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NAI Support Open Media


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Head of media watch:
Sediqullah Tawhidi

Senior reporter:
Fahim Saber

Chief Executive of Nai Support Open Media in Afghanistan:
Mujeeb Khalvatgar (20170118)

 

Background:

Nai Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan works locally to empower independent media and promote freedom of expression. Nai is an Afghan non-governmental organization established in 2005 with the support of Internews Network. The original mission of Nai remains to build and promote a strong independent media sector in Afghanistan through our work in the areas of training, advocacy and production.

Nai is a full member of Internews International, a network of 40 Internews organisations across the world. Nai is currently run by USAID funds through Internews Network, and receives small grants for projects from other donors.

Nai’s head office and training centre is in Kabul, with training centers at Nai branches in each of Afghanistan’s major provincial cities of Jalalabad, Kandahar, Mazar-e-Sharif and Herat.

Nai offers practical training to journalists and those seeking to get a start in the media industry in Afghanistan. We have recently gained registration of the Nai Media Institute with the Government of Afghanistan and will soon expand our range of training courses. See our training section for more detail about the NMI or if you are interested in enrolling in one of our courses.

Nai fulfills its advocacy mission through a range of activities. Nai lobbies government to reform laws affecting the rights of journalist; builds networks with provincial journalists and media workers; holds media sector forums and campaigns for public awareness of the role of the media in Afghanistan.

The Nai Media Watch Unit will launch advocacy cases for correspondents, journalists and other media family members who are being violated, they could easily contact the responsible to seek suitable advices and guidelines.

And also the following unit will register those correspondents being violated based on the records it will produce written special reports, and will publish it every end of the year.

The Nai media watch Unit will conduct its advocacy programs through publishing the special reports, press releases,news sessions,press conferences, and face to face visits with the Governmental responsible.

The following unit has also launched a Map which indicates the level of violence against Afghan correspondents which make the members of the unit to investigate deeply.

It will push its efforts endlessly to adjust the law specially the mass media watch law,we can also address the significant roles of Nai and other Ngo for convincing Governmental officials to approve the law accessing information.

Advocacy is under the process for approving of policies for establishing of private media activities,by approving of the following policies it will decrease huge problems of the correspondents in private media outlets.

Preventing the Governmental departments and officials to implement different decrees,orders, and policies which has been against the existed laws and regulations for media has been one of the biggest work of the Nai media watch unit.

Nai supporting open media in Afghanistan celebrates the International Freedom Day which is on 3th of May annually and appreciate the best media workers by presenting Nai statues, all media family members such as correspondents, cameramen, photographers, producers, presenters, and others participate in the ceremony .

The other Nai biggest achievement is that the nomination of a road under the title of Freedom road located in Kabul the capital city of Kabul, and also efforts are underway to institutionalize freedom of speech in the country and also trying to nominate one day as the social media day added in the Afghanistan calendar.

The Nai media watch also provide legal advices for correspondents and will provide free lawyer to remove their problems.

If any of the correspondents being violated try to contact the following numbers:

Head of media watch at Nai Sediqullah Tawhidi

cell phone: +93700279176

Senior report at Media watch Nai Fahim Saber

Cellphone:+93700266727

More Background:
Nai Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan works locally to empower independent media and promote freedom of expression. Nai is an Afghan non-governmental organization established in 2005 with the support of Internews Network. The original mission of Nai remains to build and promote a strong independent media sector in Afghanistan through our work in the areas of training, advocacy and production.

Nai is a full member of Internews International, a network of 40 Internews organisations across the world. Nai is currently run by USAID funds through US based Internews Network, and receives small grants for projects from other donors.

Nai’s head office and training centre is in Kabul, with traning centers at Nai branches in each of Afghanistan’s major provincial cities of Jalalabad, Kandahar, Mazar-e-Sharif and Herat. Nai offers practical training to journalists and those seeking to get a start in the media industry in Afghanistan. NAI has recently gained registration of the Nai Media Institute with the Government of Afghanistan and will soon expand  range of training courses. Nai fulfills its advocacy mission through a range of activities. Nai lobbies government to reform laws affecting the rights of journalist; builds networks with provincial journalists and media workers; holds media sector forums and campaigns for public awareness of the role of the media in Afghanistan.

Nai’s Media Watch unit has been tracking and publishing threats against media workers across the country for the past ten years and recently launched an interactive online data map representing its comprehensive research. This year Nai published “Journalists in Afghanistan”, a book compiling the ten years of reports on violations of the rights of media workers. Nai has recently completed the research for the first nation-wide media directory which will soon be publicly available

Nai has 2005 established Nai Media Institute (NMI), which operates from Nai's headquarters in Kabul. NMI offers a range of specialist short courses to upgrade your existing skills, or you can enrol in our newly introduced two year Diploma in Media Course.

 

Last Modified 2017-01-18
Established 2017-01-18