Open Media Fund for Afghanistan

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Open Media Fund for Afghanistan

"The objective of the Open Media Fund for Afghanistan is to support the independent Afghan print media and help them develop their capacity to subsist as independent information providers to the Afghan population, rooted in the local economy, and meet the contemporary requirements of information exchange and media in Afghanistan.

"In order to achieve these goals the Foundation for Culture and Civil Society decided to manage the Open Media Fund for Afghanistan, OMFA. The Fund previously managed by Internews, distributed funds and grants to the publication mainly in the provinces to cover their printing costs. It should be mentioned that the FCCS does not interfere in the editorial line of these publications but it has gained a powerful communication tool." [1]

Expert Committee

"After its integration with FCCS, it is decided to setup an expert committee to manage the proposals received by the OMFA. The Expert committee was composed of 5 well known individuals in the field of Media and publication. Members of the Expert Committee were: [2]

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References

  1. Open Media Fund for Afghanistan, Open Media Fund for Afghanistan, accessed October 24, 2007.
  2. Open Media Fund for Afghanistan, Open Media Fund for Afghanistan, accessed October 24, 2007.