BBC Media Action has worked for over a decade in Afghanistan to improve health and education as well as supporting discussion through TV and radio broadcasts. Our flagship discussion and debate programme Open Jirga enables people to question top officials about the issues that matter to them. We work in partnership with the Afghan government, local broadcasters, non-governmental organisations and media professionals to enable people across the country to access useful, timely, reliable information.
All Afghanistan projects
We’re supporting local media to produce radio programming that helps Afghan women play an increased role in public discourse by improving their representation and participation in decision-making both at home and on a local/national level.
BBC Media Action is harnessing the power of national and local radio to help improve child health in Afghanistan.
BBC Media Action is helping raise editorial standards and strengthen the financial management of five radio stations in Afghanistan.
The TV and radio debate programme aims to enable dialogue between Afghans and their leaders.
In March 2013, BBC Media Action and Internews facilitated a media conference in Kabul which aimed to encourage an inclusive and lasting dialogue among Afghan media leaders and representatives.
Latest Afghanistan publications and resources
This summary explores attitudes to governance in Afghanistan as revealed by in-depth interviews conducted in six of the country's provinces.
A research summary presenting findings about governance issues facing Afghanistan's population, conducted to inform political debate programme Open Jirga.
A research summary exploring the potential of maternal and child health communication initiatives using mobile technology in Afghanistan.
After taking part in national debate show Open Jirga, community elder Abdul took the format home with him and persuaded his local radio station to make their own version for southern Afghanistan.
32-year-old disabled man Asadullah held President Hamid Karzai to account on TV debate show Open Jirga – and was invited to discuss his views on disability issues with Afghanistan’s entire cabinet.