9 MAY 2012 | SHIBERGHAN, AFGHANISTAN
With Afghanistan home to valuable natural resources such as gas, minerals, gems and marble, journalists are turning the spotlight on the country’s economic potential.
7 MAY 2012 | KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN
“The government is telling us, get rid of your poppies. But poppies bring big money. We can’t do this without outside help.”
Tawoz is a farmer from the southern Afghan province of Kandahar. He and his family of 40 depend on a two-acre farm for survival. Six years ago, under pressure from local warlords, he shifted from wheat to poppy production.The income from poppy was better than what he made when he farmed wheat, but it also put him in debt to the Taliban.
6 MAY 2012 | AFGHANISTAN
CHALLENGE The lack of legal protection for journalists and lawyers’ unfamiliarity of core concepts of media law have contributed to a weak advocacy environment and the poor implementation of Afghanistan’s Mass Media Law.
3 MAY 2012 | AFGHANISTAN
Journalists are faced with few opportunities in Afghanistan for increasing their knowledge and technical skills. For the first time in Afghanistan, aspiring journalists, broadcasters and media managers have the opportunity to partake in a highly practical radio, television, print and new media curriculum at the Nai Media Institute’s Diploma in Media.
30 APRIL 2012 | KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
Through Shir Sultan’s adventures in coloring books, billboards and posters, the children of Kabul learn how to plant trees and keep the city clean and beautiful for years to come.
29 APRIL 2012 | ZABUL, AFGHANISTAN
Radio Surghar understands the importance of radio for local people. “We reflect the issues of our community in our radio programs, and we encourage the authorities to respond to community problems and to carry out necessary develop-ment projects in our district,” says Surghar Radio Station Manager Ahmad Khan.
26 APRIL 2012 | HERAT, AFGHANISTAN
“I’ve learned that if I come to a high government position, I should not be arrogant or selfish. I must be humble.” - Sousan Hasanzada, a recent graduate of Herat University Faculty of Journalism and a graduate of the six-month Herat Provincial Council internship
Although agricultural technical schools are not a new industry in Timor-Leste, developing the specific business training within these schools for budding entrepreneurs is a new and exciting facet. To meet the need and ensure a program that proved inspiring, USAID brought in Land O'Lakes to design, develop, and implement the one-year vocational training curriculum.
Like so many young people in Jordan and around the world, Murad Al Zaghal was in need of opportunities to express his creative voice in a way that contributed to his personal growth. By participating in USAID’s International Youth Day 2011, 19- year-old Al Zaghal got a boost to his confidence and abilities while pursuing his passion for design.
Seventy percent of Jordan’s population is under age 30, and nearly two-thirds of working-age youth are unemployed. The Government of Jordan has made the positive participation of youth in all aspects of life a high priority, and USAID recently initiated an integrated set of programs to address youth and poverty.
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