held in eight Afghan provinces between January and June 2006.
The features are edited by CIJ trainers and Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) editors as well. PAN was also responsible for translating all the stories into Dari, Pashto and English.
Led by TKG in partnership with CIJ, PAN, IPS and Sayara Media & Communication, this activity took place within one year of specialised training, contents production and national and international dissemination activity funded by the delegation of the European Commission in Afghanistan.
The partners in the project included: The Killid Group (Radio Killid in Kabul/Herat and weeklies Killid and Mursal), Centre for International Journalism (organising training workshops for journalists, teaches ethics of journalism and practical skills and defending journalists facing threats and harassment), Sayara Media and Communication (an Afghan-French organisation supporting practical journalism training in several universities across Afghanistan), Pajhwok Afghan News (the first independent news agency of Afghanistan providing services in English, Pashto and Dari languages), IPS News Agency (reporting on civil society, globalisation, development and human rights). The activity was funded by the Delegation of the European Commission to Afghanistan.