Mediothek Afghanistan has been proving capacity-building programs for journalists and reporters across the country through its media houses located in different provinces, so far Mediothek has trained, on different capacity levels, more than 2000 journalists via different workshops and capacity building programs in the capital and provinces.
Additionally, Mediothek has been consistently working on the provision of journalistic and educational materials, and as continuation of these efforts, Mediothek recently translated and published a manual on ethical principle of journalism, the manual is to held journalists and educators.
The manual is consisted of two parts:
- International principle of professional journalism
- Ethical principle of journalists and journalism in Afghanistan
The materials collected and compiled in this manual have been derived from various prestigious sources; here we would thank all the authors for allowing us to translate and use their resources.
We would also like to thanks, Mr. Massoud Momin who painstakingly selected, complied and translated the materials from more than a dozen sources, we wish him success and hope he will even be more productive in producing such outstanding resources in the future as well.
The main objective of the compilation of this manual is to help young and newcomer journalists to gain a full grasp of the core basics and principle of journalism. This manual will enable newcomer journalists to master the core principles of journalism and apply them in their day to day work practices. Because, a core principle of journalism dictates that no matter where and in what status a journalist might be, she/he shall be fully faithful and committed to the good and prosperity of community and society.
Kabul, March, 2012