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Afghanistan Journalists Center Deputy Director visits West-Thames College London

London, Feb 14, 2013

Afghanistan Journalists Center Deputy Director, Mr.Zabihullah Noori, visited West-Thames College London in respond to an official invitation of the college’s media department.

In this official visit, Mr. Noori talked to media department teachers and students about media situation in post conflict countries, particularly about media in Afghanistan following the collapse of Taliban regime.

In addition to providing information about media achievements in Afghanistan in the past decade, Mr. Noori also spoke about some of the challenges that reporters and media activists encounter on regular basis.

AfJC Deputy Director said, “Media in Afghanistan has had remarkable growth and achievements both in quantity and quality. The Afghan journalists’ winning of the prestigious Knight International award and Pulitzer award are examples of Afghan media personnel’s professionalism”.

Pointing to the challenges that Afghan journalists face on regular basis, Mr. Noori said, “Despite the fact that Afghan journalist encounter various threats from different groups and parties, including the government, the anti government armed opposition groups and the local warlords, they still adhere to practicing objective journalism by providing information to public, spreading the freedom of expression principles and institutionalizing democracy in the country.”

The audiences were also provided with information about Afghanistan Journalists Center as one of the leading independent organizations in supporting the reporters and media activists, standardizing the media ethical code of conducts among media organizations all across the country by organizing workshops and training courses. The AfJC Deputy Director sought the cooperation and support West-Thames College London authorities in expanding the activities of AfJC.