Nineteen years ago, the worst fighting in Kabul was in Afshar District, where 300 people died in a single day. Many were forced from their homes as mujahideen warlords vied for control of the city. Now residents from the area who survived want justice. Without it, they say, Afghanistan will enjoy no peace. Khan Mohammad Danishjo reports.
The overall objective of IWPR’s program in Afghanistan is to contribute to democracy and peace through a sustainable improvement in the level of public debate and information exchange.
This is done by developing professional reporting skills and improving the capacity of local and regional media to function as independent entities; the tools used include institution building, practical training and information production and dissemination.
IWPR began work in Afghanistan shortly before the fall of the Taleban, and over the past several years has expanded its activities throughout the country. Major achievements include the creation of Pajhwok Afghan News, the first independent news agency in the country, as well as the establishment of media centers in most major urban centers and smaller provincial capitals.
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