Building Public Pressure for Human Rights through Media Reporting of Rights Violence and Advocacy

Despite the prevalence of human rights and international humanitarian law violations in Afghanistan, the Afghan media has generally not gone beyond reporting broad allegations. A large body of cases exist, but only a few authoritative reports have been compiled. This is believed to be one reason for the lack of public discourse on the subject and the unwillingness of politicians and policymakers in Afghanistan to address the issue.

This project aims to increase understanding of human rights and international humanitarian law on the part of journalists, policymakers and the public, and to document and disseminate specific abuses. The project will include training journalists in covering human rights issues.

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Start Date

Sunday, July 22, 2007

End Date

Sunday, December 28, 2008


14 months

IDRC Officer

Singh, Navsharan

Total funding

CA$ 113,000


Afghanistan, Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia


Governance and Justice

Project Leader

Aziz Hakimi


Development and Humanitarian Service for Afghanistan

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