Kabul, Jan. 29, 2012
The first media institute was launched by Nai with the support from the United Stated Agency for International Development (USAID).
Abdul Mojeeb Khilwatgar, the executive director of Nai, the organization that supports open media in Afghanistan, said that it was the first time any media institute was being established in the country.
He added that the institute accepts up to 50 applicants, who will have to pass the university entrance exams first.
According to Mr. Khilwatgar, the students’ application process has already commenced and the education program will officially start in the spring of 1391.
Mora Bere, the deputy for democracy and human rights affairs at the USAID in Kabul acknowledged the inauguration of the institute as a valuable step forward in betterment of media activities in the country.
She added that the US had been supporting the open media in Afghanistan for the past ten years and it will continue to do so in the future.