Brookings Institution

The influential Brookings Institution cites AREU’s work on representative governance in its recent policy paper, “Toward a Political Settlement in Afghanistan.”

Voice of America, Dari service (Azadi Radio)

To coincide with the release of AREU’s report on local governance in Afghanistan, project researcher Wamiqullah Mumtaz appeared on Voice of America’s Dari service. He presented key findings and the consequent policy options and recommendations provided in the paper. He then took 40 minutes of calls from listeners, who expressed their views, comments and questions. While a range of issues were raised, particularly relevant to the research were those related to local government policy, the role of governors, decision-making and policy implementation, as well as some of the more negative aspects associated the administration of local government.  An independent Afghan analyst who spoke on the programme strongly agreed with the study’s findings.

Various Local Media

A press conference on local governance in Afghanistan by Dr Douglas Saltmarshe, which was translated into Dari and Pashto, received significant coverage in a variety of local media outlets. These included Shamshad, Noor, and Afghan News TV stations, and newspapers such Hasht-e-Sob. The aim of the conference was to draw attention to the need to focus on local governance to ensure the representation of people and their needs by their local government bodies, and to simplify local governance structures.

Tolo Tv and Afghanistan Outlook

Following the release of AREU’s paper “Governance and Representation in the Afghan Urban Transition,” AREU’s Jay Lamey was interviewed on the topic by local media. A key issue discussed was the need for urban governance solutions that provide for the needs of formal and informal city residents alike.

Various Local Media

AREU launched its recent titled “Balkh’s Economy in Transition” through a press conference on August 21, 2013. The report was widely covered by media and therefore generated a debate on consequences of transition on Afghan economy. Local media outlets dedicated significantly larger airtimes to the story are included Tolo TV, Tolonews, Arzo TV and newspapers such Hasht-e-Subeh and 2014 weekly. The aim of the conference was to draw attention to the economic implications of Transition as the focus till date has primarily been on security and governance.
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1 TV

Despair or Hope: Rural Livelihoods and Opium Poppy Dynamics in Afghanistan Media Round Table Discussion
On the 6th of August, a round table, discussing AREU’s recent researches on opium was recorded and broadcasting through one of Afghanistan’s leading TV channels, 1TV. Guest panelists participated in the round table discussion, included (1)deputy minister for counter narcotics, (2)agriculture ministry’s head of alternative livelihood, (3)former counter narcotics official now independent expert on opium and (4) AREU’s deputy director for communications and advocacy. The round table run for close to one hour and broadcasted twice during one of the most-watched air times. The audio on the round table has been given to Killid Group, which will be telecasted via a number of local radio stations across the country, through Killid Group’s local media partners. you can watch this debate by copying these links in to your browser.

1 TV

Water Conflict Management in Afghanistan Media Round Table Discussion
On the 27th of October, AREU arranged for recording of a one-hour-long debate on AREU research on Water Conflict Management, with the private TV station 1TV. Mujib Azizi from AREU, along with two independent experts Mr. Fahim Massoud and Naseer Faiz on Water issues in Afghanistan took part in the debate. The debate was telecasted twice, first Friday night (31st October) and then on Saturday (1st November). you can watch this debate by copying this link in to your browser.

Afghanistan times

How do social protection and labour programmes contribute to social inclusion in Afghanistan

On May 1, 2014 AREU briefed the national and international media outlets on findings of its new research entitled ‘How do social protection and labour programmes contribute to social inclusion in Afghanistan’. Afghanistan Times and ArzoTV picked up on the story. Deputy Director of Communications and Advocacy Mir Ahmad Joyenda and Shukria Azadmanish (Gender SRA) briefed the media on the findings of report.

Araina News

A bridge over troubled waterPress Briefing
On 18 December 2013, AREU launched its new report entitled ‘Water rights and conflict resolution processes in Afghanistan: the case of Sar-i- Pul sub-basin’ to media outlets. The event was attended by media representatives of Pajhwak News Agency, ToloTV, The Killid Group, Khorshid TV, Noor TV, 8 Subh, Noor TV, Shamshad TV, and NPR. Local news outlets Noor TV, Khorshid TV, and Ariana TV picked up on the story. Mir Ahmad Joyenda Deputy Director of Communications and Advocacy and Mujib (EC SRA) briefed the media on the findings of report.

Tolo News

“Women’s Economic Empowerment in Afghanistan 2002-2012: Information Mapping and Situational Analysis”
AREU and selected panelists: Palwasha Hassan, Gender Specialist; Mohammad Farid Hamedi of AIHRC; Shafiqa Habibi, Journalist; and Manizha Wafeq, Business through Peace, briefed national and international media outlets on AREU’s most recent report entitled “Women’s Economic Empowerment in Afghanistan 2002-2012: Information Mapping and Situational Analysis”.

The event was attended by media representatives such as, BBC Dari, Ariana TV, Salam Watandar, Khorshid TV, VOA, Radio Free, Tolo TV, Noor TV, Pajhwak News Agency and Farda TV. Local news outlet Tolo TV picked up on the story with an interview with Mir Ahmad Joyenda. The aim of the press conference was to draw attention to the various ways in which the economic engagement of women has been addressed in the past decade and provide recommendations for enhancing women’s economic potential in the unfolding economy of Afghanistan.

Other Resources for Journalists

Media Inquiries:

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) has a variety of experts who may provide media interviews. Media inquiries should be directed to communication@areu.org.af with the subject line "Media Inquiry." Media representatives are also welcome to call +93 (0) 202212415 during official hours.

Library:

AREU has one of the most well-resourced libraries in Afghanistan. You may refer to the Library section of this website for more details and access to the online bibliographic database. For supporting the library or any questions you may contact the AREU library through library@areu.org.af  

Publications:

AREU publications are available freely in three languages. English, Dari, and Pashto.  You can download our publications and use it for reference online or visit AREU and collect your printed copy of each one.