IPS – Inter Press Service News Agency
March 28th, 2007

The Killid Group (TKG) and IPS organized the first Afghan Media and Civil Society Forum with the title Media is Development, on March 28-29, 2007.

The main objectives of the Forum was to reflect on the pivotal role played by the media and civil society in the country’s efforts to transform from a war-torn country towards the building of a peaceful democracy and to assess the roles these two sectors can play to prevent a regression to conflict. The Forum was a unique opportunity for the Afghan civil society and media to come together and propose an alternative vision and renewed hope at a time when much of the public discourse about the country is dominated by warfare and destruction. The Forum successfully culminated with an important declaration, available at

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