About AFJC

The Afghanistan Journalists’ Center (AFJC) is an independent, non-governmental, and non-partisan organization that operates in Afghanistan in accordance with the country’s Mass Media Law.

Established in June 2009, AFJC obtained its operational license from the Ministry of Information and Culture under the name Center to Support Journalists of Afghanistan (CSJA). In September 2011, the Executive Board of the center requested a name change, which was approved by the Ministry of Information and Culture through the issuance of a renewed license.

The primary objective of AFJC is to uphold the rights of Afghan journalists and safeguard freedom of expression in Afghanistan. Our goals encompass:

  • Establishing a robust network of media professionals and journalists nationwide to gather and document information regarding press violations.
  • Advocating for and promoting press freedom in Afghanistan, actively participating in international advocacy and campaigns.
  • Enhancing the standard of journalism in Afghanistan through various media initiatives.
  • Conducting studies and implementing projects to support the growth and development of the Afghan media sector.
  • Organizing media training programs, seminars, and conferences in both rural and urban centers, focusing on the challenges faced by Afghan media.
  • Cultivating relationships with similar foreign and international organizations.
  • Participating in legislative processes concerning the media field.
  • Recognizing and honoring courageous and proactive journalists who excel in their profession.

We are committed to creating an environment that fosters professional journalism and protects the rights of journalists in Afghanistan.