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WORLD NEWS 17
Army August 4, 2011
Time's right to speak out
By Maj Lachlan Simond
IMPROVED security throughout
Uruzgan province has led to a sig-
nificant increase in local journal-
ists reporting from the province.
The dramatic change to the
number of media representatives
in Uruzgan is considered to be a
positive sign of the progress that has
been made in the region.
US Col Bob Akam, Commander
Combined Team-Uruzgan, stressed
the importance of media operating
in a free society and the need to tell
the people the truth about what was
"There are many brave reporters
in the world who are in prison today
because they told the truth and they
were persecuted for it," Col Akam
"But they held the sacred trust of
the people they represented and the
truth of the story in their heart."
When Australian forces first
deployed to Uruzgan in 2006 to pro-
vide a reconstruction mission, there
was little to no local media presence
in Tarin Kot, or in the larger area of
In the five years since, the situa-
tion has changed dramatically. The
media picture in Uruzgan in 2011
includes 10 media representatives
working for both Afghan and inter-
national media organisations report-
ing on events in the province.
The presence of journalists and
their engagement with local officials
and ISAF personnel is considered to
be a good indicator of the advances
in security, governance and develop-
ment in the province.
To ensure the Combined Team-
Uruzgan mission properly engaged
local representatives, journalists
were invited to the first Uruzgan
media shura at the Provincial
Reconstruction Team House at
Multinational Base Tarin Kot
The shura created an opportunity
for the commander to discuss issues
and understand how to improve the
delivery of information, as well as
answering media questions.
Many of the journalists are
Uruzgan locals who have been
inspired to seek a professional role
in the media since the Taliban's
removal from power, in order to be
a voice for the people.
"Before these reporters, there
was no one in Uruzgan to tell
Kabul about our province, to tell
them about our city, our culture,"
Ahamadsha Jawa, a local radio jour-
"Now, there are requests for pic-
tures and stories from Uruzgan from
the media of the world."
The local media representatives
said they were keen to repeat the
experience and all agreed it should
be the first of many shuras.
Meeting of minds: Journalists from Uruzgan province and public affairs representatives from Combined Team-
Uruzgan conduct a media shura at Multinational Base Tarin Kot.
Photo by AB Jo Dilorenzo
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