Afghan Media Productions
Afghan Media ProductionsSubmitted by admin on Wed, 06/08/2011 - 20:03
Breadwinners host Marzia Ahmadzai (left) interviews Malali Jawad, owner of the Hilala Silk Production Company.
Afghan Media Productions (AMP), is America Abroad Media’s Kabul-based office, where an all-Afghan team of journalists produces a range of programming for broadcast on leading television and radio outlets across the country. Led by director Fareedoone Aryan, with production support from Abdul Karim Tahsin and Faiz Mohammad, AMP represents a unique opportunity to build independent media capacity in Afghanistan while exposing Afghan audiences to high quality, locally produced content, including:
Educational documentaries: AMP is currently producing Breadwinners, a weekly radio documentary series profiling female entrepreneurs in Afghanistan and their contributions to the country’s economy. The program broadcasts nationwide every Saturday in Dari and Pashto on Killid Radio in Afghanistan.
Episodes have featured a diverse range of female entrepreneurs, such as:
- Shekiba Qayumi, founder of the Women's Vocational Association in Kabul, where women are taught traditional trades such as tailoring and jewelry making.
- Aziza Mohamed, owner of Muska Ball and Leather Products and a pioneer of soccer ball production in Afghanistan.
- Gulsoom Satrzai, CEO of Afghan Women's Services and Education Institute, which trains women for careers in textiles, handicrafts, and other industries.
Watch video of past Breadwinners below, and view pictures from the series here.
Past documentary series include Bonds of Humanity, a television and radio documentary series highlighting the diverse traditions, history, and culture of Muslim communities in Afghanistan and around the world. View episodes here.
Afghanistan-Pakistan Town Halls: In collaboration with AAM’s Pakistan Information Network (PIN), AMP is producing a groundbreaking series of international town halls connecting audiences, experts and government officials in Afghanistan and Pakistan for in-depth discussion about the way forward for the two nations as the U.S. prepares to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan in 2014, as well as the role Pakistan should play in the reconciliation process.
Check out the video below and learn more here.
Online Video Interview Series: Online video interviews with leading policymakers, academics, journalists, and experts that examine key challenges facing Afghanistan, including sustainable economic development, women’s participation in government, security concerns, and the reconciliation process.
Partnerships: AMP maintains strong partnerships with leading television and radio outlets across Afghanistan, including Radio Khilid, Saba TV, Voice of Afghan Women Radio (VAWR), Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA), and Tolo TV.