Pajhwok Afghan News is Afghanistan’s largest independent news agency. With headquarters in Kabul, a nationwide network of reporters and correspondents, and an international headquarters outside of Afghanistan, Pajhwok delivers an average daily output of three dozen stories in Pashto, Dari and English. Pajhwok also provides photographs, video footage and audio clips to international wire agencies, television and radio stations.
Given the current situation in Afghanistan, the reporting situation for Pajhwok staff is not always safe, so, to protect our teams we may not always be able to report all sides of a story or may need to delay publication of some details, due to threats on our staff. We may use our staff outside the country to interpret or expand stories that cannot be filed in details from Kabul
Despite the challenges, Pajhwok remains committed to impartiality, professional journalism and a commitment to revealing all the facts when it is safe to do so.
From its beginnings as a small project to report on the 2003 Constitutional Loya Jirga, Pajhwok has become the main provider of daily news to the country’s media and the most trusted source of news about Afghanistan from an Afghan perspective. Pajhwok is wholly owned and operated by Afghans and has no political affiliations. We are committed to reporting information for the benefit of Afghan people and to inform the world of the latest situation in the country.
Since its foundation, Pajhwok’s mission has been to help build a diverse Afghan media that keeps Afghan citizens informed, promotes transparency and accountability in governance, broadens participation in national life and fosters respect for human rights. We remain committed to this goal, even in the current difficult circumstances.
With its high-quality output, including specialized beats and reporting projects on elections, security, health, reconstruction, economic development, social issues and government, Pajhwok has enabled Afghan media outlets to deliver accurate news, informed by background materials, and relevant to their audiences.
Pajhwok’s independent reporting, prepared in a form that is attractive to diverse audiences, is an indispensable resource for Afghan and international media, diplomats, professionals, researchers and anyone who is interested in Afghanistan.
Pajhwok provides breaking news and features through several subscription-based services.
Pajhwok News wire: Pajhwok delivers news and photos to readers in Afghanistan and around the world. Subscribers can access the latest news through Pajhwok’s website and email news updates.
Pajhwok Photo service: Available as a separate subscription, Pajhwok’s photo service provides daily pictures of key news events, in addition to photo features about Afghan society and culture.
Pajhwok Audio and Video services: Pajhwok also provides raw audio clips and video footage of news events to international wire agencies, television and radio stations.
Subscribers can access Pajhwok stories using convenient methods.
Pajhwok.com on the Internet Readers keep up with the latest news about Afghanistan via Pajhwok’s website. The website is updated throughout the day, seven days a week, with news in English, Pashto and Dari languages.
Email news updates Subscribers receive emails during the day with a digest of Pajhwok’s news stories, keeping them in touch with developments in Afghanistan.
Pajhwok’s subscribers include Afghanistan’s most influential people and organizations. Major Afghan and international news outlets, Afghan government ministries, Non-Governmental Organizations, diplomats, professionals, businessmen, and prominent individuals subscribe because they rely on Pajhwok as an authoritative source of news about Afghanistan’s political, economic and social development. Click here to subscribe to Pajhwok Afghan News.