Thursday, March 06, 2008

"New media: weapons of mass communication?"

IASF offers up an ongoing "expose" of folks from Afghanistan who have opened up their world through the internet, through blogging.


I started encouraging young Afghans to blog. I founded and organized the Afghan Association BlogWriters at (Farsi) and (English) to promote blogging in

Afghanistan. Afghan Penlog is now a network of Afghan bloggers.

I am organizing a first teaching blog workshop in Kabul for students and journalists shortly. The aim is to develop the Afghan digital media through blogging. We don't have a completely free media; I think we can fill this gap through blogs. Through these, we can practice free speech and build the way to democracy.

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