Trainings in Conflict Areas


Media Trainings in Conflict Areas

I have spent more than a decade in Afghanistan and the central Asian region to help and develop independent Afghan media.
 My journalism trainings in conflict areas include working in the captials as well as in remote provinces. I work based on curricula which follow the needs and agendas of local reporters and partner organisations in the field. The teaching follows international standards laid down by organisations such as CIJ, RSF, IFJ, ICFJ. The teaching concentrates on basics of journalism, journalism ethics and safety as well as on investiative journalism under circumstances of conflict. I work with a number of national and international media organisations with the aim of creating a basis for independent and sustainable free media as a driving force for societies in change.
As for my trainings on documentary filmmaking in conflict, I am working to reshape the identity of Afghan filmmaking as part of a comprehensive inter-cultural approach that looks at narratives and story-telling beyond projects that are usually funded from abroad lacking an authentic and critical approach.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of some of my teachings in Afghanistan and Germany in the last years:

Mediothek, Documentary Film Script and Film Theory
Afghanistan 2012

FES-Journalistenakademie, Alles Taliban?- Afghanistan und unser Islam-Bild
Bonn/Germany 2011

Institute for War and Peace Reporting, Radio and Print Journalism, Journalism Ethics & Safety
Afghanistan 2011

Mobile Mini Circus Afganistan, Youth Radio and Mini Drama Training & Education Project
Afghanistan 2009

Radio Salam Wantandar, Internews, Mentor of the National News Programme
Afghanistan 2006

Help e.V., Built-up and Management of a new Media and Research Unit
Afghanistan 2008

University of Herat, Department of Literature & Journalism, Journalism lectures for 1st ot 4th year students
Afghanistan 2008

Agha Khan Foundation, Media & Case Study Training
Afghanistan 2007

Free and Fair Elections Foundation of Afghanistan, (with the Foundation for Civil Culture and Society)
Media Training for Election Observers, Afghanistan 2004

Aina, Trainer of the Aina Radio Programs and Mentor for Radio Voice of Afghan Women
Afghanistan 2004

Radio Television Afghanistan, Radio Journalism & Journalism Ethics, Kabul & Kandahar
Afghanistan 2004


The following is a non-exhaustive list of partners I work with

Amnesty International (here)
Reporters without Borders / Reporter ohne Grenzen
p24 Platform for Independent Journalism
The Killid Media Group
NAI Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan
Pajhwok Afghan News
Doha Center for Independent Journalism
Open Society Institute OSI
Deutsche Welle Academy
Medien Akademie Ruhr
AG Dokumentarfilm
VG Bild-Kunst