Nai has produced a range of materials related to media development in Afghanistan.
- Internew Starting Local Radio– A Manual about starting a Local Radio Station.
- Matching the Market and the Model: The Business of Independent News Media – a report to the Center for International Media Assistance.
- Pro forma business plan – detailed pro forma business planning document explaining rationale and process behind a business plan.
- Sample business plan: Voice Radio Broadcasting – concise business plan example.
- Sample business plan: 8CB – detailed business plan example.
- Strategic Planning outline – the purpose of strategic planning and how to run a strategic planning session.
- Strategic Communications tools matrix – maximizing your media organization’s reach and impact.
Sales and Marketing:
- Sales and Marketing tool kit matrix – materials and tools to maximize your revenue.
Here are links to national and international organizations who work with journalists and in media development in Afghanistan:
Committee to Protect Journalists
Features international news alerts and news resources from non-partisan international organization of journalists dedicated to protection of the freedom of press by defending the rights of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. International Federation of Journalists Organisation that aims to push governments to promote social justice and rights for journalists.
Internews Network is an international NGO that aims to empower local media worldwide to foster press freedom and access to information. Internews has been working in Afghanistan since 2002.
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
IWPR works to strengthen local journalism in areas of conflict. IWPR’s current focus in Afghanistan is on strengthening in-depth reporting through the creation of a network of media centers across the country.
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is an innovative award-winning non-profit journalism organization dedicated to supporting the independent international journalism, by focusing on under-reported topics. Also provides travel grants to journalists interested in covering these topics. Open Society Foundation (Moving Walls) OSI’s Moving Walls is an annual documentary photography exhibition. Since 1998, it has featured over 100 photographers whose works address a variety of social justice and human rights issues. Equal Access Equal Access aims to create positive social change in the developing world by delivering critically needed information. In Afghanistan, their work has been focused on areas such as human rights and women’s issues, Islamic education, health and hygiene, drug demand reduction, elections and civic participation, rule of law and peace building.
Afghan Youth Voices Festival
Afghan Youth Voices Festival is a participatory multi-media festival encouraging young people to express themselves through a variety of new and old media tools.
Altai Consulting: Afghan Media in 2010
Altai Consulting’s report Afghan Media in 2010 is the the first comprehensive media evaluation ever conducted in Afghanistan.
Pajhwok Afghan News
Pajhwok is Afghanistan’s largest independent news agency.
Albany Associates have advised communications regulatory bodies in Afghanistan. Through media development and regulation work, Albany has worked on improving licensing for broadcasters, streamlining communications regulation, and training regulators and lawyers.
Afghanistan Information Management Services
The AIMS project is building information management capacity in government and delivers information management services to organizations across Afghanistan.
Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit
The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) is an independent research institute based in Kabul. AREU’s mission is to inform and influence policy and practice through conducting high-quality, policy-relevant research and actively disseminating the results, and to promote a culture of research and learning.
The Afghanistan Analysts Network
The Afghanistan Analysts Network is a non-profit, independent policy research organization.
The Front Page
NAI has created this Election Monitoring Platform “AFGelections” as an interactive approach to collect and publicize information on the elections, and communicate election events as reported by the media, election monitors, and Afghan citizens.