23 March 2012
Annual Meeting of Afghan Independent Journalists’ Association and National Media Summit
Media 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 the 28.
The 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 (AIJA).
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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