ASWF 1st ever congress to be held this month
Sports Journalists from Afghanistan’s 33 provinces including from the capital Kabul would be invited to participate in decision making gathering on sports Journalisms in the country.
ASWF President Mr. Sayer Zaland said the congress was a place for all the sports Journalists to come together and solve their problems, discuss about their future work and enhance capacity building in the area of sports journalism in the country.
He said: “we are not in a position to improve situation in a year time. We should work hard as unit and a sports journalist’s body to bring our dreams alive.”
Zaland told reporters in Kabul: “Our annual congress is an event that brings all journalists together for mutual support, education and inspiration. We have grown over the years and our first congress is a huge movement in the history of the country. We are expecting attendance (400) from all over the country and also some guests from outside the country.”
He added he wanted to make the congress itself an absolutely memorable event. “We are pleased that keynote speaker and CEO of Afghanistan HE. Dr. Abdullal Abdullah will be available to open the congress officially. Also the sports organizations like ACB, ANOC, AFF, Paralympics Federation, and Afghanistan Sports and Education directorate will have their presentations.”
According to Zalan, their aim was to bring together, under its auspices, the Provincial Associations/Units of professional sports journalists; to encourage and assist with the foundation of Provincial Associations/Units for sports journalists in countries where they do not now exist; to recognize and maintain the authority and autonomy of its member associations and to promote closer links between its member associations and the sports organizations; to discourage the parallel or fake and fictitious sports bodies, which are not affiliated with ASWF.
Afghanistan Sports Journalists were expressed their happiness over the arrangement of first ever sports Journalists congress in a country. A AIPS Member Shoib Dost who have been working with Afghanistan National Radio TV said AIPS media that all the journalists are hopeful for the congress.
“We really appreciate the way our president is working for Sports Journalists in Afghanistan. He is young and energetic and has the ability to lead the sports journalists in the country.”
He added that since last week around 86 journalists from around the country registered their names for the congress and hope it will increase to 200 in this week.
ASWF after the confirmation of AIPS president Mr. Gianni Merlo announced that in the end of May 2016 they will hold Afghanistan First Sports journalists congress in Kabul.
The congress would be organized with the collaboration of Equal Access Afghanistan who also has delegate journalists from Pakistan on Sports exchange program to Kabul.
The Pak- Afghan Media Exchange program project manager Asadullah Daudzai said that they were pleased to work with ASWF and making Afghanistan Sports Journalists 1st ever congress happen in Afghanistan.
“We are working with ASWF for this congress, because we want to promote sports in the country and also our Pakistani Delegats are also Sports Journalists, so this will be a great opportunity for them to explore and discuss about Sports Journalists and Sports in the country.
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