Kabul Beat is a online magazine in two national languages of Afghanistan Dari & Pashto & English, that aims to share stories from different and undermined provinces of Afghanistan. Kabul Beat will teach 7-10 aspiring bloggers and writers from different provinces of Afghanistan who wish to write but due to financial problems and lack of access to internet can't present their writings to worldwide audience.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Kabul, Herat, Mazar
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
Everyday stories released from Afghanistan are war stories. People from other provinces of Afghanistan have no access to share their stories online, and the culture of writing for online portals has not developed in these provinces. Kabul Beat will be able to provide the platform for the aspiring writers to express themselves.Culture of war stories must come to an end and this can only be done if there is another portal where people could share.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
The content of Kabul Beat will be culture, history, society, daily life, Education, opportunities, photo essays, achievements of local heroes in the community. The trained aspiring writers will share their stories in different languages in the website. Every month 4-7 stories from different locations of Afghanistan will be shared in the website. photography and social media will also be part of the training for the aspiring writers.
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established that will contribute to the success of the project.
Kabul Beat will partner with different organizations.
Afghan Voices a media production organization who train filmmakers and journalists, these journalists and trainers will train each individual in the province and help them with the writings and photography.
The maintenance of website will be done by AfghanGraphics who is a well known organization in web designing.
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
There will be 7-10 aspiring writers who will be trained in their local communities by the Afghan Voices journalists. the whole project will be a training camp and the trainees must submit their stories and active participation will have rewards; which is a good tool to encourage students.
Mohammad Ilias Alami
April 3, 2013
March 29, 2013