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 “Democracy and Journalism”, the manual is to handy tool to held journalists and educators.
The manual is composed of two parts:
- Basics of Democracy
- Role of media and journalism in the development democracy
The materials collected and compiled in this manual have been derived from various prestigious sources regarding role of law and journalism; here we would sincerely thank all the authors for allowing us to translate and use their resources.
We would also like to express our sincere thanks to Mr. Massoud Momin who painstakingly selected, complied and translated the materials and resources 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 democracy and the role of journalism in the development of democracy.
Countries which served as cradle and birthplace of democracy believed that people’s participation is only possible through establishment of democratic governments, freedom of expression and free media. Democracy can flourish and develop in societies through free, independent and strong media.
Mediothek Afghanistan, Kabul, March, 2012